Show Your Kids How Much Fun Eating Their Veggies Can Be! @BirdsEye #PlayWithVeggies #Giveaway

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Can you tell how excited he is about his veggies?

    I’m sure many of you struggle with getting your kids to eat their vegetables as much as we do.  As parents, however, we know how important it is to make sure they get their daily allowances of fruits and vegetables in order to remain healthy and strong.  The question then becomes, how can we encourage our children to eat all of their veggies every single day?  Birds Eye has the answer!

    This summer, Birds Eye has introduced 4 House Rules to demonstrate to kids that eating their veggies can be fun and healthy!  They have enlisted the help of Jennette McCurdy, star of the new hit show Sam & Cat on Nickelodeon help show kids how fun veggies can be!  They know that getting kids actively involved in the meal planning process can go a long way in instilling healthy eating habits.

Using our veggies to make art on our plates!

Here are the 4 House Rules for making veggie eating fun:

  1. Role Reversal – Allow your kids to help you pick the menu and the veggies for your meal.  This includes letting them help you shop for groceries and taking charge in the kitchen, under supervision of course.
  2. Play with Your Birds Eye Veggies – As you can see from our photos, kids can use their veggies to make smiley faces or even to create art masterpieces on their plates.  The point is to have fun!
  3. Celebrate Every Bite – Kids can be resistant about eating their veggies and it can even take up to 12 times for kids to try new kinds of vegetables or any other kind of new food.  Don’t give up!  Encourage them to try new foods and praise them when they do!
  4. Be a Veggie Explorer – There are many fun and interesting ways to serve veggies.  My boys really enjoy veggie smoothies containing yogurt, Orange Juice, veggies, and honey.  You can even make carrot and OJ popsicles and salad dressings with carrot ginger.  You will be pleasantly surprised at how adding a little veggie variety to your menu can help your kids eat their veggies.

We had so much fun making veggie faces!

    Parents, you can get more information and recipes to help your kids eat their veggies by visiting birdseye.com and for more fun with Birds Eye veggies your kids can visit www.nick.com/birdseye.

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the creative ways that you get your kids to eat their veggies?

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Comments

  1. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    We Plant A Family Veggie Garden Every Year, The Kids Enjoy Picking Out Veggies To Plant, Watering, And Watching Them Grow, Then Enjoying The Harvest. I Also Encourage Creativity, They Make Fun Faces With Veggies Too!

  2. Wanda McHenry says

    A good way to “hide” vegetables is to puree them and add them to Spaghetti sauce. Another way is to make green smoothies and they would have no idea because all they’ll taste is the fruit!

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  4. I have 5 kids.. 4 of which love their veggies, and 1 that wants nothing to do with them… well, except for “sweet” carrots and corn. But, he loves soup, so I can always get him to eat veggies by sneaking them in there, and into casseroles as well.

  5. I hide veggies in anything I can think of! Chili is a great place to hide ’em. 😉

  6. serrao joselina says

    Macarroni and cheese with corn !!

  7. MalikaBourne says

    fun, fun, fun!! I admit, we don’t have trouble eating veggies, but we do love to play with food.

  8. Elizabeth Dalton says

    Blending veggies into food is always a good idea. LOL. Ill also try throwing them into anything that would disguise the taste. Adding garlic, butter, or Parmesan cheese sometimes helps with picky eaters.

  9. I puree their food in their meals.

  10. auntiethesis says

    I always served veggies to my kids with butter and I also cut veggies and keep them in the fridge in water to serve with ranch dip for after school snacks (Michelle Hudak)

  11. Janet Watson says

    My grandsons aren’t really that picky, actually. I just make sure to include a veggie at every dinner meal and they never have a problem eating them. Sometimes I will make casseroles or chicken pot pie and they don’t even realize they are eating lots of veggies inside!

  12. I serve fresh veggies with sauce for dipping (usually Ranch dressing). Kids love to dip food!
    Thanks!

  13. We use dipping sauces. Luckily my older son loves broccoli and we don’t have to push too hard for him to try veggies.

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  14. Tari Lawson says

    I don’t know how “creative” it is but I always have my kids try two bites of any new food, especially veggies. I find that they almost always hate the first bite but by the second they realize it isn’t to bad and will often eat more.

  15. margaretsmith says

    I like to let my kids help pick out what veggies they want to eat. When they have a say in deciding, they seem to enjoy eating them more.

  16. Smoothies are a good way to get them to consume veggies

  17. I used to puree veggies and add them to different dishes the kids liked so they didn’t know they were there. Not very creative, but it worked. I also made the kids try one bite of a new food whenever we went out to a buffet to eat. They are pretty adventurous now and always try new things.

  18. I like to add veggies to soups and casseroles. Also cutting them in creative shapes helps my kids to eat them better.

  19. Yesenia Torres says

    I put veggies on salsa or meatballs.

  20. Christine M says

    My son loves to have ‘dip’ with his veggies. So we puree beans or avocado so he can dip healthy and eat his veggies!

  21. Thomas Murphy says

    I don’t have to do much to get my kids to eat veggies, they like them. Sometimes I put cheese or butter on them better.

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  22. I cook soups with lots of veggies and make smoothies with spinach and avocado a few times a week. We also eat salads with veggies every day

  23. I like adding cheeses and dips to some veggies and for my youngest I will move around in her plate and make characters. But they will almost always eat different types in salads.

  24. AmandaSakovitz says

    I try to mix up veggies every night for dinner. I think kids get bored easily so I like to do different things.

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  26. Dips are great for sneaking veggies in. My son regularly eats veggies dipped in veggies (like avocados) and doesn’t even think about it!

  27. Karen Puleski says

    I puree them and add them into sauces, stews, chili, casseroles, etc. The kids get the nutrients they need, but don’t have to deal with any texture issues!

  28. I like to look for recipes like Sneak Chef, so that you incorporate mashed beans, carrot puree, and all kinds of good stuff kids will often not want to eat into brownies, pasta, you name it!!! Also, putting cheesy sauces on broccoli or maple syrup on sweet potatoes!

  29. I try to be creative in menu plan by adding all veggies, one way I find effective is to add them into smoothie. DDs love everything about smoothie, I add veggies and fruit into them daily.

  30. My kids love spinach pie, veggie “meatballs” and patties. Anything that makes the veggies look fun and taste good.
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  32. I have found that most kids like raw veggies with a dip. I make healthy ones like hummus or ones based on Greek yogurt.

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  34. I thoroughly enjoy sneaking in carrot puree, bean puree, all kinds of ideas I got from Sneaky Chef and a few other places, you can add it to brownies, etc. Also, adding cheesey sauces to broccoli and other veggies works. Also, fun dips for cut up veggies and fruits!

  35. my daughter always loved fruits and veggies, I didn’t have to get creative!
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  36. We have our niece and nephew grow their own veggies in our garden, which makes them a lot more likely to eat them, and add veggies to dishes they already like. For example, we’ll add broccoli to their macaroni and cheese, or lots of veggies on their favorite pepperoni pizza. Both of these really help get them to eat – and like – vegetables a lot more!

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  37. My son likes to dip his food. So I usually let him have ranch dip, ketchup or honey mustard so he can dip all he wants!

  38. I am pretty lucky. My daughter eats just about any veggies that I make. It took a lot of convincing her to at least try them but eventually, once she tried them, she liked them.

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  39. steve weber says

    let them eat the veggies with cheese on top

  40. BohemianBabushka says

    I used to drown my trio’s veggie in cheese or Catalina dressing. Also used to mix it into macncheese and yellow rice. Gracias for giveaway. BB2U

  41. Melanie Roberts says

    my kids eat the veggies just the way they are..yup I’m the lucky one, but then my kids have meat allergies and not much they can choose from… thanks for sharing, great giveaway

  42. Crystal Threeprincesandaprince says

    I hate to say I’m lucky because it’s really hit or miss. Their at that age where there is no fooling them. If they don’t like a veggie I can’t even fool them into eatting them. However, I am lucky enough to say they enjoy most veggies, as do I.

  43. What a cute little boy. I think it is wonderful when kids like veggies and what fun rules you have.

  44. Lucky enough to have all veggie lovers – but they always like them better with lemon butter or cheese sauce.

  45. Kathryn Finn says

    Doing airplane, dicing them and putting them into entrees like pasta or meatloaf, and putting cheese on them. I also like adding carrots to smoothies.

  46. I think a great way to get kids to eat their veggies is by mixing them into smoothies. The sweetness of the fruits hide the taste of the vegetables and because they’re blended kids don’t even know they’re there.

  47. furygirl3132 says

    I make sure the kids go to the grocery store with me and pick out their own fresh veggies or sometimes I even let them pick out the frozen varieties, that way I am buying them what I know they like. I also melt some cheese or let them have a little light ranch dip. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

    Eloise
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  48. sarah oswald says

    i would puree them and put them in the sauces and in ground meat. i have even tried them in smoothies. they never notice it.

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  50. I usually put butter and garlic salt in veggies and that helps my kids to eat them. Or I’ll let them dip veggies and ranch.

  51. Christina Sparks says

    I take squash and make squash bread and they love it. I also have the kids help me make dinner then they get excited about eating the food they helped made.

  52. My son loves his fruits and veggies. He will eat more if I have them already cut up and available at all times. I add peanut butter to celery to get him to eat it.

  53. jalapenomama says

    The kids love smoothies so I add veggies in them.
    Also veggies in soup – everyone seems to like them in it.
    Thank you.

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  55. Lead by example, enjoying every bite with a broad smile on your face. Make meals fun!

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  58. Jayme Jordan says

    My kids love veggies, we do make fun kabobs and sometimes fun faces on our plates

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  60. I will try to put veggies in what I am cooking. My kids eat them better that way.

  61. Sandy VanHoey says

    I like to put them in things like casseroles. My grandson doesn’t like a lot of veggies but he does love green beans and carrots

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  64. Stacy Tilton says

    My kids love veggies so I don’t have to get too creative. I have however “hid” them in casseroles and such and then told them after that it was in it.

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  66. My son loves vegetables — no need to be creative. He will eat almost
    any kind of vegetable except green beans for some weird reason!
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  67. I add veggies to most recipes that I make. I puree and add vegetables to recipes that I make for my grandchildren. They don’t even realize that they are in the food.

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  69. I only serve a small amount of each item on the menu–when they are gone they can have more of anything they want, but the veggies need to be gone, too. Also, blend veggies into spaghetti or pizza sauces.

  70. I try to make veggies fun – making turnip fries! I also like to hide the veggies and trick my kids…adding veggies in spaghetti sauce and in sloppy joe sauce

  71. Mary Calabrese says

    I have a challenge in getting ME to eat my veggies. So I’ve found that I need to add ingredients to them to spice them up and then I’m much more likely to eat them.

  72. I usually incorporate veggies in my meals, like spaghetti. Oterwise, the veggies are on the side and will have to be eaten with ketchup or dressing.

  73. I add veggies to meals that I know everyone already likes, such as adding onions and peppers to my rice and beans. Another great way to get in some servings of vegetables is to make homemade chicken soup with carrots, celery, etc. That is always a hit in my home.

  74. I don’t have kids, but when I was a child my dad let me help in our small vegetable garden – planting, watering and watching them grow sure made me want to eat them!

  75. Stephanie Larison says

    I got pretty lucky, my daughter has always loved veggies. We have it as a side with every lunch and dinner. My husband is the one I have more trouble with getting to eat them, lol.

  76. Betsy Barnes says

    When my son was younger, he loved eating corn, however, he wouldn’t eat any other veggies. I would put veggies in soups and casseroles. Most of the dishes I “hid” veggies, he would eat, but a lot of times, he would pick out the ones he didn’t like, broccoli was one he always managed to find in my dishes. I also used cookie cutters to make fun shapes, he would love that. 🙂

  77. I blend them up and put them in smoothies with fruit. I also blend them and add them to spaghetti and chilli. They like them raw with dip too

  78. grating carrots and onions (really any veggie) and adding it to a sauce or gravy – they don’t even know it’s there – also adding things like grated cheese on top of steamed veggies is always good – cheese makes everything better

  79. I add them to casseroles with alot of cheese so it’s hard to see them.If I make a vegetable by itself,I put butter or cheese on them with seasoning.Sometimes I add vegetables to pizza because they can go unnoticed that way,

  80. In my home, we sneak veggies into our smoothies. The kids never even know there’s tons of vegetables in their drinks. I give them a smoothie a day so that they can get a good amount of fruits and veggies in their diets.

  81. We always made sauces for the vegetables, sometimes it was dressings, such as Ranch, Thousand Island or even Italian (occassionally French), or offered mayo, mustard or catsup. My kids liked vegetables so getting them to eat them wasn’t hard… or maybe it was that they could dip, or drown them in sauces… I guess I might have to ask them one day!

  82. By adding the veggies to wraps. It hides them and the wraps are really good.

  83. Hide them! Wrap them in something else, stick them under something, as long as they don’t see them, we’re good!

  84. I add veggies to alot of dishes so that they do not notice them

  85. While some folks think that making veggies a game works I think that might have only a short-term effect. And forcing children will not work, obviously. I think some discussion to make a child want to eat vegetables would have the best and long-lasting benefits.

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  87. I think that having kids help with the cooking is a great way to get them invested in what they will be eating. And giving them choices when shopping is also good.

  88. Making fruit smoothies with spinach and kale for my nephew.

  89. I would sometimes hide the veggie in sauces. I hardly had a problem with my daughter eating veggies.

  90. Put them in meatloaf or side salad.

  91. We bought this book by Jerry Seinfeld’s wife that tells how to put veggies in recipes you would have never thought of – it’s very cool though a little sneaky

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  92. I steam them and add cheese they eat anything that way. Their favorites are broccoli and cauliflower.

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  93. I add them to my veg. soup and they love , also I cut up veggies and have a dip, this is a big hit, they love to dip their veggies!

  94. Maria Iemma says

    I confess to hiding the veggies in the food so they do not know they are there. I love to puree the peas, carrots, etc. and use them as a binder for meatloaf. I also hide them in hamburger meat. They eat the food happily and the veggies do not seem to alter the taste or texture.

  95. I don’t have kids, but when I babysit my niece I always try to sneak vegetables in her food.

  96. Desiree Dunbar says

    My kids love Cheese melted on their veggies. I also add them to pasta sauces so they don’t know the sauce is healthy. I am luck though my kids love peas, carrots, green bean, and corn!

  97. Our daughter will eat any vegetables. However, our son is limited on the things he will eat. So, I have to come up with ways to hide them in the foods he like even if that means pureeing them.

  98. I put veggies in pasta and in casseroles. Also, melted cheese on top of the veggies helps!

  99. digitalvampire says

    My daughter is actually a great eater. We do make sure we do healthy choices like if we were to have pizza, we make sure there is a veg like spinach on it.

  100. I don’t have kids yet, but when I do I will start them from the beginning trying all kinds of different veggies. I will show them that veggies can taste good and it will be routine to eat them!

  101. I get my kids to eat veggies by incorporating them into the main meal. if I’m making meatloaf, I will cut small pieces of carrots & peas. They have no idea its in there.

  102. paigechandler says

    I get the kids to eat veggies by adding cheese—-lots and lots of cheese

  103. paigechandler says

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  104. We try to do story telling with the veggies to make it fun

  105. I know this is hard to believe but both my kids love veggies and always have. It has never been a problem. I have never had to bribe them. I think the key is cooking everyday early on and exposing them to different foods as soon as they can eat real foods. I have always cooked, rarely eat out, so they just have always accepted it and never questioned veggies. 🙂

  106. JAIVIANSMOMMY says

    I mix the veggies in pasta, potatoes or rice so my son doesn’t even realize he is eating them !!!

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  107. Marcia Goss says

    My husband makes a delicious vegetarian pasta sauce with all kinds of veggies in it. Our granddaughter loves it, and doesn’t realize what’s in it!

  108. Marcia Goss says

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  109. Janice Cooper says

    Mixing them with rice or pasta or some of my italian dishes like vegetable lasagna. Mixing it finely in the sauce always works 🙂

  110. My nephew loves veggies! We mix corn in with pasta and peas and cheese for an easy dinner

  111. Christy Leeper says

    I puree them and put them into soups, chili or casseroles. My daughter has no clue so many veggies are in her dinner!

  112. Amanda Gilds says

    We are VERY lucky to have a boy who eats his veggies…even kale! BUT…when I nannied picky eaters, I would sneak them in chowders, casseroles or put cheese on it! I have a friend who grinds up carrots in her meatloaf.

  113. i dont have kids, but i imagine using a juice machine for raw vegetables might work. also adding vegetables to pasta might be a good idea.

  114. My niece an nephew are great eaters. They love vegetables. We don’t need to do anything special.

  115. We never had a problem getting the three kids to eat their vegetables. My thought on the subject was start them out with veggies as soon as they can eat solid food, and continue religiously. If they’ve always been on the plate, then they’ll always have be eaten. Call it creative if you will. Seems logical to me.

  116. The creativity comes in the way you prepare it. With a potato you can prepare it so many ways that the kids never get tired of it. They not only love french fries and tater tots, but you can mash them with bacon bits or have baked or twice baked potatoes.

  117. My kids eat more veggies if they can dip them in ranch dressing.
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  118. I usually hide it in the foods he likes the most , or get him to eat the “hard-to-eat” foods first before enjoying the foods he wants

  119. Blessie Nelson says

    Some of the creative ways we use in the house is to reward them when they eat veggies in different manners. I initially take a new veggie and make it in a tasty palatable form for them. The trick is to remember kids don’t eat veggies like adults do. So serving them like as if serving to adults makes kids not want it.

  120. We are a veggie family. I am a vegan and so is my husband. We make almost everything out of veggies. We even make our own veggie nuggets from scratch.

  121. Jaclyn Reynolds says

    We put veggies on pizza and in pot pies!

  122. KimberlyReid says

    I like to use vegetables in mac and cheese, casserole dishes and omelettes! The kids seem to enjoy their vegetables used in these dishes more than just by themselves.

  123. Don’t force any of the foods on them. Let them find out what they like. Bake/cook them into dishes and find out which ones they like and eventually explain what is in that dish

  124. I don’t have a problem with that usually. I usually will roast them or if it’s something like brussel sprouts I’ll add a cheese sauce to it and that usually does the trick.

  125. Catherine Rose says

    Not very creative but they have always ate whatever we are eating. Even if they say they don’t like it, it goes on the plate and I ask to give it a try again.

  126. Stephen Alexander says

    My kid eats them

  127. I hide them from both my kids and husband. Additionally I try to make veggies in different ways so they can learn to love them!

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  129. Lucky for me, I didn’t have to be creative. My girl just did eat them because I told her they were good for her. As an adult she still likes and eats them.

  130. I am at a loss still for my 5 year old. But my 7 year old loves to eat healthy. I try to add a new one each week and well hopefully my 5 year old will join us one day.

  131. I like to puree veggies and put them in sauces. I know it’s sneaky, but sometimes you have to do it if they refuse to eat things!

  132. I eat veggies in front of them so they see us, and copy us!

  133. I like to add cheese and/or seasonings to their veggies. I also like mixing them in with pasta, rice or even in a sauce.

  134. We add cheese sauce or lots of butter!

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  136. Cody Anderson says

    My kid likes to snack on dehydrated vegetables and doesn’t even know it. I mix them in with some dehydrated fruit and she doesn’t realize that she has a serving a vegetables in front of her. I also add spinach to fruit smoothies to add some veggie goodness, plus it gives it a cool green color.

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  138. I like to let kids help me prepare our meals. They always eat (and brag about) their contribution to the meal.
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  139. Charro Mojica says

    I have to hide the veggies – my daughter absolutely freaks out if she sees them, So I shred, dice, mash, or whatever I can and add to sauces, pancakes, pasta dishes, and the like. She is the only one that is picky. All of my sons absolutely love their veggies. 😉

  140. My kids loved spaghetti, so when they were young I would blend in veggies to the sauce. They never knew. I also would let them help me cut up vegetables as crudite (I had a special kid friendly knife). I would make a bean or yogurt dip that they enjoyed dunking their carrots, cucumbers and celery into. – Claire McKeon

  141. Birdie Skolfield says

    I let my kids shop & pick out the veggies they want for dinner fresh * frozen canned too. they love to grocery shop & pick the nutritious food for our table. Ive gotten them involved since they were 5 & 6 they’ll eat it if they pick & help prepare

  142. can put veggies in anything if you chop them small – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  143. i get the barilla pasta that is made ouf of veggies and also add veggies to them, but hide it in things like alfredo sauce, or we can put veggies in smoothies! (alisa)

  144. Courtney Bella says

    i cover them in cheese 🙂 or salt! he he

  145. I don’t have kids, but the man of the house often cooks. He’s a really good cook, but tends to forget the veggies, so when I’m at work and know that he’s cooking I often give him a call to thank him for the cooking, then I subtly remind him that I have a nice stockpile of veggies in the freezer that would go great with what he is making.

  146. I like blending and grating it into foods they already like mac and cheese, chili, and spaghetti sauce

  147. Make it into a guessing game: blindfold and try to guess what raw vegetable they are holding, they can touch and smell them but only after they nibble. Test two cooked side by side blended and sauced (cheese, marinara, alfredo) and see if they can guess which one is which.

  148. A little cheese goes a long way with veggies. Or, my parents are Peruvian. They used to cook up vegetable fritters. That always got me to eat my veggies!
    Diana C

  149. I get my daughter to eat her veggies, by sneaking them in different meals. Spaghetti we get in some carrots, broccoli and cauliflower, works out perfectly.

  150. Lalaine Hagler says

    ive always feed my son veggies ever since he was little. He has acquired the taste and really enjoys it. I usually mix it with a little fruits to make it more tasty and appealing and that trick works all the time. My son’s favorite are the peas

  151. Stephanie Gossett says

    I puree them and add them to food. I process cauliflower and add it to creamy mac and cheese or eggs. I add carrots to cookies and cakes. They don’t know the difference. I also try to make the veggies taste better. Sometimes it is important how you make them. If you add sauce to them or salt them, they may eat them better. Thank you for this chance!

  152. catholicfanatic says

    I sneak shredded carrots into brownies and cookies. I am very lucky, all of my kids eat their veggies, even brussel sprouts! My trick is to find a sauce, dip or season that they like with their veggies.
    Sonya Morris

  153. I don’t have kids, but if I did I’d probably try to get them to eat their veggies by making up games with them or I’d try to mix it in with other food that they like.

  154. Charlene Elswick says

    My son will not eat any vegetables so I have to sneak them in. I add finely chopped carrots and spinach to spaghetti and meatloaf.

  155. jessica holybee says

    I put veggies in spaghetti sauce !

  156. I put veggies in meatloaf and soups and in sanwiches. I also put veggies on the table all the time. Someday they will eat them.

  157. I am fortunate in that my children prefer vegetables over anything else.

    They love salads and will choose broccoli and cheese over chicken or a steak.

    Sometimes I can get them to eat fish but for the most part they are veggie lovers.

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  158. It’s so easy to add vegetables to many dishes. Try adding carrots, celery and even peas to potato salad, add a slice of tomato to a grilled cheese sandwich. Thanks for the giveaway.

  159. We have no problem giving our little one vegetables, and I am thankful for that! I *read* somewhere that drinking juiced vegetables while you are pregnant will help your little one acclimate to them once they come out, while it’s too late for that for some of us LOL I think blending up and making your own spaghetti sauce, mix it in with mac n cheese, etc.

  160. I make a pizza crust using shredded zucchini. I mix with cheese and egg, then bake and top with fresh tomato sauce. My daughter loves it

  161. Be sincere – eat them yourself and let them associate eating vegetables with looking and acting grown up.

  162. When my children were young I found that making a cheese sauce or a butter sauce made with cream and butter was a great way to get them to eat their veggies, and the cheese is a good source of vitamins and calcium too.

  163. Gennie L Lancaster says

    I like to make things out of my kids food, like monsters or animals. I also found introducing your kids to veggies at a young age helps too.

  164. It’s so easy to add vegetables to dishes. Try adding carrots, celery and even peas to potato salad, add a slice of tomato or avacado to a grilled cheese sandwich. Thanks you for the giveaway.

  165. I get my kids involved in chopping the veggies. They also like to skewer them up. It’s always more fun to eat food off a skewer, right? lol

  166. We try to always have fresh veggies that can be eaten as snacks–carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, etc. I would like to have peas in the pod as well, but it is rare to find them, especially since I find it difficult to get to a farmers market–I know I always ate as many as I shucked as a child!

  167. Kimberly Deallovingrandma Stcl says

    I let them pick which vegies and they help make them

  168. I take the kids to the local farmers market and pick out fresh veggies in season. Lot of fun and the kids love to eat the things they pick out themselves. Sometimes I put the veggies in a bowls that are colorful and have a special shape.

  169. I top pizza with veggies, add them to the gravy in the stew, and make muffins and breads with them. Raw Zucchini is really good in salad, broccoli in cheesy macaroni casseroles, carrots with brown sugar and butter. Green bean casserole is not just for the holidays, we eat it all year long.

  170. i usually place the food in fun shapes like faces. somehow, if it looks funny they will eat it.

  171. My kids either like them or don’t…I try to mask flavored they don’t like with butter or cheese…or roast them with seasoning. We usually go with the old…”you’re not getting dessert if u don’t et ur food!” Lol

  172. I usually slip veggies into the actual main dish. My son never realizes it! Of course, he will eat carrot cake that I make lol. Those are the only two ways he will eat veggies without a fight…sad isn’t it?

  173. my daughter loves veggies

  174. Denise Lewandowski says

    Well, usually I would cut up raw veggies and have them with dip. Of course, there is also vegetable soup. As far as steamed veggies, I don’t think most kids like them.

  175. I like to make lots of casseroles that I add in veggies..One of our favorites is shepards pie and tuna casserole with peas.My son also loves celery sticks with peanut butter

  176. I usually sneak them into pasta.

  177. Jennifer Reed says

    I put vegetables in sauces and casseroles often and I also make raw vegetables with a variety of dips part of our snack routine.

  178. In the beginning it was mashed veggies, peas; carrots; etc. then it was a crockpot of rice and chicken & veggies, then when it was time to teach them more sophisticated table manners I got them to eat an array of veggies after watching interesting cooking shows and spots on you tube that made them want to try the foods they were seeing. Nothing about brussel sprouts every worked….they can eat that when they’re old, or never.

  179. thischickwins says

    i’ve looked up recipes that help you sneak in vegetables into their meals and snacks. i’ve found ways to put pureed greens into brownies, and creative smoothie ideas. most of the time, they work pretty well. i’d eat them myself without a fussy child!

  180. I just cant get them past my 2.5 year old, no matter what…He will only eat peas and some salad…He isnt even a fan of fruit!

  181. I pair the veggies with a great gravy or sauce. Kids love it!

  182. Annabellainla says

    As long as they have ranch dressing to dip they’ll eat almost anything

  183. Wow that is a hard one. I do some reverse psychology and tell the kids they have to eat their potatoes or whatever before they can eat their broccoli. They think it is a treat.

  184. I put vegetables in sauces and casseroles. I also make raw vegetables with a variety of dips and keep cut up vegetables like carrots and celery in the refrigerator for snacking. I always serve a vegetable with dinner too.

  185. In my house we usually pretend some monster or toy is going to eat them. Or I tell them that the only way they will get strong like daddy. Sometimes it works, sometimes it don’t.

  186. We don’t have kids at home now. But we used to put two veggies on each plate along with any other sides and the main course. We then asked that the kids pick one of the two to taste, and a taste was described as a fork/spoon full. Being given the choice made it easier.

  187. I have them help me make dinner and cheese always seems to be a great added touch on veggies. Kids love cheese!

  188. Laurie Emerson says

    My youngest is just learning to count so we count the veggies on his plate. He is having so much fun learning his numbers that he eats them without any argument.

  189. My kids love ranch and cream cheese and peanut butter so I get them to eat their raw veggies with it.

  190. Vikki Billings says

    I add veggies to meals, I guess I kinda hide them….I make casseroles with green beans, corn, peas and mushrooms in them.

  191. We have a Chicken and Vegetable stir fry. Since its in sauce they do not seem to mind it. For just vegetables as a side we just put lots of butter on it.

  192. Pair them with cheese or some other sauce

  193. They don’t mind it because we eat it with a lot of stir fry or pasta.

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