Difficulty with vegetables

Oh, we're done with all that vegetable-steaming and mess, our children are cutlery-wielding, spaghetti-chomping angels... at least some of the time.

Difficulty with vegetables

Postby esper » 09 Sep 2007, 19:36

So, OK, babyE is 15 months and generally eats anything.

But she's really not that keen on vegetables. She will eat them if they are hidden away in a meal but presented with a piece of carrot or broccoli or whatever, she will put it in her mouth, chew it up a bit then spit it out again.

I don't really want to end up going down the route of 'hiding' vegetables in sauces or whatever, that doesn't seem like the right approach to me. I'm not sure whether it's something I should be concerned about yet or not either. I keep offering her veggies and she does very occasionally eat them but only very occasionally.

Maybe there's a more exciting way of cooking them or something that I can try? She used to eat them if they were liberally coated in a cheese sauce, but even that doesn't work now, she just sucks off the sauce and spits out the veggies!

Any ideas?
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Postby VanillaPickle » 09 Sep 2007, 19:54

The Pickle is just 16 months and whilst we don't have a problem with veggies mostly, we've always had a problem with broccoli. That is until recently when I discovered that if she has a 'dipping' sauce in a small bowl she will happily eat broccoli...........I've done it with cheese sauce, spinach sauce, a tomato sauce that I make that has butternut squash, carrots, celeary and peppers in. She seems to like the control of this.

Might be worth a try?
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Postby Aitch » 09 Sep 2007, 20:56

the good thing about blw, i always think, is that you can give them what you have so it's not so traumatic if they don't like it. so if she doesn't like broccoli, don't worry about it, see if she likes it the next time you have it. no biggy.
personally i agree with you about the hiding of foods, especially at this age, but some babies seem to prefer their veggies roasted rather than steamed (and i can't say i blame them, really) so you could try that. this recipe http://babyledweaning.blogware.com/blog ... 83942.html has never failed to make DD squeal with pleasure. and DH...
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Postby esper » 10 Sep 2007, 19:43

Oooh ok, will try the idea of a dipping sauce.

I've tried roasted veg as well (although haven't done sweet potato wedges for a while) and she even turned her nose up at my most delicious pan-fried caramelised butternut squash.

About the only vegetable she eats reasonably regularly is sweetcorn - mostly because I mix it in with tuna which she loves.

I think I will have to sneak a few veggies in now and again (she will eat anything if it is contained within an omelette......) and just hope she comes round at some point.
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Postby VanillaPickle » 10 Sep 2007, 19:45

Have you tried corn on the cob too? I've only given this a few times but the Pickle is absolutely enthralled by it, she loves it and munches away happily for a good 10-15 minutes - last night she even stole mine as well!
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Postby scaryt » 12 Sep 2007, 18:59

I'm right there with you esper, minimoo is the same at 16 months and I just don't know where it's come from. I know just what you mean about hiding vegetables but I'm going to have to do that alongside offering them 'whole' just so I know he's getting variety.

Having said that he's just wolfed down a vegetable thai green curry. Not one veg got spat out. Bizarre child. :?

Let me know if you find the magic trick that works. :)
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