I have searched this question and found some similar posts, but I haven't quite found an answer specific to my own problem.
My 1-year old has just recently gone exclusively to "real" food, or finger food, and no longer eats the pureed or jarred veggies and fruits. He just one day REFUSED to be spoon-fed any longer. I appreciate this step towards independence and have no problem with the transition.
But where he used to eat the pureed vegetables (green beans, peas, carrots, squash, etc.) when I fed them to him at lunch and dinner, I can't get him to eat ANY pieces of veggies now that he feeds himself (except for Sweet Potatoes, but I consider those more a starch)...
Is there any way I can encourage him to eat veggies? Do I have to start "hiding" them in other food? Does anyone have any ideas of what veggies I can hide in what food? :)
asked 17 Aug '10, 14:41
My toddler enjoys spoon-feeding himself although he's not too good at it, yet. You could try giving him a bowl of pureed vegetables and a spoon, and covering the house in drop cloths as if you are going to paint it, and he may get some in his mouth. Other ideas:
By the way, sweet potatoes are full of vitamins. This website claims they are the number one vegetable for nutrition:
answered 17 Aug '10, 17:51
My two year is similar. A couple of things I have discovered are:
answered 18 Aug '10, 01:40