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    Default Did your child learn to like veggies?

    My child is 4 and he is so picky! I have to bribe him and come down really heavy on him to get him to eat 4 peas. He just won't eat veggies, any veggies, since he was 2 or so.

    He eats a few fruits, always the same 2 or 3 fruits so I can't fully complain but other than that he just wants bread/sandwiches or biscuits. He also won't eat meat but maybe fish or chicken if I crumb it! Did your kids learn to like veggies as they got older? I refuse to let him grow up being a fussy eater like his dad!

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    I have a fussy eater and a non fussy eater. My fussy eater eats very few vegies so i dont make an issue of it.

    We are having vegetarian tacos for dinner and he has fillings of lettuce, beetroot leaves, baby spinach and melted cheese.

    Other things he loves is coleslaw, potato salad, roasted veg, carrot sticks, and that is all.

    My other child will eat everything except avo and corn.

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    From very early on I put steamed veggies on their plates (cauliflower, broccoli and carrot). It was usually thrown on the floor. I never made an issue of "Eat your veggies, their good for you...etc". Now at 3yr & 5yr, my kids will eat them, however they don't love them steamed. (But I usually feed them the steamed ones that are left on the plate and they'll eat them without complaints).
    They do however love vegetable soup (with chunks not purée), veggies through their shepherds pie and cauliflower patties.

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    I don't know about from a young age yet because DD is only 20 months and eats fruit and vege like its going out of fashion. But when i moved in with DH and step sons the kids barely ate any veges at all. Potato bake and cauliflower was about it. I just started hiding veges and when they commented on how yum the spaghetti bog was I would say "Oh i didnt think you liked mushrooms?" And boom. Kids were snacking on raw mushrooms in less than a week. Then were also pretty big on the try it before you dis it thing too. The only thing DSS doesnt like now is Choco (sp?) And sqaush but hes tried them a few times and still not a fan so I'm happy for him not to eat them.

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    My kids were given vegies when solids were introduced therefore eat all vegies along with fruit and meat as it's what they have always eaten. If not introduced until later I would expect they probably would be fussy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blessedwith3boys View Post
    My kids were given vegies when solids were introduced therefore eat all vegies along with fruit and meat as it's what they have always eaten. If not introduced until later I would expect they probably would be fussy.
    I did the same, he had veg from the get go, loads of different types yet my 4yo is also now fussy and will only eat carrots. No other veggie. It's a normal developmental stage for many kids nit because they haven't been given them until later. My DD is also starting to go the same way at 18 months old, despite always having had them and being dished up healthy nutritious meals every day.

    But to answer your question OP I know my nephew who was the pickiest eater for years is now 14 yrs old and eats all sorts, so he seems to have grown out of it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond Girl View Post
    I did the same, he had veg from the get go, loads of different types yet my 4yo is also now fussy and will only eat carrots. No other veggie. It's a normal developmental stage for many kids nit because they haven't been given them until later. My DD is also starting to go the same way at 18 months old, despite always having had them and being dished up healthy nutritious meals every day.

    But to answer your question OP I know my nephew who was the pickiest eater for years is now 14 yrs old and eats all sorts, so he seems to have grown out of it!
    My 5yo is the same. Only had home made meals and ate everything now everything is just disgusting... drives me crazy

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    My 4 year old DD is fussy too, starting from around 2 as well. Before that she ate every veggie I put in front of her but now she'll only eat a few (raw carrot and cucumber plus a bit of peas or corn) and a small variety of fruit. Oh and pumpkin soup. I'm still waiting for her to start trying new things. It's frustrating but I just try and be patient. I think some kids are just fussy/sensitive so I hate it when people imply they are like that because they weren't feed enough veggies as a baby. Just not true!

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    I have always served veggies and all food types. He used to eat veggies but just has become fussier. I can't hide it in sauces as he also refuses to eat anything with sauces, ie. he will eat spaghetti but not if I put pasta sauce with it. He likes plain stuff, plain rice, plain pasta, plain fruit, etc. he foes however like pie so perhaps I'll try to hide it in pie.... I'm sure he'll spot it though.... I'm not sure if it's worth grating veg into cooking either as it looses all it's goodness. I do say he will get nothing else if he doesn't eat dinner, but to be honest it stresses me out preparing meals every night that I know he won't eat so at this point I reserve 2-3 nights only for meals with veg and the other nights he has fruit with dinner instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcorset View Post
    My 4 year old DD is fussy too, starting from around 2 as well. Before that she ate every veggie I put in front of her but now she'll only eat a few (raw carrot and cucumber plus a bit of peas or corn) and a small variety of fruit. Oh and pumpkin soup. I'm still waiting for her to start trying new things. It's frustrating but I just try and be patient. I think some kids are just fussy/sensitive so I hate it when people imply they are like that because they weren't feed enough veggies as a baby. Just not true!
    Oh this is exactly us. It's so not true, people saying that just have no idea.


 

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