In my house we have one food rule. Every one is allowed to not like 1 thing. Mine is Celery. Hubby hates onions. My 8 year old hated lasgna for the longest time. So if you pick your one thing that gives you a 'by' on not eating that but everything else you have to at least try.
Everyone can change what they don't like but the very next meal will be your last 'hate' and you have to it eat :)
I have been very lucky that my son is pretty non picky. He loves Broccoli, and will even eat a brussel sprout or 2 based on the above rule. It has worked and its never been any other way at our house.
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Funny update. I tried the asparagus and sugar snap peas for dinner. Daughter loves sugar snap peas (just raw, cold, in the pod - try them if you haven't, they're good!) She did take one bite of the asparagus which is more than I expected, but didn't like it.
Then she said that the asparagus looked like spinach. So we got into a discussion about how spinach is a leaf.
Long story short, she actually asked me: "Mommy, can we go to the store tomorrow and buy some spinach?"
I just cut them up, saute in a little oil and throw it into whatever we are eating that night. usually they don't even know, until afterwards. I had to do this because otherwise the veggies would be left untouched and they wouldnt' eat anything else but canned carrots and peas and green beans. Now, they eat peppers, onions, garlic without even knowing.
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I've let mine pick out a new veggie that were all going to try. So far it helped, I can't wait for Summer when our farmer's market opens back up. They seem more willing to try new things from there for some reason. I'm getting ready to make us start trying new fruit too because I'm tired of apples, bananas, and oranges.
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try cooking veggies in low sodium chicken broth instead of water even for steaming. maybe trying some new veggies raw would help like low fat coleslaw or veggie fries with healthy dipping sauce for daughter. (veggie fries,) use a variety of veggies your choice cut in rounds or sticks depending on veg about 1in thick season lightly toss in egg white then fry in olive oil (not in evoo )for about 2min or until reach desired tenderness.
Have any of you been successful at getting your kids to try a different/new vegetable? I am sick and tired of carrots and broccoli and peas, I want something new. Asparagus was on sale at the store so I bought some, but I know for sure that neither my husband nor my child will touch it with a 10 foot pole. I have had previous reactions to things like zucchini and rutabagas. It's really frustrating. I try to cook them in tasty ways but I can't add gobs of butter because of my weight loss needs. And it's a pain in the rear end to steam my portion and put it in a seperate dish while I add a cube of butter to their portion in another dish.
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