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How to get your kid to eat veggies

My daughter loves fruit but hates veggies we make her try at least one or two bits and its torture for her. We can puree some sometimes but only in certain dishes. Any advice?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:07 PM on Aug. 22, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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Answers (9)
  • Kids have to be introduced to new foods an average of 7 times before they take to them! Crazy, huh?!

    Make veggies fun - make celery 'C's, bell pepper 'M's, and cucumber 'O's. Make a checklist of how many different colors of veggies your child can eat in a week.

    Also, Jessica Seinfeld has a great book with recipes that incorporate veggies into delicious dishes:

    Answer by jrd_phd at 11:34 AM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • My kids love veggies but I still "hide" them sometimes -
    ~smoothies - spinach, carrots, and there are others you can add - you don't taste them, and blueberries cover anything color-wise!
    ~soups - I make potato soup with tons of veggies, and my kids like it pureed so it's not chunky - pureeing it makes it easier to get even more veggies in there. If she likes cheese - puree broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, & a variety of others and make cheese soup. Veggie soup - puree it and let her drink it from a coffee mug with a sandwich.
    ~spaghetti sauce - I make my own and load it with squash (summer/zucchini), eggplant, onions, carrots, spinach, and anything else I happen to have in the house - and of course tomatoes, etc - blend when cooked and the other veggies are undetectable.
    ~meatloaf - finely shred or chop a variety of veggies and mix in - they add moisture & flavor and again are pretty much undetectable.

    Answer by 4time-mom at 11:19 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Just keep offering them...mixing them in different things like cheddar and broccoli noodles...etc...

    Answer by CABlonde at 11:12 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • a dip such as ranch or ketchup, a cheese drizzle...just dont give up

    Answer by Shani527 at 11:14 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • My kids love broccoli, peas, corn. I make pumpkin muffins, zucchini bread, carrot cake, and don't forget things like spaghetti sauce - they count as veggies. I also buy Fruitables juice boxes. They have a serving of fruit and a serving of veggie in every box.

    Answer by karamille at 11:22 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • i do alot of dishes where the veggies are hidden, like spagghetti, lasagna, even pizza.

    Answer by cassie_m at 11:23 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • i say keep offering them too. ask her which ones she want to try or like. get her some pedisure too

    Answer by mekarevell at 11:43 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • i made them into a homemade pot pie. or slop as the kids call it. the veggies take on a new flavor and now my three year will eat broccolie like its going out of style. question, how old is she? the kids have been eating this since they were six months old.

    Answer by noel1978 at 3:37 AM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Douse it in ranch, and I'm sure they'll get eaten right up. YUMMY!

    Answer by Pnukey at 1:14 PM on Aug. 25, 2010