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How can i get my 18 month old son to eat green veggies?

My son is 18 months old and refuses to eat any green veggie. really its anything that is green. we have tried everything from tell him that the green beans are green french fries to hiding the veggies inside of other food to just telling him to get a bite which resulted in spit out half chewed veggies on our floor. HELP PLEASE

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Asked by missingme07 at 7:59 PM on Dec. 16, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • food coloring?

    Answer by sweet29mom at 8:01 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • I let my 2 yr old dip her green beans in ranch dip but i buy the low calorie fat free kind.

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 8:02 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Does he like cheese sauce? My kids were always good about their veggies. But, I babysat a kid who wouldn't eat any till I put cheese sauce over them. Then he couldn't get enough of them! His mother was simply amazed!

    Answer by specialwingz at 8:03 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Hmm try mixing them with something like green bean casserole, or a garden chowder. All my foster kids have loved those. Even the ones that detested veggies.
    Garden chowder is my current foster sons favorite dish. Since you can't taste the veggies by them self instead you just taste the over all taste. Which is mostly the broth put in at the beginning and other herbs and spices.
    And as for younger foster children I took in, I taught them that veggies were a good thing. Like I would reward them with a carrot instead of candy for being good. Or a piece a celary. To engrave in their minds that vegetables are a good thing
    Hope this helps!

    Answer by ShamrockAnn at 8:06 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • what about brocoli? My boys call them trees (they know what they are but when they are eating them their trees), And like someone else said sauce any kind just make it something he likes.

    Answer by 2murphyboys at 8:14 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • IF you figure this out will you let me know. My daughter also 18 months loved veggies till about 16 months now she wont touch them. I have started giving her vitamins. She eats meat and potatoes and fruit but wont touch veggies....

    Answer by navyjen at 9:34 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • He will eat any other veggie. its just the green ones lol it is sooo wierd. we tried cheese sauce last night... that didnt work.. this kid is soo stubborn

    Comment by missingme07 (original poster) at 12:47 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

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