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    Default Dinners that are mostly veggies? And fussy eaters.

    My kids are terribly fussy eaters. I'd love to say they'll soon grow out of it, but they are all school aged now and are still so fussy. The younger 2 were great eaters when they were babies/toddlers (the older one has sensory issues), and then they turned fussy. I didn't do anything wrong I swear! :/

    They eat ok through the day, one loves fruit, the other 2 eat maybe 1-2 serves a day.

    It's just dinner time that is a nightmare. They just don't eat vegetables. ANY vegetables. I have tried every method I can think of to get them to eat, but it is SUCH a fight every night, and nothing is improving. They must eat a mouthful of every food on their plate, but a 'mouthful' is apparently subjective , and comes with a lot of carry-on.

    Soooo.... inspired by another hubber who served up only fruit and veggies to her family to try and encourage better eating habits, I've decided to do a similar thing, at dinner time at least. My kids have no issue with going to bed with no dinner, and do so on occasion, but I'm hoping that in conjunction with a reward of some kind, that after serving up veggies time and time again, they might get the idea that I'm not giving up on the veggies thing. OR if anyone else has any other brilliant ideas please let me know.

    Ok, so I need some dinner ideas! However they can't have things like pasta etc because then they would just eat the pasta and nothing else.

    Tonight we had sweet potato and corn fritters with steamed veggies, and lo and behold, they actually ate a small amount of the veggies (they wouldn't eat the fritters!).

    Suggestions please!

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    Stir fry veggies and rice
    Veggie frittata
    Lentil burgers
    Veggie risotto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Stir fry veggies and rice
    Veggie frittata
    Lentil burgers
    Veggie risotto
    Anything with rice they'd just pick out the rice! Same with bread. Veggie frittata is a good idea though. I have some nice frittata recipes in a book somewhere...

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    Is it just cooked veggies they dont like?? My SIL wont eat cooked carrot cause she hates the texture but loves raw carrot. So maybe try serving up raw veggies with some dips??

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    Frittata and quiche would be my suggestion too. Cheesy cauliflower patties. Veggie filled pasta, veggie pies or casseroles...

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    My DS1 doesn't like cooked vegies other than corn on the cob and roasted potatoes but loved raw, so I've always just given him raw veg and salad but I stir fried some veg - carrots, snow peas, asparagus, brocoli etc... with some garlic and oyster sauce and left the vegies quite crisp and he happily ate it. MIght be worth a try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennaisme View Post
    Is it just cooked veggies they dont like?? My SIL wont eat cooked carrot cause she hates the texture but loves raw carrot. So maybe try serving up raw veggies with some dips??

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    It's both. But they do hate cooked veggies more so than raw.
    I've tried the veggies and dips thing, they don't like the veggies or most dips...

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    My DS1 doesn't like cooked vegies other than corn on the cob and roasted potatoes but loved raw, so I've always just given him raw veg and salad but I stir fried some veg - carrots, snow peas, asparagus, brocoli etc... with some garlic and oyster sauce and left the vegies quite crisp and he happily ate it. MIght be worth a try?
    Yes when I do a stirfry or steamed veggies I try and keep them a little bit firm, they prefer them that way but will still only have a nibble and whinge about it.

    I swear I have no idea how they got so fussy. I've never stopped offering them veggies, I never pander to their fussiness. They just flat out refuse. :/

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    I used to make foods fun for young and super fussy kids, so thered be a spread of veggies/nuts/fruits/eggs/cheese, etc. Id either encourage them to make a happy smiley face out of the veggies they wanted or treat it like a picnic style thing.
    Would that maybe help??
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