Posted: 30/12/2014 at 12:37
My daughter was weaned on carrot purée, mashed bananas and mashed avocados after she spat out baby rice. Now coming up to 20 she won't touch bananas or avocadoes but likes raw or roast carrots. We have a rule, she has to eat a good spoonful of any veg I prepare for any meal. Now she's a student she's away weekdays and cooking for herself. She loves Thai, Japanese and Indian food so does get plenty of veggies.
When she was at kindergarten and primary school, I gave her healthy packed lunches or sandwiches and hid carrots in little chocolate carrot cake buns. She never had crisps or bought biscuits and cakes from me but I rather think she bought them at secondary school.
I have a new spiraliser which turns veggies into slices or spaghetti and we all loved Tom Kerridge's hard core cole slaw with great long spirals of carrot and beetroot. They only cost about 30 quid and would probably be great fun for kids to use to prepare fun veggies.