By suecsdy Latest Reply 2014-12-09 15:34:09 -0600
Started 2014-12-03 20:37:18 -0600

Does anyone here dislike vegetables? I am 62 yrs old and have never liked them much. I prefer meat. There. I said it. Please don't tell me I need to start, cause at this point, it ain't gonna happen. Salads are ok and some raw veggies. Help me figure out how I can still eat healthy and stay on track.

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Beca1 2014-12-09 15:34:09 -0600 Report

Well, I have a good idea for you for adding good vegetables into your diet try roasting them on the barbecue, yum like zuccini and you can try steaming them and then put some coconut butter on them with your favorite spices. Most people don't like them because they are waterlogged and soggy. If you need some more good advice on cooking them and great recipes I have some for you.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-12-05 13:04:44 -0600 Report

I eat veggies. Try cooking them different ways. Veggies contain vitamins and minerals meats do not contain. I didn't like broccoli now I eat it everyday. I eat the veggies I like. You eat them if you eat salads and raw veggies so you like veggies to a point.

GabbyPA 2014-12-04 08:19:12 -0600 Report

My husband is like that. His idea of a vegetable is french fries, onion rings or mashed potatoes. He does have a few he likes, and I just try to incorporate them where I can. Casseroles are a good place to toss them in and he doesn't seem to mind.

You say you like them raw, and actually they are better for you raw, so sneak in a couple here and there. Like Lynn said, start with the ones you don't mind.

How are you with beans or legumes? Those offer the benefit of veggies along with fiber and protein. And you can do all kinds of things with them from soups, stews, side dishes and dips.

RosalieM 2014-12-04 07:15:07 -0600 Report

I actually like vegetables, but I have a high, protein, high fiber low carbohydrate shake mix that I make. It tastes like a vanilla malt when made up, but has no sugar or ice cream. The base of it Is a frozen banana and the Hi maize 260.
I add kale, spinach or frozen broccoli etc. to it. You can get a whole serving of vegetables and not taste it all. Frozen vegetables like broccoli work best as they grind up better. Berries can be added too. You can get all the vegetables including the fiber you need with a couple shakes per week. It is a good way to get vegetables into kids too!

Grandma Rose

lilleyheidi 2014-12-04 03:04:04 -0600 Report

I've never been a huge veggie eater either, but i've got a few that are stand byes. I've tried different ways of preparing them, I enjoy roasted vegetables, and I cut up veggies really fine and put them in soups, and I do put a lot of tomatoes on my chicken or tuna salad. The few vegetables I do like I eat a lot of. It sure is difficult to eat "healthy" when veggies are something your not overly fond of. Best of luck. Hugs, Heidi

Pegsy 2014-12-03 21:15:09 -0600 Report

There is nothing wrong with lots of salads and raw veggies along with the meat you love. I like salads and raw veggies in the summer time but prefer my veggies cooked and hot when the weather gets colder. One way I get veggies is in soups. Would that appeal to you?

Glucerna 2014-12-03 21:06:03 -0600 Report

Start with the vegetables you don't mind: you mention salads and some raw veggies. Sometimes we enjoy vegetables prepared in different ways, such as a stir-fry, grilled, or roasted. I bet you'll find a couple more veggies that you enjoy! ~Lynn @Glucerna