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Any ideas for stealth veg? Soup and smoothies work well for my son, but any other ideas are appreciated.

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Mike Tantrum 
How old are they? I read a suggestion the other day that you let them choose a piece of veg to try when you go shopping. Then you prepare it together with them. Apparently it works (not tried it myself). I can see why it would work as it's about giving the kid the illusion of control; they feel that it's their choice, not something that's forced upon them. In this case they are in fact choosing the veg but really you're the one in control. Worth a try, perhaps.
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Mike Tantrum 
How old are they? I read a suggestion the other day that you let them choose a piece of veg to try when you go shopping. Then you prepare it together with them. Apparently it works (not tried it myself). I can see why it would work as it's about giving the kid the illusion of control; they feel that it's their choice, not something that's forced upon them. In this case they are in fact choosing the veg but really you're the one in control. Worth a try, perhaps.
Anonymous 
Ooh, love the mind games. Thanks Mike Tantrum. He's a little too young for this, but I will definitely bear in mind for when he's a bit older.
Mike Tantrum 
It's all about the mind games. Don't let the little devils break you... 😈😁
Dadah to one 
One that I discovered by accident - my daughter wouldn't eat any types of veg let alone carrot but strangely when the carrot was grated she ate loads - probably something to do with the amount of mess she was able to create while eating it - still I count it as a partial win 😁😂
Minibugs Claire 
Bolognese! We'd put everything in, carrots, mushrooms, courgettes, aubergine, anything & everything! We used to blitz it quite smooth when he was younger but now leave it chunky. We found that he'll eat anything that has a tomato base so we would have pots of roasted veg & toms in the freezer that we'd mix with anything. But getting them used to single veg flavours is a good idea, just accept that they're fussy little buggers, and one day will eat broccoli like it's the best thing ever & the next time you offer it will look at you like you're insane!
SofarSofood 
I've got a veg refusing toddler and it's not much fun. He's going through a good stage at the moment but some weeks he'll only eat pasta or stuff that resembles bread. Pasta sauces are definitely the way to go for evening meals. I find lunches and healthy snacks more of a battle. I'd recommend: Muffins with hidden veg (I call them cake and the toddler is none the wiser!) and pancakes with finely grated veg in the batter. I batch cook these and freeze them. Also, frozen spinach is your friend! I put a block or two in pretty much everything it cook these days. Not sure how old your son is but like @Minibugs Claire, I've found that some weeks mine will happily eat whole veg without hiding it, so it's worth offering it every now and then. If you need some recipes then click on my profile as I've started blogging the things that work for us (not a shameless blog promotion I promise - I just struggled to find hidden veg recipes online when our problems started!)
Katie S 
We have the same with our boy (21 months). As well as adding veg to every dish going (like the bolognaise comment here) we make carrot muffins, and anything that looks like a cake works a treat. For example, mash up a sweet potato, a banana, one egg, a little butter and then add some sultanas, split between 12 muffin cases and bake. Call it a cake and it's a winner, as it makes for quite a sweet tasty bite. I got that and loads like it from https://www.facebook.com/babyledweaningcookbook.
Mike Tantrum 
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Mike Tantrum 
There are some nice looking recipes on SofarSofood's blog (not tried to make any myself yet!). There's also no better endorsement than a kid doing the international gesture for 'delicious' (see the marvellous mushroom pesto pic)
SofarSofood 
Thanks for letting it pass with only mild mockery Mike 😄 I need to steal that shameless plug image for future use!
Mike Tantrum 
That's exactly what I did. It's actually on my desktop now for quick access...
Guest 
I chuck a load of veg in the oven to roast, toast some nuts and blend- it makes tonnes so plenty to freeze and then add it to pasta with cheese for a super quick dinner! It also works for a soup base, chuck it unblended in a frying pan with some eggs and scramble, spread it on toast under cheese or chuck it We're a veggie family and when we hit these fussy stages, this is my go-to! I've also recently discovered the sneaky veg blog and river cottage veg book is amazing!
LewisCarr 
Don't give Mike to much kudos for Shameless Plug... :-) My wife does secret sauce, which is basically everything you would chuck in a Spag Bol, minus the meat. It's then defrosted and used for meatballs, etc...

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