my little girl loves her fruit but i have a really hard time trying to get her to eat veggies... wondering if anyone has any tips and tricks. im worried that she's not getting all the vitamins and minerals.
please help. :]
Hmm this is a tuff subject huh?
I remember watching an Oprah show last year all about kids and how they dont eat their vegies etc... she had on the show Jerry Seinfelds Wife, Jessica Seinfeld, shes a stay at home 'mom' and made a clever cook book in ways to sneak in pureed vegies into her kids everyday meals...Jerrys favourite was the Choc Brownies....with pureed spinach & carrots??? mmm hmm sounz weird huh....plus the other fav of mine was the chicken nuggets made from broccoli, check it out!
heres the link:
plus there are lots of youtube recipe trials from the book that ppl have made, quite interesting! i couldn't find the one where she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show but i did find this one:
That's really good elaine - he'll have nice strong bones.
Good work Aaliyana! : )
Thanx Softness =D
I try to help as best i can...this is just one of those subjects that i just couldn't say no to, as in helping other mum's who struggle on a daily basis just to give their kids healthy food.
I really wana buy this book as well...hmmm hint, hint and a wink wink to the hubby i think LOL!
If you get the book, feel free to post more lovely recipes for us to try, lol.
I signed up for the newsletter which also sends out some recipes as well :D
Annabel Karmel is a really good one for kiddie recipes too, shes got books for 100 baby purees which is where i got all callums from, planning meals for babies and toddlers..which guides you on what, how much and when to feed your kids, and also the one which would be relevant here, feeding fussy eaters. I love all of them and you can now buy them in target, I used to have to get them on ebay cos they used to only be sold in britan but she branchin out heaps now. She also has a website.
Hey Mel...soz to say but my hubby is a tight-ass LOL i gave the hint-hints and the wink-winks but it didn't work out too well.... the hints and winks ended me up in between the sheets and i totally forgot about asking for the book LOL!!!! Woot-twoooo! ;D soz too much info there...Ma Bad! ;)
Aww well i spose i'll go surfing on the net for the recipes Mmmuahahhaaaa!
Oooh i found the recipe on the Oprah.com site
BROWNIES (with Carrot and Spinach)
Created by Jessica Seinfeld
Brownies (with Carrot and Spinach)
These brownies fool everyone! You won't believe how scrumptious they are (or how good they are for you) until you make them yourself. Just don't serve them warm—it's not until they're completely cool that the spinach flavor totally disappears.
Makes 12 brownies
* Nonstick cooking spray
* 3 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
* 1/2 cup carrot puree
* 1/2 cup spinach puree
* 1/2 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
* 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 2 tablespoons trans-fat-free soft tub margarine spread
* 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
* 2 large egg whites
* 3/4 cup oat flour or all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350 °. Coat an 8" x 8" baking pan with cooking spray.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or over a very low flame.
In a large bowl, combine the melted chocolate, vegetable purees, sugar, cocoa powder, margarine and vanilla and whisk until smooth and creamy, 1 to 2 minutes.
Whisk in egg whites. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt with a wooden spoon.
Pour the batter into the pan and bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into 12 bars.
Oooh thanx for the info on ur last post Elaine =D
sounz very interesting....im gonna definitely check it out =D
dont forget to check out her YouTube vidz too ladies ( i got lazy and couldn't be bothered reading lol). YouTube Vidz show you her recipe demos and makes it much easier...she has vidz on Party food, and lunchbox food sweeeeeeeeeet! my son is in Kindy and he is a lil fussy poop! her vidz are really helpful! 2 thumbs up! thx for this Elaine huin!!!
I do exactly what melmeko does, I grated every vege I could when my kids were littlies. I would make savoury mice or spag bag with about 8 differnet veg, and the best part is they didn't know ever. As a special treat I would make fritters with meat and heaps of different veg grated in, and they loved it, I would lightly fry these in olive oil. and heaps of mashed potato with sweet potato, I have found my kids like tea with something a little sweet like this. the more veg the better, less colds and stuff, I hate it when kids are sick!
fortunately my daughter likes most vegies especially brocoli :) I do occassionally mash them or finely grate them in certain dishes. My daughter will have vegies in a soup but won't eat them just boiled on her plate.
Ok have you tried melting cheese on them, this used to work on my sister but now she has reverted, if its not chicken nuggets, fish fingers, cake, icecream, pies, cereal or chips she wont eat it. Some fruit is ok but vegies will never be eaten. On good days she will eat 2 mouthfulls of vegies. She was always like this so mum gets her to eat as much as she can and she takes vitamins everyday.
hide them in stuff like sauces and if she needs more protein then u could add an egg to her milkshake -its tasteless and i think u can buy books on feeding you kid vegies
Don't worry too much about it - when my daughter was three she wouldn't eat any vegies - I had to hide them in everything. Now she is four she will quite happily eat a lot of vegies - I think it is a phase that most kids go through.
I work at a kids hospital and when I asked my boss a paediatrician he said to me that as long as she is eating fruit and a balanced diet in all other ways she shouldn't be short of vitamins and minerals. If they don't eat meat as well you would possibly need to look at supplementing iron.
I would try grating veggies and adding sauces (cheese, gravy etc). But I found with my kids if they helped in the cooking process they are more likely to eat it or at least taste it. You might be surprised!!!
Thats a great idea mookiss, i have never thought of getting the kids to help with cooking a main meal, my kids love cooking so this should work.
If you puree the vegetables and disguise them among other foods she won't even know the difference. In fact Jerry Seinfeld's wife released a book about this, i just can't remember what it's called. But she's also been on oprah.
my little man is exactly the same ... the only way he wil eat veggies is if they are of my plate. so now i serve myself extra
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