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October 3rd, 2012, 02:32 PM
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It's really stressing me out. This has been going on 3-4 weeks now and I am worrying about her nutrition. Avery will not eat any fruits or veggies- like AT ALL. I offer them at every single meal. Ones she has had before, ones she has never had.

She will only eat carbs and sometimes meat. Cheese.

I have tried just giving her the fruit or veggie first for a while, and nothing. She will just play with it and throw it on the floor.

The other day I got her to eat some bananna and some red grapes and I was sooo happy. But she's back to refusing.

A phase? A sign on something else? Is anyone else going through this?
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October 3rd, 2012, 02:43 PM
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I think it's a phase, for the most part, but the battle of getting your kids to eat more fruit and/or veggies is an old one.
I have had success with mixing them into things. I put fruit in oatmeal, give them homemade trailmix for snacks, & put them on sandwiches. They like a little cream cheese & sliced banana or strawberries on whole wheat bread. I also mix veggies into their soup or spaghettios.
Those are my ideas. I think they have entire cookbooks dedicated to the topic, but these tricks work for me right now. Good luck to you!
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October 3rd, 2012, 03:06 PM
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I agree with Rae...Try hiding them inside of other foods...Peas are our go-to veggie to hide because they are small & easily able to put in any food.

Also, you could try making her a smoothie with her fruits...Some kids much prefer that. Savannah wasn't eating her fruits for a couple days, so I decided to make a smoothie with nothing but fruit & water.

I put veggies in quesadillas for her, in mac-n-cheese, spaghettio's, etc...

Hope you are able to figure something out...KIds can be so picky!
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October 3rd, 2012, 03:13 PM
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A lot of the meals I have been cooking contain tons of veggies. For instance I make lasagna without noodles and thin slices of zucchini made up the noodles. They all gobbled it up because it doesnt taste like there are veggies in it. He also loves my light Sheppard pie. My mom recently bought me a cook book called deceptively delicious but it requires tons of pureeing to hide the veggies and I just dont have that kind of time. I would just keep trying she wont hate them forever.
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October 3rd, 2012, 03:21 PM
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I have the opposite problem most the time lol.
I can get tons of fruits and veggies in her. Meat and carbs are iffy sometimes.
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October 3rd, 2012, 03:39 PM
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We have the same issue here as april.
90% of her diet is fruit. I struggle to get her to anything other than mac & cheese and fruit. I think the other girls had some great ideas though!
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I have had success getting my daughter to help me make a smoothie. And she is interested in what I am eating, so sometimes I can get her to try it. But basically she will eat most fruit (all kids like the sweet stuff more than veggies) and then corn and beans. She told me she hates broccoli, and I know she has never tried it! It has been harder now that she is in kindergarten and sees what other kids eat and gets her ideas about what she does & does not like from them. This is just the beginning of a long food battle (although I try not to make it seem like a battle) where they will want sodas and sweets and chips later even though I don't keep those things at home.
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October 3rd, 2012, 06:35 PM
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I go to a play group run by an RN and she's given some helpful advice on this subject. Her suggestion if having problems with a child not eating a balanced diet is to not sweat it. That's where a multivitamin can come in handy. She also says you should look at your child's diet over multiple weeks or a month or several months. Give her some time and try not to show your frustration. ( I know easier said than done).
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I have the opposite problem most the time lol.
I can get tons of fruits and veggies in her. Meat and carbs are iffy sometimes.
^^^ This describes my little guy lately! He was such a good eater and now when I try to give him meats and breads he starts chewing and then uses his fingers to remove it from his mouth and toss it on the floor
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October 3rd, 2012, 07:05 PM
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We have the opposite issue. He will eat mostly all fruit and veggies, and cheese. Hardly any meat :/ it is frustrating when you are trying so hard to get all these things into them. Just keep offering it and try putting it into something she does eat.
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Will she eat baby food fruits and veggies?
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October 4th, 2012, 05:31 AM
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Kaylee doesn't eat many vegetables either, but we don't as a family. I always try to give her something healthy to eat each meal but we don't always do a great job She does eat most fruits we give her, but she doesn't eat many vegetables at all. Corn, beans, potatoes, carrots... and that's pretty much it. She spit out everything else she has tried so far.

She also almost NEVER eats meat.
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October 4th, 2012, 07:39 AM
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Will she eat baby food fruits and veggies?
No She has never let us spoon feed her and has self fed form day 1. I suppose thats kind of like a smoothie, I could try that and I could also try giving her a spoon with a puree.
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William eats fruit because it's sweet. He is a picky eater and will NOT eat vegetables of any kind. Sometimes I trick him into letting me put a bite in his mout, but once he realizes what it is he spits it out. No veggies whatsoever get in that kid and like you said, it worries me. He loves fruit, crackers, yogurt and cereal. He will eat spaghetti but no other kind of pasta. That's about all and it scares me.
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I think it's a phase, for the most part, but the battle of getting your kids to eat more fruit and/or veggies is an old one.
I have had success with mixing them into things. I put fruit in oatmeal, give them homemade trailmix for snacks, & put them on sandwiches. They like a little cream cheese & sliced banana or strawberries on whole wheat bread. I also mix veggies into their soup or spaghettios.
Those are my ideas. I think they have entire cookbooks dedicated to the topic, but these tricks work for me right now. Good luck to you!
I agree. We find ways to hide it too. Give her some fruit on the bottom yogurt, or make a smoothie and throw some carrots in it. I have even made pancakes for the older boys with sweet potato or carrots. They never knew.
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October 5th, 2012, 10:45 AM
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Brynlee loves fruit, veggies, and carbs. She doesn't eat a lot of meat. If we have something with hamburger meat, she typically eats everything but the hamburger meat.
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The twins are SUPER picky about anything they eat. They love grapes, sometimes bananas, but they're picky about almost anything else. I saw this recipe I think on Tobi's FB. I am going to try it with the twins later

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