DD is 3 and I snuck veggies into her food for the first time last night (spinach in her pizza, disguised with the fresh basil). She has always been a big fan of veggies (red pepper sticks for a snack, almost any veggie with dinner, mushrooms on her pizza, etc--I thought we were totally home free on this stuff), but I'm noticing more and more of them going uneaten on her plate in the last couple of months. Hmmmm... She ate 2 big servings of green beans the other night, but other than that it's been just little bits of veggies here and there recently. I am very aware of not making it a battleground issue--we've kept food as a very peaceful topic so far and I intend to keep it that way. She eats plenty of fruit so I know she's getting many of the vitamins and nutrients she needs but I have this thing in my head that she "needs" vegetables. Maybe that's not necessarily true, IDK. DH and I eat a lot of vegetables--we genuinely really like them. I started looking at the Sneaky Chef recipes where they use the veggie purees in foods and I can't decide if it's worth the effort or not. Yes, pureed green and/or orange veggies would make my meatballs more nutritious, but is the added nutrition work the effort of having to make all the purees when you're only adding a small-ish amount per recipe (and therefore even smaller amounts per serving). Anyone with opinions on whether that stuff is worth the work or not? In some ways I think it may get easier when the cool weather comes back again and we have more soups and oven-baked meals. I tend to keep the oven off all summer and I think we're all getting bored with the same raw or grilled vegetables.