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Re: Hiding fruit and veg
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2015, 20:17:45 pm »
Wow Aishi sounds like you made a real step forward there.  Well done! (())

I know there are differing opinions on this thread, and totally respect that (you all know me, right?).  I feel if it's a control thing then the best policy has to be complete openess and honesty. 

A slightly different approach - have you seen one of these?
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/90152999/
LOs seem to go loopy for slices from this magic 'machine'!  I use it with apples and pears and for some reason it's so much better than just an apple!
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Re: Hiding fruit and veg
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2015, 21:59:10 pm »
Thanks Anne. Honestly don't think presenting food in a diff way would entice her. She seems to have got it in her head that fruit and veg are 'sgusting' (disgusting) so refuses to try. Having said that she tried peas at dinner time after I explained they were the ones we grew during summer and she helped pick them so progress!! Maybe I need to engage her more with the where and why's of what she's having...
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Re: Hiding fruit and veg
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2015, 23:56:46 pm »
The only way J used to eat broccoli was raw from the plants in the garden....gardening might be your "way in."

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Re: Hiding fruit and veg
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2015, 10:32:55 am »
Yes, don't you have an allotment? You can get her involved now in choosing what to grow for the year! My DS is going to cover the garden in pumpkins.....
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Re: Hiding fruit and veg
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2016, 12:52:26 pm »
Hi ladies

Know this is an old thread but issues are the same so thought I'd update here...

Still no progress on eating fresh/ raw/ whole cooked veg or fruit but she will now have pureed veg (tried mushroom, broadband and spinach) in her curry sauce- I just add an ice cube or two to her portion of curry and she has it with whatever meat we're having...

Downside she now doesn't like eating dried fruit ::) ::)

Another positive (kind of) I was having tinned veg soup 😳 and she wanted to try it even after I told her it had veg in and she asked for some for lunch today! I know it has salt and sugars in but once a week is worth it to get extra veg?
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Re: Hiding fruit and veg
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2016, 17:40:13 pm »
Could you be a bit sneaky and finely chop some extra fresh stuff into it?  Or make your own low salt version?
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Re: Hiding fruit and veg
« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2016, 18:05:03 pm »
I could...I'm not much of a cook so I don't hold out much hope she'll like it tho but I can try! I actually had some lamb bones and meat so I'm making a broth out if it  (never made it before). Can I use that as stock for veg soup?
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Re: Hiding fruit and veg
« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2016, 19:07:43 pm »
I do that all the time with chicken & turkey and sometimes beef - go for it!

You may want to start by sauteeing or steaming some carrots or green beans or whatever veg and adding to commercially-made soup if she's really hooked on it, though, because the mouthfeel and sodium (and even sugar! :o) in there make it hard to sub in homemade once one is used to it.

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Re: Hiding fruit and veg
« Reply #38 on: September 07, 2016, 19:30:56 pm »
Sure it would be ok....but soup is dead easy to make. Why don't you learn together? It could get her through her student days.
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Re: Hiding fruit and veg
« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2016, 19:52:36 pm »
Lol that's thinking ahead MJN! I may try that.

Shes not used to it Debbie- she's only had it twice! Lol

I gave her some if the broth to try and she spat it out ::) ::)
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Re: Hiding fruit and veg
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2016, 20:06:34 pm »
Aishi, if I were you, I would just let her have some tinned soup when you have it to get her used to it.  There are low sodium version perhaps.  There were a few times I made Chinese broth (boiling very long time with meat and veg) and DS finished the whole pan and after a few times, he just didn't want more than a small cup, because I tried to change things up and adding more veg, etc.  counterproductive here really. 

It reminds me to make the exact same soup as the first time and see if he still likes it. 



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Re: Hiding fruit and veg
« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2016, 09:49:17 am »
You can make really easy soup by just chopping veg quite small and boiling it in water.  Not as fancy as making your own broth out of bones but fast and very easy.  After all the veg is soft put half in a whizzer if you want a chunkier soup or all if you want it smooth, add a bit of milk if you want it creamer. Add some tom puree to make the whole thing redder.

For flavour (and because she liked the canned soup) I would go heavy on seasoning just not heavy on salt.
Easy and convenient seasoning which adds loads of flavour and makes home made a bit more can-like:
celery powder (or celery seeds which you grind)
onion powder
garlic powder
ground coriander
paprika

and any other herbs plus black/white pepper if she likes it. You can even go salt free or just add a pinch.

With things like celery powder make sure not to get celery salt or if you do get celery salt be aware it's mostly salt so only add a small amount, same with garlic powder/granules not garlic salt.

Like I said, not a fancy recipe at all, but it's soup and easy and flavour full.


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Re: Hiding fruit and veg
« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2016, 10:49:46 am »
Thanks creations I might try that next time she asks for soup. Do I just boil the veg in few cups of water and add all the spices at the end or at the same time as boiling?
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Re: Hiding fruit and veg
« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2016, 11:18:24 am »
Those spices you can cook the veg in; they'll absorb the flavor. Adding them at the end would give you a different flavor profile - not necessarily bad, but the veg would absorb the flavors better if cooked in the seasonings.

Exception: I've read to NOT add salt to beans/pulses while cooking because it can toughen them?

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Re: Hiding fruit and veg
« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2016, 12:41:31 pm »
Fry veg until tender, add stock and seasonings and boil. Blend to your preferred consistency. Done!
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