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How can I get my 4 year old to eat more veggies?

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Asked by Michelle262 at 4:54 PM on Nov. 1, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Present them more often. We do veggies and lunch and supper. If she doesn't love what she had at lunch and only grazes she has another chance at supper.

    Answer by Mommy2Gabrielle at 4:57 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • Keep offering them but mixing them into other foods is also a way to get then in her while she is in her 'picky' stage. We have at least one 'hidden' veggie in every meal even though my kids DO eat veggies now. It never hurts to add one more!

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:59 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • Steam them, try to make them easier to eat.

    Answer by Andriya at 5:05 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • I try mixing them with other foods - broccoli, red peppers, tomatoes or spinach in quiche...corn, green beans, peas or carrots in meatloaf...peppers & onions in scrambled eggs. Or try soups.

    Answer by hootie826 at 5:11 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • Try putting some of the vegs through a food processor and add to a cheese sauce that can be poured over another vegs or meat.

    Answer by 3momamber at 5:18 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • All of the above, plus try serving with dip sometimes

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 5:21 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

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    Answer by wellnessgirl at 5:23 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • Offer them all the time. Offer a variety. Make him try at least 4 bites. One bite per age.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 5:42 PM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • Don't give them an option. What should have been done was introduce veggies at an early age. I did this with my daughter and she LOVES veggies.

    Answer by _Tam_ at 10:55 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • offer them at every meal and make them appealing by using cookie cutter, seasonings, dips, etc.

    Answer by momoflilangel at 5:04 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

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