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7/8/14 3:59 P

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great idea i read this and was just thinking i need to add something to my rice for dinner tonight so i added some veggies and it smells and looks amazing !!

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7/8/14 9:12 A

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Last night I was making Brown rice to go with some baked chicken and salad. When I was cooking the rice, I shredded some carrots and broccoli stems, chopped some onon and celery, and added some lentils and light salt. Cooking it all together in chicken broth and water. It added some veggies and nutrients to the rice and was a huge success! Everyone loved it!

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6/24/14 2:26 P

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Onions!!!



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6/19/14 10:22 A

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Make spice cake cupcakes and add pureed pumpkin in it. You won't even taste the pumpkin. But the cupcakes are moist though. A friend of mine sent me a recipe for it. All it is is a box of spice cake mix, 1 15oz can of pureed pumpkin (like you use for pumpkin pie), and a cup of water. That's it. Mix it up and bake it like you would your cupcakes until they pass the clean toothpick test.

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4/24/14 2:23 P

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I sneak stuff in as much for myself and husband as the kiddos adding extra tomatoes, onions etc to sauces and casseroles. But I'm also trying to get my boys to have some positive experiences with veggies as well. Letting them pick new foods from the farmer's market or produce isle for "Try it Tuesdays" has been interesting. Its even forced me to try some new and unusual things.

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3/25/14 9:01 A

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I boiled veggies for 5 min(carrots in 10min) and then quickly rinsed in cold water so they tasted sweeter and were still slightly crunchy.

Pasta sauce was blended tomatoes with herbs.

Replaced spaghetti with zucchini. (zucchini lasagne with tomato sauce)

Making woks and egg fried rice with vegetables.

Mashed potatoes mixed with mashed cauliflower or broccoli.

Making veggie soups of blending veggies. (broccoli cucumber soup for example)

My testers are my little veggie hating little brother, only meat and cheese loving stepdad and boyfriend with autist.

It's not easy to feed these men but girl gotta do whatever it takes to take care of her loved ones health. :)



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3/5/14 7:51 A

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Make a. Effie juice



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2/23/14 7:34 A

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8 eggs, bag of broccoli (chopped), ham cubes, feta... bake 350 for 45 min.. serves 4

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2/8/14 10:05 P

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MIX THEM IN A SALAD

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2/7/14 11:11 A

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DON`T TELL WHAT IT IS

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2/7/14 10:24 A

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Soups and sauces.



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2/3/14 1:08 A

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MY CHILDREN LIKE VEGGIE

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2/1/14 7:36 A

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Making a fresh veggie juice



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11/1/13 7:58 P

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Giving them egg rolls

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I have two picky eaters, but the only way I can give them to eat what they don't like is in either a soup (blended of course) or in smoothies. I bought a Blendec at Costco and it works fenomenal...it crushes everything and you could not taste the green at all...they call them "Green Smookies" And the fun part is that they even help me making them. The other thing you can do is add them in your baking. Muffins or cookies work great!

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9/29/13 1:43 P

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My son is 14, so the tricking is somewhat out the door. lol
He can taste the difference in "my" food and the regular things that he was used to.
Normally we do not have a problem.
Broccoli of Asparagus on his plate will not be eaten. But if or when I fix a meal with some type of sauce, I always add a few servings of veggies to it and he as yet to complain. emoticon

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9/29/13 10:10 A

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I put soups over my baked foods and they don`t have any choice but to eat it they don`t like it but all well

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8/3/13 1:00 P

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so I have been really working at upping my kids veggie intake and spinach is just so amazing. I put that stuff in everything :)
Mushrooms as well. The food processor is your friend. I put spinach in muffins, turkey burgers, chili, any sauce that seems like it will be enough to hide it. It really does not flavour anything much.
I wish I had a magic bullet! smoothies, blending up veggies...so versatile!

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7/16/13 3:08 P

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My son doesn't care for vegetables either. He really likes chicken spaghetti. When I make it, I take the Rotel and put it in a Magic Bullet and puree it. Then I pour it into the mixture. This way he doesn't notice it and he gets some vegetable in with his meal.

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6/25/13 4:37 P

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I've had a lot of success with Jessica Seinfeld's cookbooks (Deceptively Delicious), which is a lot like the Sneaky Chef idea. My kids like most of the recipes and most aren't too complicated.

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6/25/13 12:34 A

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more, more! any suggestions on getting those veggies in - my son with autism just loses his mind over most of them - he will eat lettuce and carrots grudgingly. Lots of fruit, only those two veggies. Checking out that book now!

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I try to have a salad every day with everything in it... lettuce, carrots, peppers, radishes, cucumbers, sometimes squash, sometimes berries.
I add veggies to beans and lentils plus I add them to rice when cooking.

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4/22/13 3:53 P

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If you have access to a library, I recommend checking out the book "The Sneaky Chef." It is full of fantastic ideas to "sneak" in vegetables and healthy recipes. No one will ever know the difference. You can Google the book to learn more too. There's a few "free" recipes on the website. I love it when I trick my family and everyone is happy (and a little healthier).


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4/16/13 9:57 A

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My youngest hates vegetables and most fruits so i know what you mean. Look for Heartland Pasta (hidden vegetable), they have all kinds of pasta and it taste like normal pasta, but has 1 serving of vegetables in it. I think Ronzoni Garden Delight also has a vegetable serving. I also give her V8 Fusion, (she likes strawberry banana) it's like a V8 but taste mostly like a fruit juice. And instead of popsicles for desert, i give her Del Monte fruit chillers tubes. They have 2/3 serving of fruit, which is better than just a regular popsicle, and they taste great. Hope this helps

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4/15/13 2:40 P

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I always add green peppers, onions, celery and carrots to my meatloaf. The kids don't even notice it because I chop them so finely in a food processor. Actually they love the flavor of it and I now hear them tell my mom that her meatloaf is not as good as Mom's is! Celery is an easy veggie to add into anything if you chop it finely too!

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Hey there, I must admit, I am probably just as bad as my kids on eating my veggies, I just don't like the way they taste. I know I have read some ideas about ways to sneak them in, but nothing specific. Does anyone have any specific recipes, websites, or names of good cookbooks dealing with sneaking the veggies in?? you just cant add broccoli to anything and still have it taste good, there must be some formula or something about adding certain veggies to certain kinds of foods so u don't really taste them, and that they don't alter the taste of the original food that much. For example, my kids LOVE mac and cheese, and I did try to add some kind of veggie to it once, but you could tell that it tasted different, I wasn't a big fan of it either. We are all pretty picky, this could be tough. and they are not big on any condiments either, as far as dipping the veggies. wish me luck :)
Thanks so much, Sue

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