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Please Help LOL I need food ideas for Brayden. He's so picky. The only veggie he'll eat now is green beans (he loves them, thank goodness) and no fruits. He runs from me if I get them out for him LOL I am not big on fruits, either, just too acidic for me. I'll eat bananas though. I haven't found one he'll eat. Has anyone tried pureed veggies mixed into spaghetti sauce or mashed potatoes? Do they notice it? I've heard that it isn't really noticable but if I change something even a little bit, he'll refuse it. If you can give me ideas of what your LOs are having for meals, it'd be great. I need to be able to make very small tester portions so it doesn't go to waste, and I'll say if, but it's more like when he doesn't eat it. Fortunately I know his pasta/breads/carbs part of the pyramid is taken care of LOL Thank you ladies!
I sometimes chop veggies up super small and blend them into spaghetti or even hamburger helper! If its got a dark sauce then it makes it easy to hide just about anything & it usually doesnt change the flavor at all. My kids never notice But I will still offer the veggies by themself on the side.
Ben isn't big on veggies either but he loves fruit and would eat only fruit if I'd let him. I do the same thing as Melissa. I'll chop the veggies really small and mix them in with spaghetti and other stuff.
A while back I had mixed baby food veggies in with spaghetti sauce. He never noticed at all so it did work if you want to give that a try. You can also try serving mashed sweet potatoes instead of regular ones. Sweet potatoes are actually one of the most nutritious things you can eat so if you can get him to eat those it'll help a lot.
Gerber makes toddler meal trays (Walmart makes them too in their own brand and they are a bit cheaper). Ben loves those for a quick meal. They all come with veggies. Sometimes the veggies are separated and I just mix them in with the main meal and he never notices. Give those a try and see if you can sneak the veggies past him.
As far as fruit goes have you tried things like watermelon so it's really sweet? Try giving him a whole slice of watermelon to pick up and eat by himself. He may eat it just because it's fun and messy!
I hope you find some things for Brayden to eat. I'm in much the same boat, as you know. I can't get Grace to eat anything with any kind of tomato sauce either though! Makes it hard to hide things Fortunately she loves her sweet potatoes and she is starting to be more receptive to trying new things, slowly. I hope Brayden starts trying more things for you soon too.