If a child doesn't seem to care for a new vegetable, then fix two veggies at each meal and let him or her choose. That way, they can have some choice in what they eat, but will learn that both are good options. You and the others can then eat whatever vegetable is not favored. Soon your child will learn by copying what he sees other people choosing.
As a kid, I went trhu stages where I ate broccoli florets, then only the stalks, then finally all of the plant. Different textures at varying stages of my development. Now I eat the whole thing, and many others. But some veggies have taken years to learn to like or at least eat. I will never love spinach but I can get some down now - if its raw or chopped very fine and cooked into soup with many others. Okra on the other hand will always be nasty. But I love eggplant, peppers, beets, burssel sprouts, and many more so who cares if your kid won't eat all his veggies as long as he eats some.
- 8/23/2011 1:00:03 AM