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I'm just looking for ways to vary our intake of fruits and veggies. Here are our favorites:<br><br>
Green peppers - raw and sliced (often eaten out of a baggie from the back seat of the car)<br>
Apples - raw and whole<br>
Carrots - steamed until very soft and served with butter; or raw and whole<br>
Broccoli - steamed and served with a little butter<br>
Grapes - whole<br>
Pears - very ripe and cut in wedges<br>
Oranges - mama peels and passes out wedges<br>
Sweet pototaes - peeled, sliced, baked with a little butter<br>
Green beans - steamed and served with a little butter<br><br>
I have found that butter makes any veggie so much yummier!<br><br>
What are your favorites?
 

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Hummus! You can hide all sorts of veggies in there, we get eggplant hummus at Trader Joes that dd loves<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I didn't see peas on your list, but tonight we had cinnamon peas. Frozen peas cooked, then added a couple tablespoons of butter melted over it, and a couple shakes of cinnamon. They were really yummy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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nak-<br>
we need ideas too-<br><br>
we like<br>
apples w/ cinnamon<br>
smoothies, smoothies, smoothies<br>
pomegranates are the harvest time favorite<br>
really all fruit- veggies are the problem for my ds1- i could use help for my picky boy..<br>
so for the dc who do eat, i prepare<br>
baked winter squash-delicata, acorn, and spagetti-dds fav<br>
golden beets and rutabega sauteed in apple juice(any winter veggies here)<br>
raw red pepper<br>
cucumber in balsamic vinegar<br>
sauteed or raw green beans<br>
kale with walnuts<br><br>
heres what comes to mind as the 'usual' ones
 

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My kids love "green eggs"...<br><br>
Take garlic (if you eat that lol, some people avoid it...), like atleast 3 or 4, chop them, and then fry them lightly in a saucepan. Then add spinach ( i prefer to use the frozen ones, they are easier) wich is very very fine chopped, and then 2 or 3 eggs.<br><br>
And after writing the word eggs, i remember maybe you ppl are vegetarians... lol... Well, this is the only way i get my kids to eat spinach anyway hehe...<br><br>
They also like it when we peel oranges, put them "boat by boat" on a big plate, then take a mix of a little sugar and a little cinamon, and then leave the oranges to dry for some hours. That make them crispy on the outside, kind of dry, but yet the flavour is nice. If you like it, add rosewater too, or orangeblossomwater. Just to do something different...<br><br>
And i got a recepie for a KILLING carot-meal. I LOVE it, i will translate it if you want it.
 

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Nothing "special" here, but DD prefers raw veggies...DS#1 prefers them steamed (no butter, no salt or pepper....NOTHING). The baby would live on steamed green beans and hummus on bread if I let him. :LOL
 

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Wow, what is that? If it's not too much trouble to translate, I am curious!<br><br>
I made spinach kugel for guests and ds got into it. He also liked the roasted cauliflower with garlic that I made. But the biggest hit with him was that our friends brought a salad with cherry tomatoes on it, wow! He also likes cucumber very much.<br><br>
His favorite these days is green beans. We get the frozen organic ones, mainly because fresh organic ones are hard to find and very expensive, and conventionally grown ones have relatively high levels of pesticide residue. He likes them just cooked, for lunch, with maybe a little Earth Balance non-hydrogenated butter substitute or ghee on them. He also likes them mixed with pasta, but he eats the green beans first because he likes them more than the noodles! He used to be equally into peas and spinach, but I think green beans have taken over their spot.<br><br>
He starts a lot of apples and pears and eats about half and then loses interest. Then we have a lot of half-eaten apples and pears in the fridge. I find that if I chop them up and cook them together in a lidded pot with no water, he enjoys eating them cooked.
 

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oh yeah- we use earth balance on lots of steamed veggies- I though this was weird but dh was raised with margarine on everything (probably to mask the bland flavor of the non-organic food he was fed)
 

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Celery sticks dipped in spinach artichoke dip<br>
Tomato wedges with salt and pepper<br>
Almost any fresh fruit will do (grapes, apples, oranges, pears, berries, melon, mango, nectarines, lychees, peaches, papaya, etc.)<br>
Smoothies with frozen peaches or berries<br>
Broccoli in mac n cheese<br>
Tomato base veggie soup w/grilled cheese sandwiches to dip into it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
Carrots (when they have their greens on them, the kids like them better. I think they are sweeter) plain or with hummus<br>
Salad (when they are in the mood) with a creamy ranch-like dressing<br>
Butternut squash soup<br>
Tomato soup<br>
Steamed greens with butter and sesame dressing<br>
Zucchini sticks baked with lemon butter<br>
Steamed edamame<br>
Potato anything. hehe<br>
Avocado halves with cottage cheese in the center and some seasoning on top<br><br>
I'm sure I've missed a lot. We eat a lot of veggies and fruit here. Right now they are snacking on cut up oranges and pears.
 

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Do you have a recipe for this? I have a head of cauliflower (also known as snow trees by my ds!) and lots of garlic that need to be cooked.
 
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