Food and Nutrition

Eating only potato

Monika
3 to 7 years

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Updated on Mar 03, 2014

My child is 5 years; he does not eat any vegetable other than potato. He loves potatoes. What shall i do so that he starts eating other vegetables as well with interest?

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Pavithra Bijukumar

| Mar 28, 2014

hi.... Most of the children likes Potatos... even my daughter also.. if he likes chappathi.. then you can make the dough with ground vegetables like ground beetroot/ carrot/ peas etc.. and use potato mix to fill the cooked chappathi and roll it and serve.. the children will like it.. because of different colored chappathi.... If you want, you can make it more healthier by adding powdered bengal gram + oats + Vegetables( grated/ pasted) + leaves(methi/ spinach) etc...

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Reema

| Mar 09, 2014

mash the rest of the vegetables and have only potato pieces so that u can say him its just potato wit gravy. Use chaat Masala n garam Masala for making other vegetables. I mean their taste n smell can lure ur child sumtime

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Chanda

| Mar 04, 2014

Yes difinitely what Shikha has suggested is the right way for your child to get nutrition from other veggies along with potato. My daughter also eats food easily when I narrate some story or get her involved in watching TV

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Shikha Batra

| Mar 03, 2014

Hi dear Monika! Potato is indeed a tasty thing and it gels so well with every thing. I wud say u have an advantage that ur child likes potato. Try making paranthas with different cooked vegetables made along with aloo. Such as methi aloo parantha, boiled mashed peas aloo parantha, gobhi aloo parantha. U cud also try making sandwiches with potato as the main ingredient. Like u cud add finely chopped vegetables such as carrot,cheese, peas etc. u cud also make dalia with Arhar dal, finely chopped vegetables. Along with hidden veggies u cud motivate the child to have these by narrating stories, showing pics of undernourished children, how they become weak, n dull n cannot participate in any competition. Also u cud set an example by having food along with the child on dinner table and serving same thing to all and saying whosoever finishes the whole plate will b the winner and any token reward cud be added. Hope this works!

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Parentune Support

| Mar 03, 2014

Hi Monika! Here is a link to parent talk that you may find relevant: https://www.parentune.com/parent-talk/hate-vegetables/910

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