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2 year old won't eat any fruit or veg

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iamapixiebutnotaniceone Thu 06-Apr-17 13:46:54

Since her 2nd birthday in January my 2 year old has gotten increasingly fussy over her food and drink. She won't drink milk now but for now will still eat yoghurt and cheese.
My main problem is that she won't eat ANY fruit or veg. She used to but has just gradually stopped and now refuses to eat any. I still put it out for her but she just refuses to even try any of it, just screams and tantrums if I try to push the issue. She won't even have a smoothie anymore.
Every day there is something else that she refuses that she previously enjoyed. I manage to hide some fruits in her porridge and various sauces but other than that what do I do? She is one of four children and none of her sisters have been fussy like this! Please spam me with ideas! What do I do?

BrucesTooth Thu 06-Apr-17 13:53:20

I'd up the hiding in sauce thing. Most of my kids dinners are home made sauce of lots of different veg blended up, with some of the chunks kept whole, to keep encouraging them to have that too. So last night was chicken curry- the sauce was butternut squash, carrot, red pepper, white cabbage, broccoli stalk and mushrooms. They ate loads, but didn't eat any of the broccoli florets or butternut squash that went with it. It goes in phases though, am.sure over time it'll get better!

MmmmDonuts Thu 06-Apr-17 21:51:11

I don't have advice.
But I have an 8 year old DD who treats food like it's a bush tucker trial. She won't eat any fruit or veg.
We are trying out a reward chart.

Racheyg Thu 06-Apr-17 21:56:52

OP i feel your pain, my nearly 2 year old is like this. I have to give him the fruit pouches for babies to get some fruit in him.

With the veg like previous post, i hide in sauce and blend together. or make a cottage pie with lots of veg in.

isthistoonosy Thu 06-Apr-17 21:58:29

I give it as dessert and snacks eat it or leave it I'm not bothered. They generally eat something.

I've not forced it or even discussed it much.

BarbarianMum Fri 07-Apr-17 02:17:24

Hide stuff where you can (we called them stealth vegetables in our house).
Stay calm.
Employ cunning - ds2 would eat "green soup" as long as it was called that and no mention of broccoli was made.
Reverse psychology. Choose some nice fruits put them out in a plate and forbid them to eat any. Stress they are just for mummy and daddy.
Bribery. Wait a while (say til age 3 then use " if....then" statements. If you eat a bite of carrot then you can have a yogurt. Don't try this too early or they'll just hear "yogurt" and scream when you won't give it.
Act very, very calm and never let them know you care what they eat.
If they don't eat it at lunch, keep it and offer it as a snack when they're hungry later.

Ollivander84 Fri 07-Apr-17 02:43:27

Chocolate smoothie? Frozen bananas + Nutella and some form of liquid (almond milk etc)
Mini choppers are great for hiding veg, I hate celery but it adds a decent flavour to things so I chop it up in my mini chopper!

Ollivander84 Fri 07-Apr-17 02:45:02

Actually I have a sauce in the cupboard - napolina smooth tomato and hidden veg sauce, no added sugar
It's completely smooth and like a pasta one, you could use that

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