How can you make your choosy toddlers eat Vegetables

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  1. Jason

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    My kids are very picky when it comes to food. I ascribe to the school of though that proposes vegetables as a healthier alternative to other "attractive foods".

    A friend suggested that I try making cookies out of vegetables and beetroot. Haven't tried this because the ingredients just sounded complicated for me.

    Anybody experiencing the same problem? How do you get your kids to love veges?
     
  2. doursay

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    Add spices that they like. Try other things that could "hide" the true taste. Do this early early enough in their life, and good tasting brocolli will be the only brocolli they know.
     
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  3. Jason

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    Sounds workable. I will try that one of these fine days. Because honestly this is becoming a problem. Especially during this lockdown. All we have to depend on is the little kitchen garden and very little from the shelf.
     
  4. tyche

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    Well it's quite easy to make your kids eat vegetables, you just have to give them the kind that they would like, I think cabbage would be good for starters.
     
  5. Jason

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    Good idea. But kids nowadays dont like any kind of vegetable. Mine even hate the cabbages more than the greens. They say it tastes "flat". Whatever that means. To get then to atleast eat a few pieces of cabbages, you have to mix with some beef stew or something. Quite a complicated lot I would say!!
     
  6. Hova

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    All you can do is force them to eat greens. Where I'm from, if a mother even gets a feeling that a kid is trying to avoid eating greens, the whip is taken out!
     
  7. Jason

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    Hahaha.....I dont want to go "where you come from!!" Whiping kids is no longer w feasible solution nowadays. The kid can even sue you ;)
     
  8. Hova

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    Well, I'm not down with violence because it never solves anything, but It's either that or malnutrition, you choose!!
     
  9. Jason

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    Sure, I get your point. But the current generation advocate for negotiation. Even children nowadays have been empowered to negotiate. Thanks to the new competence based curriculum that being implemented in many places in the world.
     
  10. Hova

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    I hope it helps because kids hate veggies.
     
  11. Nocturnal Writer

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    Oh no! You're not going to under challenge to provide delicious or yummy foods for your kids because the ingredients are too complicated. Sorry you have some reservations nothing would happen for that.

    You haven't tried it then you are giving up. Nothing will happen.
     
  12. Hova

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    Maybe you can try one of those recipes that make vegetables taste better by adding spices.
     
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  13. Jason

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    Sure this is a better approach compared to flogging them or threatening them. If they are forced, they will now hate the food forever.
     
  14. Hova

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    I'm glad you approve, lol.
     
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    I remember when I was in grade school that I do not like vegetables, I learned to eat vegetables when I was in 5th grade. We had a gardening subject that we planted vegetables. My first vegetables planted at home was mustard, so big with the leaves that our relatives loved to harvest. Maybe I was motivated by that garden.
     
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    You can talk about comic characters such as Popeye who thrives on Spinach. You can cook up stories on other comic characters who thrive on vegetables. I bet you will win hands down:rolleyes:
     
  17. Hova

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    You can also use treats as rewards for eating and finishing veggies.
     
  18. Emma kwamboka

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    I wouldn't recommend any spices. They are very irritant to the child. Remember their organs aren't fully developed so its high chances the spices won't be processed. You can make their plate more colorful by introducing several vegetables that consist of different colors maybe carrots and broccoli or yellow corn maze and some broccoli. All I know is they love colors so make their plate colorful.
     

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