After having a TON of trouble getting Ilijah to eat his vegetables (or anything that is not fruit or carbs for that matter), we decided that we would be force feeding Bella her veggies. We weren't going to even give her an option. We went ahead and started out with vegetables and didn't even buy any fruit products for her. Well, the older she gets (now almost 7 1/2 months), we have decided that she can start having juice and fruit. So, in order to still keep the veggies flowing, I have taken after the V8 juice idea, and I have created a veggie smoothy that she absolutely LOVES! This morning she had a mixture of sweet baby carrots, country veggie medly, apple sauce, blueberry, soy milk, rice cereal, and apple juice. I warmed it up a little, and she enjoyed the whole 10 oz. of it. I love it because she can get a good meal in while still taking it from a bottle. We just cut a large X in the nipple and she just goes at it. So, she gets a great nutritious meal and it is convenient for me.
PS - Bella is now crawling and pulling herself up. She is growing up super fast!