Thursday, December 2, 2010

My Children Hates Vegetables

“Eooow … gulay na naman? (Eooow… vegetables again?). 
That’s the common expression I hear from my 4 year old son every time vegetables are served on the table.  His expression is always accompanied with a deep sigh.   My 8 year old daughter on the other hand doesn’t complain but she sees to it that whenever she gets food from the serving bowl, all the vegetables she doesn’t like is left behind.
My husband tells me not to worry about our children not wanting the vegetables for now because eventually they will learn to love them as they grow older.   He cited himself as an example because when he was younger he remembers not eating a lot of vegetables. 
I agree with my husband but still sometimes I can’t help it, I still worry that they might be used to not having vegetables on their diet.  I know of some friends who don’t eat vegetables and I don’t want my children to be like them.  Vegetables have a lot of benefits to our body and it should be included in our daily diet.
For now, we just don’t stop serving vegetables … different kinds of vegetables.  Most of the time, it’s just me and my husband who eats them but from time to time we have lured the children to taste them and somehow they have learned to eat some of the vegetables.  I hope, little by little their taste buds would develop a love for the vegetables and that time will come when we can serve more vegetables and less meat on the table.


  1. I just found your blog by clicking links. I love mommy blogs so I will follow.

    So far, matakaw ang anak ko so kahit ano ipakain ko sa kanya haha.

  2. I have the same problem. I can only give my daughter veggies if I puree them and then mix them with other things - like in mashed potatoes or scrambled eggs...
    Spinning Lovely Days

  3. @ Mom Daughter Style
    You're lucky you have no problem feeding your daughter.

    @ Spinninglovelydays
    It's good your daughter doesn't taste the veggies in scrambled eggs, my children tastes the veggies even if I combine it with egg or ground meat and the result ... they won't touch it.