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How do you get your toddler/pre-schooler to eat veggies?
« on: November 24, 2011, 12:26:32 pm »

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I am having trouble getting my 4 year old interested in eating veggies! Do any of you have creative ways or recipes I can use to finally get my son to love veggies? Please share.

I see a lot of creative food ideas for fruits on the internet, but not much for veggies :(

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Re: How do you get your toddler/pre-schooler to eat veggies?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2011, 03:35:14 pm »

Hi Anchor! Veggies lang.. he eats some pero feeling ko kulang. I want him sana to get used to eating a lot of it.
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Re: How do you get your toddler/pre-schooler to eat veggies?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2011, 04:02:11 pm »

Miggy eats veggies. Not all but most.
Napapakain namen yung ng monggo, kalabasa, sayote.

I have to give the credit sa yaya ng anak ko.
Kasi siya talaga yung matiyaga.
Hindi kasi siya kumakain ng karne eh.

Kung anong meron yun ang kainin. Kung ayaw niyang kainin yun, wala ng ibang choice eh.
Pag binigyan ng iba he'll know the drill. Iiyakan lang niya yung gulay tapos magiging fried chicken na.

It helps a lot na hidni maciadong visible yung gulay or yung tipong sagabal sa pag nguya.
Nama-mash yung monggo, kalabasa, at sayote sa kanin so hindi niya masyadong napapansin.
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Re: How do you get your toddler/pre-schooler to eat veggies?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2011, 04:21:56 pm »

Si Geno minsan-minsan lang nakakakain ng gulay. Ganon lang din: mashed kalabasa (yung sa pakbet) kanin.

Kung mahaba-haba lang sana oras ko sa pagluluto during weekdays, gusto ko sana magkaron ng veggie-based meal.  Ang problema ko lang, nauubos minsan ang oras ko sa paggagayat ng gulay.  :( That's why when I make a meal schedule, yung veggies Saturdays and Sundays lang.

Nainggit nga ako sa pamangkin ng asawa ko, sabi ng MIL ko, kumakain din daw ng okra, ka-age ni Geno yun.

Siguro nasa akin din ang problema kase pili lang yung gulay na kinakain ko. Ako rin dapat ang mag-adjust para maging example sa anak ko. Sa asawa ko naman kase walang problema.

@ Mommy France, tagal na akong hindi nagluluto ng ginisang monggo.. itatry ko yung suggestion mo.  :)
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Re: How do you get your toddler/pre-schooler to eat veggies?
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2011, 04:28:01 pm »

Favorite ni Miggy yun. Minsan nga hindi na namen sinasabi yung word na gulay sa harap niya.
Pati yung mga commercials ng bata na parang ayaw kumain ng gulay hindi ko pinapakita sa kanya kasi baka pumasok sa isipan pa niya.

Yung asawa ko rin di kumakain ng gulay. Pero ngayon natuto na.
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Re: How do you get your toddler/pre-schooler to eat veggies?
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2011, 10:11:43 am »

hello mga sis..dati ganun din baby ko. Parang nalalaman niya agad na veggies pinapakain ko sa kanya. But then natry ko na kantahan sya habang kakain ng veggies para maexcite sya. Gawa-gawa lang yung tono pero gumana siya!. Mga 2 yrs sya when i started. Until now nagwwork pa naman. Naeenergize syang kumain pag nakikita nyang excited din akong pakainin sya.

dito ko nakuha yung idea for it--puro good advice and ideas yung site...meron ding progress tracker so you can see yung development ng mga kids...

https://www.mindsinprogress.com/sound-advice.php
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Re: How do you get your toddler/pre-schooler to eat veggies?
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2011, 11:30:44 am »

mahilig kasi ako sa gulay, so hindi pwedeng hindi mahilig or kahiligan ni baby ang vegetables. the most important and lasting technique, is --- if he sees the adults in the home eating vegetables. baby has gotten so used to seeing vegetable, kasi we don't eat kung wala nun. basta laging dapat may isang viand na veggies.

pero he had a phase na ayaw niya ng vegetable. nagkasakit sya, and he had to take nutrition sa dextrose, after gumaling, ayun...ayaw na niya yung usual niya.

these are the things that i did:
1. blended all the veggies or sliced them really small, and put it in the grains, pag nagluluto ng rice. sometimes we have orange rice (from carrots/squash); light green rice (from sayote); or dark green rice (from other leaves, like kangkong etc.). hirap talaga ang bata pag dahon na eh, they could separate it apart from the grains, kaya we blend it.

2. i insert vegetables in lumpiang shanghai. we had a menu, na 60% minced pechay + tuna.  ok naman even for our guest na di mahilig kumain ng vegetables.

3. i put minced vegetables in his spaghetti or other soup-based dishes....the smaller the better, kung di sya mahilig. kailangan lang masanay sya..

4. when i want him to try new food, like new vegetable, madaya ako. i let him choose.
    a. either he eats one color of the vegetable. "which color? the red, the green or the yellow? (green peas, carrots or corn?) if he eats at least, one, ok na sa akin, for now.
    b. "which one, the big one or the small one?"  -- i slice a fairly small one for him to taste, and then get a humongous piece, and both put it on a plate. obviously, he picks the smaller piece. if he likes it, he'll ask for more, if he doesn't, ok na rin. at least he tried. i do it everytime, so kahit he said no...for this day, by next week, if i give the same vegetable, and he tastes pa rin....eventually, he'll get the hang of it.  ;D ;D ;D evil mommy....ahaha.

5.  the best pa rin, you eat with him, and make yummy sounds, yung tipong it's really kasama sa routine...sa meals. when he doesn't like the viand, we don't cook a new one for him. he eats whatever is in the table.  he's accustomed into thinking that we always eat vegetable.

6. bring him to the grocery, and let him place the vegetables in the cart. baby knows which vegetable we will buy, kasi lagi nyang nakikita, so sya na ang kumukuha.

even sa sandwich niya, he'll say..."mommy, i want egg for my sandwich.", so i put a fried egg...and then he'll say, "but where's my vegetable?"....and then, i'll smile. i just do a pechay omelet. haha.

it helps when they go to school din, and they learn about nutrition. he would say dun sa mga cousins niya, "eat your vegetable. it will make your eyes beautiful."  ;D di ako ang nagturo, so i guess, he got it in school.

hope that helps.
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Re: How do you get your toddler/pre-schooler to eat veggies?
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2011, 01:10:14 pm »

my daughter loves lettuce, tomatoes, marble potatoes, cabbage, eggplant, monggo. mushroom> these are just some of the veggies that she eats. yung iba ayaw niya. mahilig kami ni hubby sa veggies i think ang training naman is kung nu talaga yung nakikitang kinakain ng magulang un din ang kakain.
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Re: How do you get your toddler/pre-schooler to eat veggies?
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2011, 08:38:05 pm »

pano kaya yung 4 yo ko. dati kumakain naman sya ng vege like carrots, sayote, potato. kung kelan lumaki na ayaw na ng vegie. kahit iluto pa namin sya ng fried rice na may green peas, maling at carrots. kakain sya pero kailangan tanggalin ko mga veggie. alam niya din na veggie basta may kulay. kahit onion papatanggal niya. kahit durugin ko pa yung veggie sa rice o kahit di makita pagmay naramdaman na kakaiba sa dila iluluwa din.

lactum naman na milk niya.
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Re: How do you get your toddler/pre-schooler to eat veggies?
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2011, 11:38:04 pm »

swerte ako kay NJ kahit hindi ko siya tnrain na kumain ng veggies, kahit ano kakainin. okra, ampalaya, favorite niya kalabasa at carrots, kangkong etc. lahat ng ayaw ko na gulay gusto niya. as in no training at all. kasi ako ayoko ng gulay eh. haha so hindi ko rin siya tinrain na magulay pero pansin ko kung may gulay na sahog minsan yun pa inuuna niya. kunware giniling ulam may halong carrots at patatas, yun yung papakain.

sana lang hindi siya magbago at wag matulad sakin  ::)
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Re: How do you get your toddler/pre-schooler to eat veggies?
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2011, 08:28:55 pm »

hi sis try making your own recipe of chicken nuggets.. ako kasi i don't have any problems with my son pagdating sa gulay but still gsto kahit baon niya sa school healthy so i make my own... maggrate ka ng carrots sa nuggets mo tska kalabasa.. d na nila mapapansin un kasi isasawsaw naman nila sa ketchup.. ganun din sa lumpiang shanghai sangkaterbang carrots ang nilalagay ko.. and it also helps kung veggie eaters talaga kayo sa bahay..
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Re: How do you get your toddler/pre-schooler to eat veggies?
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2011, 09:28:31 pm »

We only serve what's on the menu for the day.  They can't ask for any food they want. So their only choice is either eat or go hungry. So they eat.  We have implemented this rule since they were babies. But from time to time we serve foods that kids usually crave for like hotdogs, fried foods, etc.  Our breakfast always consist of "laswa" (ilonggo). I don't know what's this in tagalog but it's made of vegetables with broth.
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Re: How do you get your toddler/pre-schooler to eat veggies?
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2011, 12:35:05 am »

Walk the dog... show your kids that you also love to eat veggies. Even for ampalaya, we usually say "yummy" with all exaggeration. Kaya si Chloe favorite niya ampalaya kahit medyo bitter. She can even eat it without rice.  :) I have a friend who does not like to eat veggies and fish, kaya pati mga anak niya ayaw din nito. Nagiging picky eaters tuloy. On the other hand, yung mga kids talaga dumadating yung time na niluluwa nila yung food, for my daughter ayaw niya ng pork kasi siguro ayaw niya ng texture. Siguro nahihirapan siya i-chew.  :)
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Re: How do you get your toddler/pre-schooler to eat veggies?
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2011, 09:59:23 am »

with my daughter, matiyaga yung mother ko magpakain kaya nagaya siya kumain ng veggie. no choice din, kung ano ang niluto ng mother ko for her, yun ang kakainin. sila kasi magkasama all day kaya mas nakuha ng anak ko yung hilig sa veggie sa mom ko. ginagawa naman niya small slices tapos ihahalo sa food like sayote, carrots, potatoes. pag nasa bahay naman ako, sinasabayan ko sa pagkain. the best way pa din na makita niya na ikaw mismo kumakain ng gulay. she eats kangkong na din, basta nasa sinigang.  :) ginawa ko naman sa ginisang monggo e nilagyan ko ng sotanghon. nung pahirapan kami sa pagpakain sa kanya lately, lahat na ata ng tactics nagawa ko. pinalitan ko ng plate, spoon and fork. tapos yung airplane thing, tren, motor, na maglanding/park. but still mas ok talaga na sinasabayan siya sa pagkain. nagagaya siya.
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Re: How do you get your toddler/pre-schooler to eat veggies?
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2011, 03:32:00 pm »

sis,kung baby pa mga anak natin madali sila mapapakain ng veggies...pero kapag toddlers na medyo challenging,share ko lang experienced ko sa eldest daughter ko nung 1 year old sya veggies ang ginagawa kong junk foods niya buy giving her a sliced of tomato,carrots and cucumber.at first ayaw niya kumain pero ng makita niya ako na kumakain nung veggies,she decided to taste it kasi pinapakita ko na nasasarapan ako sa kinakain ko.but i didn't forced her to try it sya mismo ang kumuha at kumain...hanggang naging daily routine na namin ang pagkain nun then minsan hinahaluan ko din ng slices of fruits.
 
ang toddler kasi magaling manggaya ng nakikita niya,aside from that kung kayo mismo eh hindi kumakain ng veggies im pretty much sure na  hindi din kakain ang bata,mas maganda din kung lagi nyong isasama yung veggies sa meal nyo daily...
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