Do You Eat Vegetables When You Were A Kid?

@mandala100 (43591)
Hong Kong
January 26, 2018 12:03pm CST
I really hate vegetables when I was a kid and that was back then. But now I simply love eating vegetables. I wonder why are kids so picky eaters? And what are the ways to help a child not to be a picky eaters? (especially vegetables!). Do you love vegetable when you were a child? Picture credit: wholesometummiesblog.com
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@Corbin5 (106566)
• United States
26 Jan
I only liked corn on the cob when I was a kid. I hated lima beans!!
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
26 Jan
@Corbin5 Wow! Thanks for sharing your experience as a kid on vegetables my friend.
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• Saint Lucia
26 Jan
I loved it as a kid and love it even more now especially knowing the nutritional benefits. I live in the Caribbean so we get lots of variety of fresh, delicious and GMO free vegetables!
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
26 Jan
@tamaraash89 That's so very nice my friend.
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@alberello75 (17561)
• Genova, Italy
26 Jan
Better vegetables than meat! However, even today, I do not eat a lot of vegetables. I should eat it, more often!
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
26 Jan
@alberello75 How are you doing today my friend and hope you have a nice day.
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@alberello75 (17561)
• Genova, Italy
26 Jan
@mandala100 I would like to be honest. Lately, unfortunately, I have a "mild" form of depression. For this reason, my days are not very good. However it's always a plasure everyday read and comment your post
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
26 Jan
@alberello75 Thank you my friend and I hope you'll be feeling ok soon my friend. Take care.
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@amadeo (65995)
• United States
26 Jan
never had any.Was not available for us in the great depression years.Lucky to have any food.
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
27 Jan
@amadeo Thank you for stating that experience of the Great Depression my friend.
@amadeo (65995)
• United States
27 Jan
@mandala100 Good morning and welcome
@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
28 Jan
@amadeo Thank you my friedn and I'll see you later on.
@Plethos (10313)
• United States
26 Jan
Do corn and peas count? I ate a lot of that as a child.
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
26 Jan
@Plethos Why not my friend? They are yummy.
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@Plethos (10313)
• United States
26 Jan
@mandala100 - as an adult i eat a lot more vegetables.
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
26 Jan
@Plethos That's so good my friend.
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@JustBhem (37417)
• Davao, Philippines
26 Jan
Oh yes. My Father used to tie me in a chair with my hands and feed me with green leafy vegetables. And I end up vomiting all day.
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
26 Jan
@JustBhem Wow! That's a different way of feeding a kid vegetables my friend.
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@JustBhem (37417)
• Davao, Philippines
26 Jan
@mandala100 Ahaha. Whenever I think about it, I laugh. Because Father used to tell me before I'm so ignorant about vegetables.
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
26 Jan
@JustBhem That's a hard way of learning a lesson about vegetables my friend.
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@Madshadi (8937)
• Brussels, Belgium
26 Jan
I have always been a picky eater but now I would eat most vegetables
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
26 Jan
@Madshadi That's so good to hear my friend.
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@resukill22 (4862)
27 Jan
I told you the truth, when I was a kid I never eat any kind of vegetables.I don't know why?but now when I have my own family I learn to eat vegetables because of my husband.
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
27 Jan
@resukill22 I'm glad that later on you've learned to eat veggies my friend.
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31 Jan
@mandala100 yes, thank you.
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
3 Feb
@resukill22 You are welcome my friend.
@kobesbuddy (46687)
• East Tawas, Michigan
26 Jan
I loved vegetables when I was a child, especially raw vegetables right out of the garden.
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
26 Jan
@kobesbuddy Do you still love veggies until now my friend?
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@kobesbuddy (46687)
• East Tawas, Michigan
26 Jan
@mandala100 Yes, I still love many vegetables, very much!
@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
27 Jan
@kobesbuddy That's so great my friend.
@BabeSays (1829)
• Mauritius
27 Jan
Nope I did not like. Only one vegetable potato chips hahaha.
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
27 Jan
@BabeSays That's alright my friend.
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@marlina (73883)
• Canada
26 Jan
Yes, I did eat vegetables as a kid and still do.
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
27 Jan
@marlina That's so cool my friend.
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@sjvg1976 (18386)
• Delhi, India
26 Jan
Yes I used to . Even my kids too eat all vegetables as her mother forces them to eat everything even they don't like them.
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
26 Jan
@sjvg1976 Good to know that you eat vegiies too my friend.
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@Icydoll (20000)
• India
26 Jan
I eat vegetables and still eat..but there are some exceptional .kids tend to attract chocolates and snacks stuff so they avoid .but parents has to check and give nutritional food to them
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
26 Jan
@lycdoll Yes that's true my friend.
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@thelme55 (14574)
• Germany
28 Jan
Yes, I did. I love different kinds of vegetable as a child and now as an adult.
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
28 Jan
That's so wonderful my friend.
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@thelme55 (14574)
• Germany
28 Jan
@mandala100 thank you.
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
29 Jan
@thelme55 You are welcome my friend.
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@sarik1 (354)
27 Jan
In childhood i do not like vegetable but my mother used make vegetables cook but i cannot ignore this eat .i used to eat vegetables in childhood. now i like too much vegetables. so habit make routine eat vegetables.
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
27 Jan
@sarik Yes my friend vegetables are healthy to eat.
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@sarik1 (354)
29 Jan
@mandala100 Yes your are right say.
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
31 Jan
@sarik1 Thank you my friend.
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@snowy22315 (47288)
• United States
27 Jan
I was Ok with eating vegetables as a kid. Of course my favorite was any variety of corn which is not really a vegetable per se well it is, but it is also considered to be a starch..
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
27 Jan
@snowy22315 Are you still eating vegetables as a grown-up my friend?
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@snowy22315 (47288)
• United States
27 Jan
@mandala100 I am..are you?
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
28 Jan
@snowy22315 Yes I do my friend.
@Biankee (56)
• Philippines
27 Jan
When I was a kid I do not eat vegetables, until now especially green leafy though I know eating vegetables is healthy but I am trying my best to eat veggies.
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
27 Jan
@Biankee I hope you'll be able to learn how to love veggies.
• Philippines
27 Jan
@mandala100 Thank you..I really hope I would! I'll try my best! Thank you.
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
27 Jan
@Biankee No problem my friend and I'll see you around.
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@yugocean (8375)
• India
27 Jan
I used to hate, but later started loving since teenage years.
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
27 Jan
@yugoocean That's so great to know my friend.
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@yugocean (8375)
• India
28 Jan
@mandala100 Now I can't do without vegetables as they are the first choice.
@pumpkinjam (5774)
• United Kingdom
22 Apr
I have always loved vegetables, except onions. I wouldn't eat them if I could avoid it. I eat them now, though, and I have tried even more veggies as an adult that weren't available to me as a child. I discovered that I love okra as much as I love broccoli, but I don't like karela - that tastes like ear wax and not in a good way. My eldest son would mostly eat anything but I did have some trouble with the youngest. I just give him little bits to try. He's better now, he'll try most things. He doesn't like many things but he will try them! I usually give him a new thing to try that's next to other things I know he will eat. The rule is to try one spoon or forkful of the new food. If he likes it, he eats it all. If he doesn't like it, I wait a while before I sneak it into a curry!
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
24 Apr
@pumpkinjam Thank you for your thoughts and for sharing your experience my friend.
@xstitcher (11555)
• Petaluma, California
28 Jan
It depended on the vegetable. I was never a fan of yellow squash, zucchini, brussels sprouts or green beans. I am still not.
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@mandala100 (43591)
• Hong Kong
28 Jan
@xstitcher Thank you for sharing your thoughts my friend.