How to Persuade a Toddler to Eat Veggies? (Project 366 – Day 29)

Omar used to eat anything and everything. When he was weaning I made some repulsive concoctions and he gobbled it all up. Then when he turned 2 he suddenly got fussy and started slowly eliminating vegetables from his diet. Now the only veg he’ll entertain are carrots and sweetcorn. Luckily he still eats all fruit and salad but it really winds me up that I have to hide peas and broccoli in his meals to get greens into him. 



Has anyone got any tips on how to get him to start enjoying veg again? The health visitor advocated the hiding method and said it’s very common for children to become fussy around his age but I really want to nip it in the bud.  

I’m pretty sure my husband doesn’t help matters by supplying him with his favourite stinky cheese and onion crisps on a regular basis either. Grr. 

4 thoughts on “How to Persuade a Toddler to Eat Veggies? (Project 366 – Day 29)

  1. George is exactly the same, fussy little things they are. He’s obsessed with chips so I’ve started making them out of sweet potatoes and parsnips instead of potatoes and he doesn’t seem to have noticed the difference! I can’t get him to entertain vegetables/salad though, unless of course you count tomato sauce as one of your five a day… xx

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  2. It’s would destroying isn’t it?! All those months spent pureeing, fretting over their diet and then, once they learn how to have their own mind, boom! No more veg. My kids are HORRENDOUS, to the point they only eat parsnips, carrots and peas. But even then I’m talking only a few (they say things like, “I’m 6 so I’m only eating 6 peas!!)
    I’ve learnt to not stress too much, as long as they eat one fruit and one veg each day I’d say that’s a battle won, and sadly mine are not so easily fooled at 7 and 6 and can sniff out a ‘hidden’ vegetable from 20 paces away.
    I’d say ketchup is one of your 5 a day, along with chocolate orange… 😂🙈
    Keep going, I’m sure it’s just a phase.x


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