Your son is not unusual in not liking his vegetables. Most children have
difficulties liking new foods and even trying them!
One of the best ways to get children to try (and eventually like veggies)
is to disguise them! Funny as that sounds, it works. For example, if your
son like mashed potatoes, try putting some bits of green beans in the
potatoes. At first, you may have to mash up the green beans quite a bit
and not add too many. Little by little, you can add more and mash them
less. If, on first trying this, he balks at the green beans, mash them so
tiny that he can't even notice them.
You can also help him to want to try vegetables by making them into "fun"
foods. For example, broccoli becomes "little trees." A tiny bit of butter
for flavor, or even a teensy bit of melted cheese may help. However, my
boys loved eating the little trees without anything added.
Corn is usually a food kids will try; mainly because it has a somewhat
sweet flavor. If your son won't try corn, buy the little half-cobs. Be
sure to cool them well before offering one to him. Even my 2-1/2-year-old
boy will eat the little corn on the cob.
I hope these suggestions will help. If you need more ideas, please let me
Good luck with your son! I'm sure he will be trying (and hopefully
liking) veggies soon.
Thanks for asking your question here, and please come back again soon.