Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Vegetables>

my oldest son loves veggies ..he eats them all day long which is fantastic... my 2nd son who is about 22 months old will eat around them throw them on the floor spit them out... any tips to help him eat his veggies?

 
zperez0809

Asked by zperez0809 at 10:12 AM on Feb. 11, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

Level 18 (6,295 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (6)
  • Have you tried letting him dip them in something - ranch, ketchup, melted cheese, etc.? My 2 year old loves anything I let him dip - so he dips most of his veggies (even cooked ones) in something, which is fine with me.
    But he may just not be a veggie eater. I have a 10 yo who loves all veggies, even brussel sprouts and cauliflower, and then I have a 9 yo who doesn't like any of them (but she loves fruits)!
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 11:20 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Keep trying the obvious offerings, and start pureeing veggies and hiding them in other foods. Like potatoes, soup, sauces, even juices. V8 V-fusion juices are great too.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 10:14 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Keep offering them, he may not like the texture of the veggies. Hide them too. Squash can be pureed and put in mac and cheese. Zucchini and squash can be shredded and put in spaghetti sauce. Spinach can be finely chopped and but in brownies as can zucchini. Give him the V-8 Fusion juice. Tastes like fruit juice but has veggies in it.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:15 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Try raw instead of cooked. My toddler daughter loves raw veggies but not cooked ones.
    CraftingMama

    Answer by CraftingMama at 10:19 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • I always mix sala in with tuna. Sounds gross but my kids (and I!) love it. I also found a cute way to cut up peppers to make them look like an octopus in a dip ocean. Nowmy kid loved peppers even if I don't cut it up. Sweet potatoes are a good veggie make them mashed or into fries. And like pp said, dipping makes veggies fun. So does ashish kebab
    Nicoles2LilRams

    Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 11:47 AM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • be consistent, and patient, but don't let your lo think it's okay to throw food on floor and misbehave at dinner table
    Amanda11810

    Answer by Amanda11810 at 3:35 PM on Feb. 11, 2011