Friday, May 25, 2012

Tricks For Getting Kids To Eat Veggies

  My son is a very picky eater,but I have managed to add a few new things to his diet over the months.It all started with broccoli one night.Knowing he didn't do anything green I had my doubts he was going to even try it.

  Out of desperation to get some green into his diet,I just started eating it like it was the yummiest thing in the world.He looked at me and looked at the broccoli, and said, what is that? I said,looks like trees to me, and they are soooo good!.He started laughing and said,your eating TREES? Yep,I guess I am.So,he tried them just because it sounded fun and is now one of his favorite veggies.I knew this was something I had to remember in the future so when it came to cauliflower,it became snowy trees.Lettuce and spinach are just leaves.He will now eat all of the above.

  Wish I would have thought of this when I introduced green beans,peas,and tomatoes cause he already knows he doesn't like any of that.I think the trick is to do this when introducing a new food.  Once they have already had it they don't care what you call it.

I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato [Book]
  How the whole idea came about was from a book called,"I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato",by Lauren Child. Very cute book about a boy getting his little sister to eat healthy.
  Would love to hear some of the ways you have tried to get your picky eaters to try and like new foods.


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  2. I have just placed a hold on that book from my local library(someone has already discovered it!)....Thanks for the tips! I have 2 kids, 3 and almost 2, that are picky eaters....I wonder if the youngest one is taking his cue from the oldest....he does everything his big brother does...!

  3. Thanks for stopping by! I do believe the younger ones do tend to follow what the older ones do,even for their eating habits.So far my youngest, who is 17 months old eats a pretty wide variety of foods but she has noticed what her bubby is eating and not eating.Seems like a hopeless battle at times but I think making it fun is the key to anything with kids.Sometimes if Im going to introduce a new meal to my son I let him help cook.He does some of the pouring and stiring.I just go on and on about how the meal he is cooking smells so yummy.If they think they cooked it, it's hard for them to just say its gross.
    Good luck to you and let me know how it goes and what your tips are as well.