Most children aren't prepared to swallow a can of spinach like the famous cartoon Popeye, even if you do tell them how strong it will make them.
When your baby is around four to six months old, your doctor will recommend that you start him on solid foods. For the first few weeks, a tablespoon of rice cereal will be plenty to keep him full.
Mix chopped red and green peppers into macaroni and cheese, add a garnish of parsley to mashed potatoes or add a side of colourful vegetables to a steak. Use frozen or canned vegetables if fresh vegetables are not available.
Give up on tryingto force feed a traditional meal to toddlers. Instead, provide a variety of snack choices. A toddler's plate might be filled with sliced hot dogs, broccoli wedges, cooked and sliced carrots, hard boiled egg slices and apple wedges.