Posts tagged vegetables
Is your child refusing vegetables? Shift your thinking (How and why it’s important).

Parents frequently ask, “how can we get our children to eat vegetables?” It is so common for toddler and preschool age children to go through a picky, or more selective phase when it comes to food, and vegetables many times fall off the repertoire. Instead of thinking about bribing or forcing our little ones to eat vegetables, this post focuses on what you can do to help with the long term goal of helping your little one love vegetables

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My 'not so hidden veggie sauce' (and why that's important).

I wanted to create a pasta sauce full of veggies.  My kids love pasta, so I thought, as I am sure many of you have, what a great way to make a sauce to get more veggies in their little tummies!  When I started looking for recipes on Pinterest, most of the recipes I came across were called something along the lines of "hidden veggie pasta sauce" or "trick your child into eating vegetables".  This was exactly the opposite of what I wanted.

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Chicken and Vegetable Instant Pot Meatballs

This recipe was inspired by my 3-year old daughter's wonderful preschool teacher.  She is so sweet, and often brings extra of whatever she has in her lunch to share.  She told me she shared some meatballs and broccoli with my daughter, who loved it, so I decided to recreate meatballs similar to her description, loaded with veggies, that my 7 month infant could eat too. 

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