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very easy way to get lots of vegetables into kids

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MelbourneMum Tue 10-Jul-07 06:02:33

throw every vegetable you can find in the fridge into the steamer. While its cooking, make a cheese sauce. puree the vegetables when they are done and mix through the cheese sauce to make a pasta sauce and pour over what pasta they fancy.
My boys (2 and 4) absolutely love it and always have, ever since they were tiny.
Its a great way to use up odds and ends of vegies and my ds1 who won't eat 'bits' will always ask for seconds.

MelbourneMum Tue 10-Jul-07 06:03:20

once again, my grammar is dreadful! sorry.

BecauseImTheFatLady Tue 10-Jul-07 08:55:57

Thankfully my boys arent too bad with vegetables, but one thing I still do is to buy frozen spinach (which comes in ice cube-sized lumps, and I chuck a few of these in pasta sauces or stews.

MelbourneMum Tue 10-Jul-07 11:51:43

oooh thats a great idea

MadEyeMisdee Tue 10-Jul-07 11:53:40

mine are a nightmare with veg, apart from dd3 who eats anything green.

but what i do do, is when i make a shepherds pie, i grate lots of carrots and chuck this all in with the mince and gravy part. absolutly lovely. then serve veg on the side as well. so even if they only eat some of the veg on the side, i know they have eaten a good serving of carrots as well.

admylin Tue 10-Jul-07 13:11:33

My 2 will eat loads of veggie kebabs. I put red and yellow pepper, red onion, cocktail tomatoes and courgette on skewers then coat in oliveoil, herb and garlic marinade and roast. Easy one for them to help with too.
I canget them to eat 2 whole peppers, 10 tomatoes and a whole onion in one meal!

stealthsquiggle Tue 10-Jul-07 13:16:26

Same trick as the OP also works with tomato based sauce for pasta. Ditto soup - my DB always used to have "special" soup whenever we had soup as he was a fussy eater.

..."special" soup was whatever the rest of us were having, bunged in the liquidiser with some tinned tomatoes!

MrsFish Tue 10-Jul-07 16:20:48

The one meal my ds(2) has constantly eaten is chicken casserole. I normal chop up onion, carrot, parsnip, potato, swede, broccolli and add peas with diced up chicken and stock. He loves it and will eat every morsel. I can't get him to eat veg seperatley though and he won't eat shepherds pie or anything else like that

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