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The only veggie my 5 year old will eat are carrots. From a nutritional stand point, is this o.k.? She eats lots of fruits: apples, banannas, pears.<br><br>
What do you think? How can I encourage her to branch out? I've let her pick out veggies to try, but no luck yet.
 

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No thoughts, Mamas?
 

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Carrots are a great veggie - lots of beta carotene but it would be good if you can get her to eat some green veggies too (broccoli, kale, etc.)<br><br>
Here is an article that might have some ideas you can use:<a href="http://www.simplynaturalbooks.com/tips.html" target="_blank">8 ways to get your kids to eat more veggies</a><br><br>
Also, you might want to try this smoothie. It is a big hit at all my parenting workshops:<br><br>
Creamy Greens Smoothie<br>
This smoothie surprises everyone because it tastes so good. You really don’t taste the kale at all. This is an excellent snack while breastfeeding because the greens help to increase milk production. Use nutritional yeast flakes fortified with vitamin B12.<br><br>
1/2 cup pineapple juice<br>
1/2 cup light coconut milk<br>
1 banana, sliced and frozen<br>
2 to 3 kale leaves<br>
2 teaspoons nutritional yeast flakes<br><br>
Place ingredients in blender and puree until smooth.<br><br>
Makes 1 to 2 servings<br><br>
Note: 1 cup pineapple-coconut juice can be substituted for pineapple juice and coconut milk.
 

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Thank you, Cathe! I will give the smoothie a try soon. Do you put in raw kale leaves? I always have brewer's yeast around because we all love it on popcorn! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"><br><br>
Thank you!
 

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Sorry, don't have any advice but your question made me remember how when my first son was a baby he often had orange cheeks from all the sweet potatoes he ate!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut">
 

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I was an orange baby too!
 

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yes - raw kale leaves
 

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I put raw baby spinach in all of our smoothies. No real recipe, just a handful added to the berries, juice, yogurt, etc. That way I know DS gets at least a smidgen of greens every day, no matter what other veggies he does or doesn't eat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
~Nick
 

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I did this as a kid. If the child starts looking jaundiced, just make sure to tell the dr the eating habits because I actually started turning yellowish because I would only eat carrots and sweet potatoes. My dr. told my mom it was nothing to worry about since it isn't actually jaundice.
 
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