How to Get Your Toddler to Eat Vegetables
Getting toddlers to eat vegetables is easily one of the toughest challenges you will face as a parent when it comes to ensuring that your little one gets the nutrition he/she needs. Most vegetables do not taste sweet or even appetizing but if you do not start feeding your children vegetables from the early days, they might not take to it later. The best thing to do is to offer them vegetables in a nondescript way. This is where puree pouches like GoFreshBaby reusable food pouches come in!
GoFreshBaby food pouches are reusable, refillable, completely BPA and Phthalate free and easy to use too. These pouches look like the store brought food puree pouches but they are reusable and you have the final say in what your child eats. They are also easier on the pocket as compared to store brought disposable pouches. Infants as well as toddlers can feed themselves with the help of these puree pouches. Since the food is in puree form, sneaking in vegetables could not be easier!
Here are a few nutrient-packed puree recipes that children will love:
Orange Burst Puree
This puree includes nutritive powerhouses like yams and carrots. Packed with vitamin A and C, these vegetables are sweet to taste and also pack a punch when it comes to fiber. Peel and cut one yam and 3 carrots. Boil the vegetables for about 25 minutes or till they are tender enough to break with a fork. Simply blend them in a processor till there are no lumps. You can add a couple of tablespoons of water or formula to thin the puree and your Orange Burst Puree is ready to be spooned into GoFreshBaby food pouches! Not only can these pouches be frozen, they are also perfect options when you are traveling with your little one because they are resealable and just the right size.
Frozen spinach, blueberries and a splash of lemon juice makes this purple puree appetizing as well as rich in vitamins A, C, E, flavonoids and calcium. Put twenty ounces of clean spinach in a pan. Cover and boil for 7 minutes and then drain the additional water. Blend it with 1 and a half cup of blueberries and half a teaspoon of lemon juice. Add water to thin the mix.
Remember to introduce each vegetable gradually before mixing them up in a puree. GoFreshBaby food pouches are the perfect vehicle to help you add vegetables to your toddler’s diet with ease.