I've tried to sneak vegetables in on my vegetable-hating 8-year-old son many times and have failed. Forget about chopping them up real fine, he'll notice and push the entire meal away. He eats NO vegetables whatsoever, except for the occasional carrot. He'll sometimes (but not often) eat baby carrots dipped in ranch dressing.
But my son is now eating cauliflower, carrots, butternut squash and sweet potatoes...... and he doesn't even know it.
I've started buying jars of baby food; the carrots, squash and sweet potatoes. He loves things like Chef Boyardee spaghetti and spaghetti o's, mac & cheese and beans & weenies. I've found that the jarred baby food can easily be mixed into these foods and he hasn't noticed at all. The cauliflower is eaten when I make him homemade mac & cheese. I cook the cauli until it's super tender, then puree it and mix it in with the cheese sauce.
Now if I could just find a way to sneak the green baby foods in, like peas and broccoli. Problem there is he doesn't eat anything that the green color could be disguised in.
Thought I'd share this for mom's out there trying to find ways of sneaking vegetables in on their kids and also if anyone has any tips on this subject, please feel free to share. I'm open to more suggestions