Eating vegetables is good for us, but it takes a lot of convincing for our kids to accept this and eat the elusive meals. And knowing that mealtime meltdown is not worth it, parents have to devise healthy ways to change their kids’ overall eating habits.
Having your child outright refuse to eat vegetables can be frustrating and concerning, especially when you’ve tried every trick under the sun. Children have a harder time with veggies for different reasons. The taste and texture of vegetables are more complex than other foods in general. Some kids who are more selective or with sensory sensitivities may find vegetables more challenging to eat.
As controversial as “hiding” vegetables in your fussy eater’s food is, helping them get the nutrition they need without a fuss seems like a suitable solution. With this in mind, we asked some of our favorite mom bloggers, influencers, and writers to share with us clever tips and recipes for hiding vegetables from their picky eater to help them eat.
Genes2Teens asked: Can you share recipes you use to hide vegetables from your picky eater?
A healthy eating habit instilled from early childhood leads to dietary patterns that persist well into adulthood. Extreme picky eating can lead to short-term and long-term nutritional deficiencies, among other problems. But don’t go overboard with the “green stuff,” especially if your child is already suspicious of any food you give them. You want to build a trusting feeding relationship with them.
Now that you’ve learned how to creatively sneak some veggies into your kid’s meal with these delicious recipes, we hope it marks the end of power struggles at the dinner table and that mealtimes will be something your child looks forward to. Try the recipes and tricks and let us know which ones worked for you.