Hey everyone! I'm a mom of a 2-year-old boy who is an extremely picky eater. I try my best to include vegetables in his meals, but he just refuses to eat them. I've tried everything from hiding them in his favorite dishes to offering him a variety of veggies, but nothing seems to work. I'm really concerned about his nutrition and want to find ways to get him to eat more vegetables. Any tips or suggestions on how I can get my toddler to eat more vegetables? Would love to hear from other parents who have been in a similar situation. Thanks in advance!
Hi there! I completely understand your concern about your toddler's nutrition. I have a 3-year-old son who is also a picky eater, and getting him to eat vegetables has been a challenge. However, what worked for me was varying the preparation of the vegetables. My son would reject plain steamed vegetables, but he loves roasted or stir-fried veggies. The different textures and flavors make it more appealing to him.
Another trick I've found helpful is making the vegetables into fun shapes or mixing them into his favorite dishes. For example, I'll use spiralized zucchini instead of pasta or make broccoli "trees" to go along with his favorite chicken or fish.
Lastly, I found that persistence is key. While it can be frustrating, consistent exposure to vegetables will eventually normalize them in your child's mind. Keep offering, keep experimenting, and eventually, your toddler might surprise you and accept them! Good luck!