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    Default Veggies for lunch and/or dinner?

    DS is 10.5mths -I still feed him mashed veggies every lunch and dinner, then give him finger food like homemade nuggets, meatballs, fruit sticks, pancakes after which he happily eats.

    My question is - is it neccessary to give him veggies twice every day?? If the answer is still yes, at what age do I stop this? He isn't good with a sandwich/bread yet which is why I have continued this way.

    Apart from his mashed veggies, his other food is all finger food (like BLW)

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    Why stop a great habit? I eat veggies 6 times a day cause I'm trying to retrain my body and give it what it needs! Veggies are great if they will eat it!!


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    Agreed shinebrite. It certainly won't hurt him

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    Thanks! Yes I know it's a great habit, I just feel like I'm feeding him the same day in day out IYKWIM?

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    At that age DS was having fruit for lunch and veggies and meat for dinner.

    I changed it up by doing different things with the veggies ie. stir fry, veggie bake, pasta sauce, fritters.

    ETA: with the fruit purée I was making heaps of combos and freezing it in portions.
    Avocado and banana was a big hit.
    Mango and avocado, banana and peach, watermelon and banana, if the mix was a bit runny I would add some avocado as it goes really smooth and creamy when blended
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    I agree with pp,s you can never eat too many veggies!!
    Have you tried giving him whole veggies (BLW style) steamed or roasted broccoli, sweet potato, carrot, zucchini etc and add some new veggies to mix it up a bit like eggplant, fennel, mushrooms or raw veggie sticks of capsicum, cucumber or beans?

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    I think it's essential to eat veggies two or MORE times a day for your whole life!!!

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    Thanks everyone! Good to know what I'm doing is positive and not just boring

    Ok so I've tried giving veggie sticks but he doesn't really eat them. He'll eat strips of meat, egg, fruit, nuggets, meat balls etc - but not veggies! Hence why I still feed those via spoon. Everything else is finger food now. I've started grating up veggies and putting those in the nuggets and patties at least too. He loves his veggies, just not as stand alone finger food!

    I freeze fruit & veggies in individual portions and try to mix/match each day for variety. But it just still feels the 'same' if that makes sense!


 

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