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I am not a vegetable fan. I have a hard time eating vegetables. Is there any suggestions out there to help me?

Sun. Feb 5, 1:14pm

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There was a recent thread with a huge list of veggies listed - even a few you probably like and don't even think of!

Maybe you don't like eating them straight and raw. Try adding a them to a stir fry with rice and a lean protein.

Maybe you can chop them up smaller so they aren't in huge bites. I learned to love tomatoes by eating fresh-made salsa with tiny cubes of them and lots of fresh cilantro. Add some nacho chips and it's like you aren't even eating a vegetable.

Sunday, February 05, 2006, 1:49 PM

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Hiding them in other foods works as well.

I am making Chili today, In it, I've added some "hidden" veggies:

fresh pureed carrots (you would never know it's there!)
roasted frozen corn (from Trader Joe's) --I know, it's technically a starch / grain...
Red, yellow & green peppers (frozen strips)
Black beans
pureed Shallots
pureed Garlic
along with my own spice mixture

When eating it, I add some Fage 0% yogurt (or other non-fat plain yogurt--Nancy's is a good brand)
A LITTLE grated cheese
Chopped black olives
Fresh cilantro
Fresh chopped tomatoes (optional)

See?? lots of added veggies! (I make this either with or without meat. :-)

Sunday, February 05, 2006, 3:37 PM

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I understand your predicament!! I have never before eaten so many vegetables as I have in the last few years.

Try new ones. You may not have tried some of the rarer ones. Personally, I prefer most of my veggies raw, or "in food"- not as a side dish. Grate things like kohlrabi, turnip, rutabga, broccoli stalks, carrot, even peppers, and put in a lettuce salada or even a pasta salad. Little pieces aren't as strong tasting, and can help adjust your taste buds.

Otherwise, soups, stews and casseroles are my way to go. I have yet to discover a way I like sweet potatoes, unless they are cooked in beef stew. To my stews, I usually add parsnips, carrots, turnip, rutabaga and sweet potatoes (yes, I know, high carb, but I don't do low carb, I do "the right carbs") Recently found a recipe for artichoke and aparagus soup. Never tried either veggie before, but the soup was wonderful. Blenders can be a great help- I puree the hell out of peppers, onions, and other things to add to sauces, meatloafs, casseroles, soups- much easier to eat, and the flavour is fantastic.

Sunday, February 05, 2006, 9:03 PM

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doesn't like veggies

I too don't like veggies so what I try and do is drink a v8 juice with lunch......

Sunday, February 05, 2006, 9:45 PM

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Sweet potatoes are great cold
Bake them for an hour or so, till a paring knife is easy to poke them

put in frige and peel and eat.

they are really sweet, and smooth, if you like bannanas you will love the cold sweet potatoes, same texture

Sunday, February 05, 2006, 10:06 PM

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I hate most veggies too, especially bitter green things, but I've started eating them as a pureed soup and think of it as a 50-calorie cup of vitamins/medicine to keep myself healthy. A small mug = 2 servings, and if that's all I have, well, I'm doing way better than I have since my Gerber days :)


Sunday, February 05, 2006, 10:07 PM

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How about in omelettes? Would you really dislike a spinach+ mushroom+feta or a green pepper+onion+cheddar omelette? And what about having chopped romaine lettuce where you would usually have rice?
I can't say I empathise, as I absolutely love veggies, but my problem with them is that they take time to prepare. But that just takes practice.

Monday, February 06, 2006, 11:57 AM

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