Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Singing, Spinning and Chatting

Toddlerhood is the most blessed time of life. Life consists of kisses, new words, going down the slide without help, naps, singing, Blue's Clues, stroller rides, helping birdies, dancing, clapping hands, spinning, and just chatting. Foods are yogurt, milk, fish sticks and whatever else comes your way! Anyone have any ideas on feeding a toddler veggies????
Life is good!

6 comments:

RAnn said...

Put them on the plate, along with the other food, with total expectation that they will be eaten--after all they are what the rest of the family is eating. I can't say I know excactly what I did, other than that, but I know that if broccoli, cauliflower, or green beans are on the menu, they are the first thing my five year old eats. She likes corn and peas too. One thing is that we eat the fresh or frozen version, not those over processed canned things, and I don't overcook. My big kids learned a long time ago that if the broccoli wasn't bright green then they didn't want it.

Michelle said...

Baby carrots with ranch dressing , snap peas, corn on the cob and frozen mixed veggies are some favorites here.

ancient one said...

Nope... mine just wanted chicken nuggets... but they did love corn on the cob...

Janette said...

Ruth- did your toddler sit at the table in a chair or a high chair? Baby carrots with ranch- great idea. He is a dipper. If you can dip it - he eats it (usually) Hummas gets a lot of play here.

Michelle said...

Janette, I've found if I make a veggie tray and keep it on the table throughout the day, the veggie platter gets refilled throughout the day. My kids love almost any veggie as long as they can dip it in ranch dressing. :)

When we have pizza, we always have a salad. When Gerard was two he'd eat it right up!

Teresa said...

We just put the veggies on Kayden's plate with everything else. He usually eats them first. Peas and baked beans are his favs. He also loves pasta salad, so we throw tomatoes and cukes in with that.