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How do I get my 22 month old son to eat more veggies?

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Julieec

Asked by Julieec at 5:51 PM on Apr. 2, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • put them in smoothies
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:52 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • give him stuff he can dip it in like ranch or cheese sauce =) my brother wouldn't eat broccoli unless he had ketchup with it. to each his own. lol
    bdflykisses

    Answer by bdflykisses at 5:52 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • Stir frys worked for my lil sis! We cook a lot of stir frys in my home My son hates carrots which is my fault I hate them too. So I am trying different ways to add them into our meals.
    momavanessa

    Answer by momavanessa at 5:59 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • fun shapes and songs to go with
    graceblessedmom

    Answer by graceblessedmom at 6:16 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • My son loves salads and anything he can dip. I let him dip into hummus or honey mustard, which are lower in calories than ranch or ketchup. He likes broccoli, calls the pieces trees. Some veggies he likes more than others, and some times he's more willing to eat them than others. Offer them first, before the other food, and don't let him see you eat until he's eaten his veggies. Offer them as snacks, too, instead of other foods. Make them look appetizing. Arrange them in fun designs or put them on fun plates.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 6:16 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • We use dips too. Ranch, melted cheese or butter, ketchup. He doesn't really get enough that the sugar or calories in them matter much to me.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 8:00 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • I'm trying a two prong approach. I just serve it to him with meals and offer but don't force (and let him see me eating it). Since trying this he's learned to like peas and tomatoes and sometimes will eat a slice of bell pepper.. but he still won't even try carrots, spinach, broccoli, cucumbers, etc. I also puree the veggies and put it in things he likes - but I tell him about it. Like we have sweet potato pancakes or muffins with blueberries and beets (pureed).
    Sebbiemama

    Answer by Sebbiemama at 8:08 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • try sweeter things like carrots cooked in oj or corn maybe. avacodo is supposed to sweeten when it's cooked.
    gl
    ilovemymonsterr

    Answer by ilovemymonsterr at 3:25 PM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • try dipping sauce or something of that sort
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 11:54 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

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