Posted: 30/12/2014 at 07:49
Soup, with everything blended together. We used to call it Surprise Soup and the children would choose and prepare some vegetables to go in it and Daddy would have to guess what was in the soup. Surprise Soup was different every time we made it.
Also I found with my children (and since then with many others) that they eat far more veg if they are on the table in serving dishes and they can see others helping themselves and are allowed to do the same - with absolutely no comment being made!
Also try Vegetable tempura http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2840/vegetable-tempura-with-soy-and-dipping-sauce (you might like to buy a dipping sauce rather than use the one with sherry in it)
and as Pauline says, if the child helps to grow the fruit and veg it usually helps. Pulling carrots straight from the garden, giving them a rinse under the tap or a rub on your sleeve and eating them straight away is much more fun than eating something parents have cooked. Also picking pods of peas and popping them open and gobbling the lot! Works for me every time!
Raw veg with something to dip them into - cream cheese etc are usually a big hit too. Anything crispy and crunchy rather than soft and mushy.
And most important of all - don't worry about it, don't talk about it, don't let them see that you want them to eat vegetables. Just behave as if it's the most normal thing in the world. If they know it's important to you and gets attention there's no way in the world that children will eat vegetables!
Just make sure they're getting vitamin drops in their milk or whatever while they're going through the fussy phase .... as long as the rest of the family eat vegetables without a fuss they will too eventually and it will be just a phase.