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Breaking News: Toddlers Don’t Like Vegetables

Easier said than done critics who say if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again or avoid nagging, forcing, or bribing your children to eat their greens and fruits. G&O are fans of some type of fruits but not all. Veggies? Veggies are the devil!

Two months ago I decided that I was tired of their beige-colored food diet and had to find a way to incorporate veggies into their diet without causing us more stress and them repelling. They aren’t dumb, they know when we add veggies to a blender and incorporate it into a soup. We think we’re slick but they know once they make that revolting face and refuse to take another bite.

G&O's reaction to veggies

G&O’s reaction to veggies

So, two months ago I had an epiphany (a late one I’ll admit), I was going to make them morning shakes in my Nutribullet and combine fruits, veggies, Chia seeds and powdered peanut butter. More fruit then veggies to ensure the sweet over sour balance. Praying to the fussy-toddler-eating Gods that they would give it a chance, they were hesitant at first and Olivia wanted nothing to do with it. Once Gaby took a sip first in her “big girl cup” with a colorful pink straw, Olivia wanted in on the fun too! In hopes they don’t get bored of it too quickly, I make a game out of letting them choose what straw color they want each morning. So far, so good.

As long as they keep consuming fruit and vegetable smoothie goodness, I’ll continue to make them each and every morning. Sigh of relief, for now.

 

Spinach, Carrots, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Peanut Butter Powder, Chia Seeds Smoothie

Spinach, Carrots, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Peanut Butter Powder, Chia Seeds Smoothie

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How have you incorporated veggies into your child’s diet? Any creative tips?

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