One interesting thing I've observed about my picky eater is that he may reject a food in one form, but he will eat it in another. For example, he doesn't like tomatoes but he will eat tomato soup. While this makes no sense to me, I'm sure to a three-year-old it's perfectly logical.
So this has made me more inclined to serve him vegetables that he's rejected in the past. Green ones barely make it past his lips, but I served tomato soup with small bits of zucchini in it and he ate it without complaint. I've also been able to convince Kellan to eat cheese by grating it instead of serving it sliced on crackers. Who knew?
I know there are plenty of recipes where you can disguise everything from cauliflower to salmon by blending them in smoothies or mixing the offending food with more preschool palate-friendly options. I've done this but for some reason, I want my son to eat vegetables without disguising them every single time. Maybe I'm being too ambitious, but a mother can dream right?
How do you sneak foods into your kids meals?