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    Default Ideas for hiding veggies

    My 20MO is on a veggie strike. She doesn't want anything to do with them in their 'natural' state ie raw, steamed or baked. Can anyone give me other ideas for hiding veggies other than savoury muffins or quiche (which she's also on a strike from atm!) thanks

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    When I cook bolognese sauce, I blend in heaps of zucchini, tomatoes, capsicum, chili. Super easy way to hide vegetables! It freezes well too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillaa View Post
    When I cook bolognese sauce, I blend in heaps of zucchini, tomatoes, capsicum, chili. Super easy way to hide vegetables! It freezes well too.
    This! I also add carrot. Either grate it really fine or puree it and stir through the sauce. You can also use it as a pizza sauce.

    'Basil' pesto sauce - replace basil with spinach.

    Homemade rissoles with finely grated veggies.
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    My DD won't eat "trees" (broccoli to you & I) so I use the stem/stalk part chopped up small or grated into most meals. Jamie Oliver said that's where all the flavour comes from anyway. To think of all the years I threw it out!

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    I make sausage rolls and grate/chop up veg to go in them. You can freeze them cooked or uncooked for ages. I usually put in onion, carrot, zucchini but you could virtually put anything in. I have a stick blender and it basically reduces the carrot really fine and the onion/zucchini to a pulp. You can't even see the green stuff once it's all mixed through.

    ETA: I've done it before with a shepherds pie before too.

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    Subbing. Having the same problem here.

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    Salmon & sweet potato patties with grated zucchini
    Beef stroganoff is good for getting mushrooms into kids
    Spinach & ricotta cannelloni (blend the spinach really fine and use crushed tomatoes for the sauce to go on top)
    Vege sausage rolls
    Bolognese
    Mexican beans & rice
    Sweet potato homemade chunky chips
    Spinach dip
    Mince & vege shepherds pie with mashed sweet potato on top

    I can't think of anything else at the moment!

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    Oh I thought of another one - DD loves chicken meatballs, I use grated carrot & zucchini in them and you can blend veggies into the sauce (spinach, capsicum, brocoli etc).

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    Is it all veggies or just green ones? Just thinking does she eat corn on the cob or roast beetroot or capsicum or peas or eggplant? Maybe she might try a veggie she has never had before if you don't mention its a vegetable! ( or salads ?)

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    Bolognaise sauce, I puree.... Carrot, mushroom, celery, zuchinni, pumpkin, and kidney beans, then finely chop capsicums and onions and garlic.....same as for lasagne just a more watery sauce.

    Sausage rolls, I finely grate/puree carrot, potato, parsnip, turnip, sweede, zuchinni, celerey, pumpkin.

    Rissoles/meatballs/burgers I puree/finely grate veg into.

    Shepheards pie- any veg finely cut, grated or pureed

    Risotto is another good one to put things into.

    Ds hates cabbage, but loves chow mien (which is cabbage based here!) Go figure.

    Omlettes.

    You can add a veg puree to just about anything!

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