We’ve all been there, you spend ages making a meal for your little one that’s delicious & packed with good stuff, then they spot the vegetables and refuse to touch it or worse still throw it across the room.
Speak to any seasoned baby-owner & they’ll discreetly admit to learning the art of disguising vegetables. It’s a skill that you quickly pick up when you’re keen to get some goodness into your fussy little eater & so the sneakiness begins.
We asked our Facebook community for their top methods for smuggling veggies & here’s what they came back with:
1. Veggies mashed & hidden
Whether that’s in potato or under the cheese in a pizza, with a bit of creativity you can hide them just about anywhere. Top tip, we found hiding evil cauliflower in homemade burgers worked a treat!
2. Blended veggies
Added to passata to make a scrumptious & appearingly veg-free pasta sauce... Mwahaha.
"Speak to any seasoned baby-owner & they’ll discreetly admit to learning the art of disguising vegetables. "
3. Spaghetti made from spiralized veg
Our fave? Courgette spaghetti, but sweet potato also works amazingly. Veggies, what veggies?
4. Chips & dips
Kids love them and the dips can disguise a variety of goodness! Just don’t forget to cover you messy muncher in a good bib!
5. Soups, glorious soups
Great for hiding a multiple of sins… or carrots, sweet potato, parsnip. You get the idea.
Yes we know it’s not a food as such, but if all else fails, then this may be the only way. From a spoon that does cool stuff, to pulling faces or using the TV, it’s all things that we’ve found to work!
Our IDEAS articles are based on our own experiences as parents & a need to find gorgeous, genuinely useful stuff for baby. That’s why you’ll always find our fave picks below our tips. Yes, we’re good to you ;)