I'm pulling a fast one on Peanut.
She has no idea that she's eating those dreaded vegetables for dinner every night. With gusto even.
Peanut will only eat lima beans (I know, you pick one vegetable, kid, and it's lima beans? Really?). Everything else, she primly moves to the edge of her tray and commences gobbling down the rest of her meal. I can't even give her carrot sticks to munch on since she still has a total of five teeth, all of them in the front.
Worried that she wasn't getting a balanced diet, I tried some tricks. First, I finely chopped up steamed squash, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots and put them in her spaghetti. She loved it.
The next night, I pureed peas and green beans and put them in taco meat. I didn't tell the husband what I did until after the meal. He was impressed.
Then Friday I made pizza, pureed zucchini and put it in the tomato sauce. No one knew and everyone ate heartily.
I know eventually she will need to learn to eat her vegetables but by then I will be able to bribe her (Kidding. Kind of.) Until then, I'm looking for anything I can puree and cover up, just so she gets something.