I have given up. Why spend time and money on exposing your child to a variety of vegetables when they won't eat them? And then you get angry at the family dog, AKA Dad, for not eating all the leftover soggy veggies that have been marinating in the fridge for weeks. I have tried the tricks----turning vegetables into cute creatures doesn't make them more palatable for my children. They don't eat their toys (anymore) so why would a cauliflower snowman become more edible than the original form? Occasionally I can grate them into a sauce with nobody noticing, but eventually I am always found out--- "This tastes DIFFERENT, mom" in a voice which lets me know that different is not good. Or " AAAH! There is something GREEN in my spaghetti!" and we all know that nothing good is green.
So we have given up. For now. So with whatever wonderful dinner I have concocted I unceremoniously throw the bag of baby carrots onto the table as well. The one vegetable all four children can stomach. With plenty of Ranch Dressing, of course.