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I have a 13 month old son who is currently on a big time veggie strike. The only way I can get him to eat veggies these days is to disguise them. I offer them with at least two meals a day, but he just won't bite. I'm running out of ideas and recipes. The only veg I can get him to eat right now (and only occassionally) is peas. One thing he likes is buckwheat pancakes with shredded zuchini. I think the easiest way to get them into him will be in breads, but we'll try anything. Any recipes for me? We aren't vegetarian/vegan, so recipes with any (healthy of course) ingredients would be great!<br><br>
He's still breastfeeding at least 5-6 times a day. I'm not worried about his health, but it makes me feel better when he eats his veggies instead of feeding them to me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Thanks!
 

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I disguise veggies and fruit in breads too. I find I can usually slip a cup or so of puree into just about any bread, muffin, crepe, pancake, or biscuit recipe. You just have to adjust the liquid and flour accordingly.<br><br>
Does he eat fruit?
 

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Absolutely! He loves fruit! Bananas, pears, peaches, applesauce, mandarin oranges, kiwi, blueberries....and on and on. He'll eat any fruit we give him. He used to eat his veggies, but he's not liking them as much anymore. Even sweet potatoes and carrots, which he used to gobble up. I'm guessing it's just a phase, and I keep offering them undisguised as well as trying to hide them in things so he'll eat them.
 

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I make a "bruschetta" for my dd. We put lightly steamed broccoli, zucchini, carrots & cauliflower along with some grated hard cheese (something strong like parmesan or sharp cheddar) and herbs (I use oregano, thyme, rosemary & garlic) in our personal(little) blender & chop coarsley, making it the consistancy of salsa. I serve it on 7 grain crackers .<br>
I think it works because it blends all the flavors. The fact that I serve it on crackers might do it, too.... she <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> 's her grains!
 

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spaghetti sauce! Just steam the veggies, puree them or chop really tiny and mix in with sauce. Works for pizza, lasagna, etc, too. Also, try offering with a dip of some sort. My son went through the same thing, getting pickier and pickier. Then around 3 he started liking salads and carrots with dip.<br><br>
Oh, for lasagna or pizza, try super thin slices of zucchini, carrot, etc layered with the noodles or cheese.<br><br>
I also found he would drink juices that had carrot mixed in with the fruit.
 
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