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This is something I speak to quite a bit to mums in clinic. So if your child isn’t a fan of vegetables, you’re not alone.

I want to share my top tips for you to help improve your child’s eating patterns starting TODAY! If you’re on Facebook you can catch the live video I created about fussy kids here

  1. Keep offering – some little kids take being offered a certain food 15 times before they will even TRY it.
  2. Add a couple of pieces extra to your plate and ask them to choose their own veg off your plate.
  3. Add a teaspoon amount of a new vegetable into a meat based sauce or meatloaf style meal such as spaghetti bolognese, rissoles, burger patties etc. So let’s say you normally just make them with meat, next week, start adding 1 tsp grated carrot. Then the next week 1 tsp grated zucchini. The next week capsicum and so on. When I make spag bol for my kids it’s literally half vegetables, half meat (and they love it).
  4. Try making a sauce to go over the top of steamed vegetables. Add butter, sea salt, or some garlic butter. Make the veggies a bit tastier and they’re more likely to eat them.
  5. Try making a “vegetarian night” at least once per week from when they are young so they get used to the texture of legumes and the benefits of the extra fibre. 80% of children don’t reach their daily target of 5 serves of vegetables (even when some are growing up in vegetarian households!)

So do your best. I understand how frustrating it can be having fussy kids at the table. Keep modelling the good food behaviours to them and eventually they will start to try the new foods.

If you are still having issues know that I am here to help. You can use the contact page to get in touch or to make an appointment.

Amy x