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I have a four year old who simply refuses to eat veggies.
Over the years I've learned a few tricks to sneak them into foods that he would otherwise assume are veg free.
For example, most weekends we make pizza at home. I make the sauce and I fill it with pureed cauliflower, zucchini and carrots. Not only do they add nutritional value to the sauce, they add a ton of flavor. Plus, my son has no idea!
Some nights, instead of making mashed potatoes I will mash cauliflower and maybe add a cool green swirl made from peas.
And now for my favorite way to add a little veg to my son's dinner! On taco night I mince mushrooms and black beans. I add them in with the ground beef and fry it up.
Before my son's pediatrician warned me about making sure he eats fruits and vegetables, I would give him the a nutrigrain bar or or one of those yogurt cups with "fruit" on the bottom. Instead, I give him low fat yogurt and cut up fresh apples, bananas, berries or whatever i have in the house. This is much more delicious and much healthier on all levels. Plus, it is zero hassle for me.
If I have a bit more time, usually on Sunday morning, I will make a batch of my own nutrigrain bars. They are an absolute cinch to make and my son loves them. Here is the recipe I use.
I recommend this book by Jessica Seinfeld (wife of Jerry), called "Deceptively Delicious." She lays out all sorts of yummy, interesting ways to enhance your kids' diet.
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