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.

6. Distraction

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!

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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 ;)