I've hidden veggies in sauce, meatloaf, mashed "potatoes" (was really cauliflower), muffins, cookies, and quick breads, even brownies. Fruit smoothies (made w/yogurt & fruit) are very popular in our house, as are fruit slushies (made with ice, water, pureed fruit & a dash of honey if needed for sweetness). Sliced apples or pears dipped in any flavor nut butter you like, or even honey or organic jam, is a wonderful snack. Have your child help you choose & prepare various fruits & veggies to get them used to touching & preparing nutritious meals & snacks. Let them get adventurous with their food choices too, no matter how "odd" or crazy they sound to you, and if they don't like what they've created, that's okay, there is always next time to try again. These are great ways to build a positive relationship with foods, any foods, not just the fruits & veggies.
at 11:17 PM on May. 26, 2009