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What veggies do your children like to eat, especially as a "side," and how is it prepared?<br><br>
My 2 year old loves sauteed greens, I just discovered.<br><br>
The boys love green beans steamed a couple minutes with butter and onion powder and sea salt on them.<br><br>
DS1 will occasionally eat a salad, they both like raw and cooked carrots,a s well as peppers.<br><br>
I feel like I need more veggie ideas to complement our meals. The boys are both not big fans of veggies "mixed into" something else.
 

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My boys love sweet potato cubes, tossed in CO and butter and baked, with maple syrup for dipping. They also like zucchini or yellow squash if it's sliced and fried in bacon grease with sea salt. One of the boys likes eggplant cooked this way also.
 

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Steamed broccoli, raw sugar snap peas, baby carrots (real ones, not the ones that have been shaved small.) We use Annie's Goddess dressing and DD loves to dip her veg in it.
 

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Greens sauteed with garlic and olive oil<br>
Carrots with butter<br>
Salad<br>
corn<br>
peas<br>
She mostly likes her veggies in things tho...<br><br>
Isn't the Annie's goddess dressing full of soy and other non TF oils? I haven't bought it because I thought it was because I remember it's yummy. Hopefully I'm wrong ?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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my kids love steamed beets. so sweet!<br><br>
also big here is pico de gallo, fresh from the garden. right now it is tomatillo but soon with tomatoes, too.<br><br>
roasted garlic used to be my oldest's favorite. we just harvested this year's garlic, so soon we'll be eating this again. i think most of its appeal is squeezing the cloves out of their papers. he used to eat so much he would smell of it for days!
 

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Turnips, just sliced.<br>
Pretty much anything mashable with cream and butter, salt and pepper.<br>
I put veggies in everything, which drives them all crazy.<br>
Cucumbers. whole, raw, pickled, anyway they can get 'em.<br>
Chard sauteed in butter and sprinkled with rice vinegar.<br>
Curried cauliflower.<br>
The 2 yo grabs handsfull of lettuce and chows down, the 8yo lately protests that salad is awful.<br>
Tomatoes.
 

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My kids will eat almost anything if it's sauteed with bacon and garlic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> A favorite combination is fennel, kohlrabi and any sort of greens (kohlrabi greens, turnip greens, bok choi, napa cabbage). I dice the bacon and sautee it until almost crunchy, then add the diced garlic. When it's brown and the bacon crunchy, I lift all that out of the fat and add the veggies (except the tender greens) and salt and pepper. When they get soft, I add the tender greens and cook for another minute. Then toss the bacon and garlic back in.
 

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Carrots with butter<br>
Salad<br>
corn<br>
peas<br>
She mostly likes her veggies in things tho...<br><br>
Isn't the Annie's goddess dressing full of soy and other non TF oils? I haven't bought it because I thought it was because I remember it's yummy. Hopefully I'm wrong ?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Yeah, yeah, it does have canola and soy sauce. You could make your own dressing as a dip instead and I think there are even recipes similar to Goddess available on MDC or on the web somewhere. When I am picking and choosing where to expend energy with TF and other things I do, this is one where I sometimes choose what is expedient. It is yummy--sorry if you got excited. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I always give the kids everything, and ask that they try one bite... It took my youngest four years before he ate more than the one bite. I almost fell of my chair when he did.<br><br>
Their favorites are - anything fresh - right now: salsa and corn<br><br>
They love anything roasted w/ a chicken - I put a mix of potatoes, sweet potatoes, mushrooms (they pick these out), asparagus, zucchini, squash, turnips...<br><br>
We eat a ton of broccoli (frozen) with lots of butter.<br><br>
Spinach dip or spanakopeta...<br><br>
I have a salad that my grandmother used to make - cut up fresh tomatoes, then add a scoop of mayo and homemade season salt, add lettuce (or spinach) - put cover on and shake... then put in fridge for 15 minutes - delish!!<br><br>
Sara
 

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Big carrots for DS to chomp like a rabbit.<br>
Snap peas raw<br>
Tomatoes (not those pesky salmonella ones) with basil oil and garlic salt<br>
Broccoli..raw, cooked any old way.<br>
Corn on the cob...DS will eat raw or cooked. We discoverd this when he took an ear out of the shopping cart and starting munching.<br>
Raw red peppers for DD but not DS<br>
cucumbers with a sprinkle of salt.<br>
romaine lettuce<br>
Baby spinach
 

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In addition to raw veggies whole, sauteed veggies in butter in whatever else I'm making, ours love fermented salsa (tomato, green pepper, green onion) and fermented sauerkraut. They also looooove roasted yams in butter and garlic with maple syrup or tomato sauce for dipping. I love that too, but I use tandoori and dip in yogurt <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:
 
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