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You can hide grated up zucchini and carrot , or some chopped up spinach (he will see the green though) in bolognese, meatloaf, meatballs and homemade nuggets. Try skinnymixers “Mac and cheese with a twist” recipe on him (you don’t need a thermomix, it has instructions for how to do it without.) If he likes it you can make a big batch and freeze. Try cauliflower mash or rice (he might not even notice the difference 😆) Maybe do half cauliflower purée to half potato at first he he. My husband is a picky eater, as are my kids. It’s taken me years of frustration to realise he is only ever going to like his plain boring food. If going the hidden veg route with your kids though, make sure you put some veg on their plate too, so they get into good habits and learn to eat veg on its own.
Get him some centrum advanced tablets and get him to take a couple of Metamucil tabs a day to help his nutrients and fibre intake.
I know exactly how you feel. I've got my partner and his son and they don't eat veg at all. It is annoying sometimes when I'm trying to find a meal for all of us. Usually I'm just getting fed up with thinking and ending up cooking 3 different meals. Things we eat all together are:
Cottage pie (without veg)
Roast dinner without veg or veg for whoever wants them
Fish and chips
Stew without veg
Hot dogs or burgers
Chicken wraps (you can add veg for yourself)
Spaghetti Bolognese or carbonara
Meatballs with pasta
Steak with mash
Chicken with cheese wrapped in bacon (oven cooked)
Did you mean that you want to add veggies later to just yours or to not add them at all? I think people are unclear
I love corned silverside with veges and white mustard sauce. So easy in the slowcooker. Add potatoes halfway to cook (then mash separately at the end) and other veges like corn broc cauli near the end. Yumm!
He may have some sort of sensory processing disorder to be so limited in his vegetable choices. My uncle was like this although he had around 3 he would eat. I would stick to his staple potato and add to this slowly. Eg mash pot with cauli blended in. Potato bake with onion and some sweet pot added etc. Does he like herbs? If so make sure to add fresh herbs to everything to increase his vitamin intake.
As for suggestions I would try
- massaman beef curry (add other veges family)
- potato salad (add baby spinach, capsicum, onion for family
- frittata ( I think there is a Spanish? Version with just potato which is yum) maybe do individual ones with other veges for everyone else
Best of luck!
curries, most of my curries are meat or meat and potato. Maybe a big breakfast sausage, egg, tinned spaghetti with hash browns for dinner
It's pathetic as he's a grown man but I agree with smuggling his veggies in his food. Grate, shred as much as you can in sauce,bass grated garlic and onion into his mash. Switch white to sweet potato and only give him lean meats and fish.