It was so easy when Lincoln was an infant and first starting pureed food. He would gobble down anything I gave him. I made all of Lincoln’s baby food, and made tons of different combinations. All of which he loved. I thought I’d have a great eater for life!
Boy was I wrong!
You see, I didn’t realize that Lincoln would someday enter toddlerhood and be full fledged of toddlerness. I didn’t realize my boy who once would devour all his veggies, would make the “eww face” and push them off his plate [or onto the floor].
So, what’s a Momma to do when her child asks to have cookies and candy for every meal?
She gets sneaky, that’s what! I have most definitely been known to hide a lot of yummy goodness into whatever Lincoln is eating.
Spaghetti sauce is an easy one. You can easily puree veggies into the sauce. And luckily, pasta is one of Lincoln’s favorite foods!
I don’t know why I have never thought of this one before, but one of my Mommy friends suggested adding pumpkin, applesauce, or even butternut squash into pancakes. Umm Genius! My boy can devour a plateful of pancakes. What an awesome way to sneak some veggies in!
And lastly, SMOOTHIES!!!! This is my favorite method. You absolutely cannot go wrong with smoothies! I blend up a mix of frozen fruit, bananas, yogurt, those organic fruit & veggie pouches, and milk. Voila!!!! Lincoln LOVES smoothies. And now that he’s a little bit older, he even helps me make them!
What are some of your tips and tricks to sneak veggies into your little ones diet? Or, are you blessed to have a not so picky eater? 🙂