My child will not eat vegetables! (Problem solved – spread the word!!)



My child will not eat vegetables…is happily not something I get to say now! If you too struggle to get greens and other vital vegetables / vitamins and minerals into your children then I am hoping that the information in this post can help you.

This method saved my dinner time meal problems bringing much joy It may not get a 10/10 for presentation but that really does not matter if your kids are actually eating foods like Spinach, Cabbage, Beetroot and other essential veg! Its proven in the abundance of common knowledge and nutritional information out there that we need our veg and more importantly our dark leafy greens to obtain the nutrients needed to live strong but with so many sugar / artificial additive infused foods so readily available and highly promoted its easy to see why our kids opt for those and say nah to the veg. Albeit I wasn’t about to give up on trying and I certainly wasn’t turning back. After the marvelous discovery of potato cakes I found an even simpler way to achieve this goal. It comes in the form of a richly flavoursome mash! Genius! I didn’t attempt it before as until the legendary potato cakes my boys wouldn’t eat mash but now they call for man sized portions at least twice a week. The good thing with this way of cooking is not only can it all be done in 1 pot (if you have one large enough), each time different vegetables can be used and your heart can be filled with contentment knowing your child is eating so much needed goodness, the bonus is they will truly love it and they wont even know they are eating veg, cheeky mum! This method stands strong for adding all sorts of ingredients you want your children eating, as in the potato cakes, Moringa Leaf powder is used, I have also used a Hemp version just with the potatoes before and it worked well. I no longer use eggs for the cakes instead I use a baking powder mix. Both the cakes and the mash are excellent ways to ensure optimum health reaches children.

I have adapted the mash base for adding any vegetables or powders to and it has never failed with my children.

The base ingredients are Potatoes, Onions, Garlic and butter. The garlic and onions give such an inviting aroma and taste that the kids don’t notice the other vegetables that are added. Adding some coconut oil in place of dairy butter and almond milk (recipe available at https://peacecrafting.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/homemade-almond-milk-with-a-roar/ – enjoy) can really cream things up too, it boosts calcium intake as well as saving the cows!

The method is so simple, boil / steam the potatoes with or without the other selected ingredients in the same pot. Mash the potato. Then use a blender to really mash up all the other veg (use a little cool water in the blender to get it mixing), combine the lot, allow it to cool and serve. Problem solved! You can then add eggs or flour and proceed to bake in the oven to crisp the top. My children love it both ways! Get in!

I can understand this may not be a suitable way for your family to cook or eat due to allergies or lack of a blender but please do not worry as our friends at Nature’s Plus have devised a beautiful range of vegan, gluten and sugar free vitamin / mineral animal shaped energy supplements (the kids really think they are sweets and in truthfulness they are, the healthiest ones out there!), they are a real hit. The ones we use are Animal Parade. They are assorted flavours and they are a multi – vitamin and mineral giving an all round boost containing vital nutrients difficult to obtain. They are superbly crafted and the detailing is perfect, the boys love picking which animals to have for the day and the colours add variety, they are naturally sweet smelling and tasting from the fruit and many of the ingredients are over 100% of the RDA (recommended daily allowance). If your child is really fussy or just will not eat, giving him 2 of these a day will settle your nerves as you know he’s getting some goodness and it will keep him going with healthy body and healthy mind.

Please let me know how these methods go for you by commenting below or sending an email to peacecrafting@outlook.com.

Best of luck 🙂

Trouble with a fussy eating child? Worried at the lack of nutrients? This Organic Moringa Leaf Potato Cake Recipe has the answer!

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What a hit with the kids these are! Healthy and packed full of organic goodness!
Not quite sure how exactly I ended up making these but I stumbled upon them one evening and my children have been enjoying them ever since.
I consider Potatoes (with skins still on) a good staple ingredient in a healthy diet, wholesome little beauties, rich in carbohydrates and providing a major boost in calories with a totally unique and earthy taste.
Potatoes contain valuable nutrients and much of this can be lost when skins are removed, I feel just giving them a good scrub with a vegetable brush before cooking on a low heat is the best way to ensure optimum nutrients are obtained.
For this simple recipe I used a type of Jersey salad potato but honestly any type or size will suffice.
Also in this recipe Organic Moringa Oleifera Leaf powder is used. We absolutely love this in our house and my eldest child even asks for it (so cute the way he pronounces it!), even at 4 years old he’s aware of its astounding benefits to humans and to this I am truly grateful as it is an excellent way to make sure fussy eaters get an array of different nutrients in one tasty go. I personally make sure I have at least 1 teaspoon in water a day. High in Vitamins A and C this dose will meet the daily recommended intake.
This wonderfully amazing Indian gift of nature really deserves its name “Tree of Life” as it’s an absolute powerhouse for nutrients containing Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12 and C. It also contains Minerals Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium! What a plant right! I’m so happy to have found this amazing powder and I love adding it to everything, bread, soups, smoothies etc. Its great and I recommend everybody should have at least 5grams a day! It’s a real taste of life.
This ‘cake’ is a simple and tasty meal which can be enjoyed hot or cold.

For this recipe you will require:

500g Organic Potatoes
3 x Organic Eggs
3x Tblsp Organic Coconut Butter
A pinch of salt

Cooking Method:

1) Preheat the oven to 350 F and glaze an oven dish / pan with some of the butter
2) Weigh out the potatoes then wash / scrub them thoroughly
3) Dice the potatoes well into small cubes
4) Steam or boil for around 10 – 15 minutes
5) Whisk up the eggs and the salt in a bowl
6) When the time is up mash the potatoes adding the coconut butter
7) Stir in the eggs and salt and mix together well
8) Scoop out the mixture into the oven pan then press and level it
9) Cook for 45mins until golden brown on top
10) Insert a knife around the edge to help it lift away and turn out onto plate.
Cut into quarters and serve. For children I recommend leaving the dish to stand for at least 3minutes before serving.

Enjoy.