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Fitness Minutes: (10,220) Posts: 703 11/1/13 7:58 P
Giving them egg rolls
December SparkPoints: 858
Posts: 1 11/1/13 4:28 P
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!
Edited by: TERESASICARDO at: 11/1/2013 (16:30)
Fitness Minutes: (12,561) Posts: 23 9/29/13 1:43 P
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.
Pounds lost: 3.0
Fitness Minutes: (10,220) Posts: 703 9/29/13 10:10 A
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
December SparkPoints: 858
Fitness Minutes: (7,156) Posts: 208 8/3/13 1:00 P
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!
current weight: 334.0
Fitness Minutes: (6,614) Posts: 662 7/16/13 3:08 P
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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Posts: 52,784 6/25/13 4:37 P
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.
"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford
Fitness Minutes: (7,156) Posts: 208 6/25/13 12:34 A
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!
current weight: 334.0
Posts: 11,075 5/22/13 9:20 A
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.
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).
current weight: 178.0
Fitness Minutes: (6,491) Posts: 1,249 4/16/13 9:57 A
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
Posts: 724 4/15/13 2:40 P
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!
Pounds lost: 51.0
Fitness Minutes: (385) Posts: 34 4/15/13 9:13 A
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
Sue Buffalo, New York
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