Monday, March 21, 2011

Helping Your Child Eat More Fruits and Veggies

Tip #3

My son LOVES his fruits and many different veggies but he has an issue with texture. Sometimes he will not eat certain fruits, but mainly veggies, because it might be too bumpy or grainy. So sometimes I have to be creative...and sometimes I have to be deceiving. 

This is where this lovely cook book comes in:

I love this book to pieces! I add spinach to brownies, squash to homemade mac and cheese, white beans to homemade rice balls, broccoli to cookies and so much more. Sounds crazy huh? Well that's what I thought when my friend Jenn gave it to me for a baby shower long before baby O was born. But let me tell ya, I use it ALL. THE. TIME. I still offer O veggies steamed or raw, however, when he doesn't eat them that way, I puree them and in they go with our dinner...whatever we're having.

It truly is Deceptively Delicious!

What are some of your tricks on helping your children eat fruits and veggies?


Heather said...

I was totally thinking of you and this book today! I am either going to borrow it from you or the library and jot down some notes. :)

We love smoothies and I stuff huge amounts of spinach in ours and feel pretty darn good about that. I am also going to start being "deceptive" now that my kids are being more picky. They used to be great veggie eaters and now they think they can have an opinion.

Heather said...

And since I am a spinach adding fool: today for lunch we had pinto beans and cheese on corn tortillas. I pureed the beans with spinach, garlic powder and a pinch of salt and no one was the wiser. You couldn't taste the spinach and the bean puree was creamy and pretty with flecks of green. Add spinach to everything! Hopefully my kids will just be used to green flecked foods since I plan to continue my sneaky spinach ways. :)

Anonymous said...

I don’t bookmark sites but i will bookmark this! LOL!