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Old 02-14-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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Hidden veg meals for toddlers

can you guys help with some easy recipes to hide veggies for toddlers? I will even take veggies into desserts like muffins or brownies. also, if you guys have single serve recipes too that will help too! thanks so much! :-)

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:25 PM   #2
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Jerry Seinfeld's wife, Jessica, has cookbooks all about hiding vegetables in recipes.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:54 PM   #3
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Just a thought. Maybe it would be better to make the vegetables tastier so the kids enjoyed them.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:01 PM   #4
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Indeed. Cheese sauce and Ranch dip!

Carrot cake, zucchini bread, spaghetti sauce, and meatloaf come to mind as to hiding, cut into small pieces.
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Indeed. Cheese sauce and Ranch dip!

Carrot cake, zucchini bread, spaghetti sauce, and meatloaf come to mind as to hiding, cut into small pieces.
Grate carrots or zucchini to add to meatloaf or burgers, add some boiled, pureed cauliflower to mashed potatoes...
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:30 PM   #6
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dawg's suggestion of spaghetti (tomato) sauce is a great one. most kids like pasta with tomato sauce, and you can cook a lot of veggies into it then blend them to make it smoothe. peppers, onions, carrots, eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, fennel, beets, cauliflower, broccoli, and turnips can be cooked down and blended into sauce to make it a super sauce.

even without blending, spinach and other greens kinda look like basil in tomato sauce.

i remember my son refusing to eat meat and most veggies for a short time when he was small. i made some veal and peppers in tomato sauce one night, then minced the veal and peppers and stuffed it into zitis. it gave him a taste for it, and he eventually started eating it without such tedious preparation.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:22 AM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestions! She is 2 and a VERY picky eater. She barely eats chicken nuggets or ravioli. I can get her to eat a few spoons fulls of easy Mac but then she pushes her plate away after that.
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What food does she like? It's easier to give suggestions if I know what she eats.
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She likes cheese, grapes, watermelon, bananas. Im the babysitter and I figured I'd help mom out by looking for ways to get her to eat.
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If I make fresh Mac and cheese rather than easy Mac how could I incorporate veggies on the cheese sauce? She doesn't like sauce on her ravioli otherwise chopping up veggies would be easy.
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