Regine Velasquez’s tricks and other tips to turn veggie haters into veggie lovers

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Most moms will agree that getting kids to eat nutritious meals can be quite a struggle. Here are a few tips to help moms deal with picky eaters.

Like most moms, singer Regine Velasquez wants to make sure her child gets the right nutrition. But getting kids to eat fruits and veggies is easier said than done.

For Regine, learning the art of concealment is key in making her son Nate eat his veggies.

"It's harder to cook for him than to cook for my husband or my family because he's a child who will not eat anything," Regine said during the launch of her cook book entitled Bongga sa Kusina. The launch was reported by Nerisa Almo in a video on

"He's four. He's very picky, but I have learned some tricks here and there," she also said in the video.

"He doesn't want to eat vegetables. So what do I do? I hide the vegetable. Bine-blender ko (I blend it) and then I put it in his food," she shared.

"So he doesn't know that he's actually eating vegetables," she continued.

But concealing vegetables in food is not the only way you can make your child eat vegetables. If you're a mom who's reached the end of her wits thinking of ways to get some good nutrition into your little one, here's a list put together by Nicci Micco of Eating Well to help you encourage your kids to eat their veggies:

Set an example

Kids are more likely to get into the habit of eating their veggies if they see their parents eating their leafy greens. After all, if all you serve on your dinner table is meat, meat, and more meat, then your children will most definitely never acquire a taste for vegetables.

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