One of the things that stresses me out most is when my kids haven't had veggies all day and I have to throw together a dinner that gets in all of their daily servings. Talk about pressure! And for them as much as for me. After all, by dinner, we're all tired and hungry. Nobody wants to force—or be forced to eat—veggies.
One of my favorite tricks for avoiding this is to pack plenty of vegetables in school lunch. I purposely use a lunch container with 4 compartments so that I can always pack a main, a fruit, a veggie and a snack—and the veggie is usually raw cut up carrots, peppers, cucumbers, radish, etc—but then sometimes, I add veggies to the main, as well.