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Do you "sneak" veggies into your picky eater's food? If so, how?

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doodlebopfan

Asked by doodlebopfan at 6:19 PM on Jul. 1, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • LOL I used to with my sons. I would steam califlower until it was very soft and add it to the mashed potatoes...they never knew. I did it until they were teens..lol
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 6:23 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • smoothies! red pepper, carrot and squash are all good ones for nutrients and blending with fruit. I use broccoli, too, but you have to use a banana and can't add too much broccoli or the bitterness comes through.

    another good tip I've heard is to put shredded veggies into lasagne or other casseroles.
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 6:24 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • Nope, I can actually bribe her into eating more of her main course be telling her she can have more veggies! She's only 2 so I don't know if it will stick or not, bu she's always been a little veggie monster :) Oh and she loves bell peppers, she'll eat them like apples lol.
    Blueliner

    Answer by Blueliner at 6:27 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • I have never had to. My kids love veggies. :)
    momto1girl3boys

    Answer by momto1girl3boys at 6:29 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • Thankfully my dd5 eats tons of fruit and veggies, but my ds3, not so much. Just yesterday I made some zucchini muffins, it had tons of zucchini, I threw in a few bananas and some apple sauce. Told the kids they were banana muffins with magic green spots, they devoured them =) Will definitely try that type of thing more often....
    gramsmom

    Answer by gramsmom at 6:29 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • Not exactly "sneaking" them, but I find the non-veggie eater will eat more veggies if he has something to dip them in.
    TweenAndTwinMom

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 6:32 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • pureed carrots in tomato sauces
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:39 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • My kids are not that picky. They have had their moments though. For soups or stew I would cook the veggies till soft the use my hand blender to puree them. I also would use the solids left over from juicing in meat loaf or sauce.
    mom-2-five

    Answer by mom-2-five at 6:53 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • I sneak extra veggies into my kids food. They aren't oicky but I like to add them any way. I will add mashed carrots to meat loaf, mashed cauliflower to Mashed potatoes, puree peas to hamburgers, kale to smoothies, spinach to meatballs...The list goes on.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:06 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • I do pureed cauliflower in mashed potatoes and mach and cheese, carrots go into anything with a tomoato base,like sauce, tacos or chili. Sweet potatoes or carrots into fruit smoothies. I usually keep a bnch of purees in my freezer and just add them in wherever I find an opportunity.
    chillemi78

    Answer by chillemi78 at 11:36 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

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