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01/08/2014 at 10:07
Do your LO eat veg ok? I know O is still young but he doesn't seem to like any veg! By this I mean actual pieces of veg, so steamed carrots, broccoli etc but he will eat some things in purée (as long as I've not made it and it's bought in a pouch or jar!)
O has had broccoli 3 times now and on ever occasion after lots of face pulling and looking like he was disgusted with it he's thrown up mid meal (exorcist style!)
Any tips for helping introduce it was finger foods?
01/08/2014 at 10:23
01/08/2014 at 10:27
Sorry I've also got no tips as M loves veg, especially peas. Put them in front of her and she'll sit eating one by one until they are all gone.
We've did blw from the beginning with her. Have you tried different textures? To begin with she was a bigger fan of roasted carrots/potatoes/parsnips I think the roasting meant they were easier texture for her to deal with, rather than steamed/boiled veg.
01/08/2014 at 12:21
Thanks ladies, sapphire I might try roasting as he seems to love puréed carrots, parsnips etc. I have roasted them before but them I stuck them in the blender, so I'll try them just in slices.
01/08/2014 at 12:49
Z is hit and miss with veg, love brocolli and peas, the others she can take or leave depending on mood. Brocolli is quite bitter, maybe try some more of the sweeter veg like parsnip, peas, sweetcorn, butternut squash?
01/08/2014 at 12:54
I admit to being an absolutely sh!te cook, how do I cook the likes of butternut squash to give him a 'slice' of it? Those things I ended up making a purée? Parsnips I can see having a bit more structure! And is he ok to have peas and sweetcorn? I worry so much about him choking!
01/08/2014 at 12:59
He wont choke on peas and sweetcorn they are tiny! How old is he? he might struggle if his pincer grip isnt developed very well yet? Butternut squash you need to peel, then just chop up and either boil, steam or roast. Z also like mushrooms, asparagus, tomato, cumcumber, raw/roasted pepper.
01/08/2014 at 13:01
I've found W will try anything he sees me eating at the minute, which is working out to be doubly good as it encourages me to eat healthy foods around him and not snack on stuff like crisps because then he'll want it too. I know it's common sense, and i don't think that you do, but when giving them anything to eat, they look to you for queues as to what you really think of the food your giving them. I always try to make sure that no matter what i'm feeding him, I make it look like i'm enjoying it...even if it is *boke* ham.
01/08/2014 at 13:38
I struggle getting D to eat green veg as finger foods except for peas. He really likes steamed carrot sticks, roasted sweet potato sticks and cut up tomato. So I give him the orange/red veg in sticks then try to add green veg into his main meal thing, like broccoli and macaroni cheese.
01/08/2014 at 14:20
My 2 love peas and sweet corn, most other things are hit and miss. Both of them have never liked cucumber and peppers, even from the very early days when weaning. R lives raw carrot sticks especially if she has hoummous to dip into but cooked carrots not so much unless they're cooked into something.
01/08/2014 at 17:48
I'll give the peas and sweetcorn a go and try toasting some veg.
PC he's 34 weeks today but hasn't mastered the pincher grip, he's more of a whole table sweeper at the moment!
02/08/2014 at 07:44
S isn't always a fan of green veg, I think it's a bit bitter for them but he'll give it a bash, just not wolf it down like orange veg. The exception is asparagus as long as I've roasted it with a sprinkle of parmesan (middle class baby ) Just keep offering it and he might get into it. He might not like the texture of broccoli? S doesn't like anything too bitty like the broccoli buds, cous-cous etc.
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