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Dr Virginia Thorley, OAM, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

www.virginiathorley.com

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Vegetables and toddlers

Posted on November 29, 2017 at 5:01 AM
Toddlers and vegetables have been a topic of concern for mothers for years. In this post I'm not going to give an overview, but just mention something that worked in our house. At one stage one of my boys wouldn't eat potato but he  would eat yellow vegetables (carrot or pumpkin). His brother was the opposite - he would eat potato and disliked yellow vegetables.  Later, they reversed their preferences - so confusing! What both boys would happily eat was "yellow potato". Yes, you guessed, both types of vegetables mashed together. They would eat it just mashed together and they would also eat variations of it, made into potato cakes with an egg mixed through, or as "bubble and squeak" with left-over peas or greens.

Categories: Complementary foods - solids

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6 Comments

Reply Tony
11:02 AM on May 31, 2018 
Great!
Reply Cabaret
3:00 PM on June 22, 2018 
Nice
Reply lomi
7:34 AM on November 7, 2018 
Good
Reply Virginia Thorley
3:17 AM on March 31, 2019 
Colour on the plate:
A simple way of making sure you are offering variety for your toddler to eat is to have a variety for colours on the plate, including green, yellow/orange or red vegetables and fruits. Remember, the dietary guidelines from most health departments recommend that foods offered to toddlers and children are LOW in salt and LOW in sugar. This poses a problem on a visit to a fast-food outlet. Have you noticed that "children's meals" are usually snack-type food that is high is salt and fat or in sugar? Often it is coated in thick batter. If these shops would offer more nutritious food on their children's menus, it would be so much better for those occasions when eating there is a special treat or simply quicker at the end of a long day.
Reply kamamses0
9:56 PM on November 7, 2019 
This is one of the useful post found here.
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12:04 PM on January 12, 2020 
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