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"I don't like vegetables"

This was an old blog entry of mine and I heard it today ind one of my groups so I thought I'd repost it here.

"I don't like vegetables"

I've heard many people say I would love to eat more vegetables but I just don't like them.

I once sat in on a health seminar and the leader did an interesting experiment. He passed out a piece of paper with tons of vegetables listed and said -- you don't think you like vegetables? Look at this list and tell me there's not even one that you like. He made us circle the ones we liked and when I got home, I put this on my fridge.

I've listed a few here. Sure, maybe eggplant or corn isn't the same as green beans but it's much better than a side of fries. If you have more to add, please email me. Jackie

butternut squash (yum!!)
zucchini (great sliced long in eggs)
spaghetti squash (great substitute for pasta if your'e into the lower carb)
pumpkin (yes, for more than just halloween)
jicama (great in salads)
sweet potato
yams (even better than sweet potato)
water chestnuts (these are amazing)
avocado (I know, but sparingly they're full of good fat)
spring greens
Beans (yes, these are considered veggies, butter, green, lima and the like)
brussel sprouts (if you don't like them, you've probably never had them cooked well -- they are supposed to be boiled to make them soft before they're "prepared"
collard greens
snap peas (these are good)
green beans

jackie , Tuesday, May 31, 2005, 12:58 PM

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Monday, January 30, 2006, 12:54 PM

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They're a type of green (for those who don't know)...absolutely fantastic!

Monday, January 30, 2006, 1:04 PM

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When I met with a nutritionist yesterday, I told her that I'm not good about eating veggies b/c I don't like them. After discussing my likes and dislikes she said "You DO like veggies, look at all the vegetables you like!" I just need to be better about eating those I do like. Something is better than nothing.

Also, cucumber is missing from the list.

Monday, January 30, 2006, 1:39 PM

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Yellow squash
Swiss Chard (also a type of green - a little salty and ohh so incredible with fish)

Great post! I enjoyed reading your llist :-)

Monday, January 30, 2006, 1:43 PM

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Butter beans. A better version of lima beans popular in the south. They are terrific!

Monday, January 30, 2006, 4:03 PM

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kale, kohlrabi, bokchoy, escarole, turnip, rutabaga, olives, kelp, shallots, parsnips...

Tuesday, January 31, 2006, 12:36 AM

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Eat your colors!

Here's a great website with this idea! It's about Eating 5 a day the color way... You actually get more nutrients you need when you eat a variety of colors, too, but I really enjoyed this list!


Tuesday, January 31, 2006, 4:36 PM

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Add spices, nuts or just a variety of veggies together to help keep you interested in them. I steam my green beans and then toss them with almonds and nutmeg (awesome combo) or I make up a batch of Emeril's Essence (he is a chef on TV the recipe is on his website) and put that on steamed asperagus and cauliflower for some heat! I also cook up pepeprs and onions and throw on some taco seasoning, tastes like a fajita!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 11:32 PM

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don't like vegetables

the thing about not liking vegetables is that many have little taste so you can put anything on them. This is not an excuse!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007, 12:12 PM

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I love scarlet runner beans. Very similar to a green bean taste but like a foot long and half inch wide. Very yummy

Thursday, September 20, 2007, 9:05 PM

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