I am a very picky eater as in I hate almost all vegetables, and really only eat meat and pasta. Well I am trying to have a baby and I know it is important to eat well and healthy when you are pregnant, so I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to ease myself into starting to eat vegetables. Like what to put it in to mask it at first until I can get used to the taste. (When I was younger I used to throw up and dry heave as soon as I ate them - kinda why I am afraid now.) ANY advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
Nope, the only vegetable I currently eat is Corn... but am very wanting to change that I am afraid it is all in my head that I will make myself get a little sick subconscious... I was hoping there was some good recipes out there to help mask the taste until I get used to it.
The one your body cannot digest. Try the V8 Splash. You like pasta and meat so is it safe to assume you eat spaghetti? Try some dried spinach leaves. Chop them very small and sprinkle on top of your sauce let it cook in. You will not be able to taste it and you are successfully getting a green you need. What about fruits?
I like a lot of fruit, as I sit here and eat an apple! Its more the vegetables I am lacking. I drink the V8 fusion where it tastes like fruits but has a full serving of both. My point is when my kids grow up I don't want them to think they don't have to eat vegetables because their mom doesn't! I want to start eating right before my 2 1/2 year old notices (who actually really likes a lot of veggies over other stuff) and I get pregnant again!
The V8 fusion is great to drink. That is great your 2 1/2 eats vegs. You just have to open yourself to ideas to get the vegetables in your diet. The dried spinach, I used it for my children when they were younger. Children usually do follow by example but if you cook them now and put it on the plate if they like it odds are they will eat it whether you eat yours or not. I did better getting my children to eat raw vegetables than cooked. Two of them today rather have raw than cooked. They hate the mush taste.
He likes them both ways. I guess Im a little pushy towards him as in he does not eat any junk. I was raised on chicken nuggets, hot dogs, mac and cheese and microwave junk. I refuse to let my son turn out like me (which I blame my parents, but I am a grown person now I can change if I wanted to, which I am willing to try). I try to make a nice home cooked meal every night with vegetables as a side or in the main course (weather I eat or not...) But he does not eat any candy he has had maybe a handful in his lifetime. I make a lot of things from scratch to monitor what goes in our bodies. I have to just take it one step at a time I suppose.
Very mature of you for realizing you have a choice to change and make a change for your children. I raised my children the same way. No junk. My homemade pound cake was the biggest splurge they knew. It will take some time for you to adjust to eating vegetables. You may not ever get the taste for them.
i hate peas, but i buy this frozen pasta with Alfredo sauce and it has peas and carrots. the creamy sauce is so good it masks the taste of the peas. i also sauteed onions, fresh garlic, shrimp and mushrooms.
do you think you will like broccoli with cheese.
green bean casserole.
my girlfriend is from african and their food is so good, so different. she got me to eat beans and rice.
make sure you take vitamins, and try fiber choice tablets to regulate yourself.
i m going to email you a website about recipes, you should play around with it.
i dont believe you got me talking about food!! now i m hungry!
I have a couple of suggestions for you. Buy a small bag of raw baby carrots and dip them in Ranch dressing. It makes a great healthy snack and the Ranch dressing makes it really tasty. Someone else mentioned green bean cassarole. You take a can of green beans and put it in a casserole dish. Mix in a can of cream of mushroom soup, about 1/4 cup of milk, mix in some French's fried onions and place another layer on top. Bake on about 350 degrees for about 30 - 40 minutes. It's delicious!
I totally agree with wendyrs! YOu cna even get fat free ranch or low fat....better still, there are all sorts of great dressing that you can use. This is how I got my daughter to start eating broccoli, cauliflower and radishes. ALso, go for hte fireld green salad mix, chop up bits of a Fuji apple into it, tomatoes, dried cranberries, walnuts or pecans and sprinkle cheese on it. Salads do not need to be dull and they are great for getting your veges in.For an added kick, grill a chicken breast and add it to the salad. We have this EVERY WEEK. I love raw cabbage and make slaw with it..Celery, no real value but its great with pimento cheese and peanut butter! Yum, green bean casserole....I'd forgotten about that! Sweet potatoe souffle is another good dish.
If you make meat loaf... you can chop squash and other veggies very fine and mix them with your meat loaf before you cook it. cover the meat loaf with a can of tomato soup and then cover the loaf with bacon strips if you like and bake as usual. Should mask the taste of all the veggies you put in...
If you make a soup with all sorts of veggies and then strain the soup to remove the veggies you will have the nutrients in the broth... you can then cook your loved pasta in that broth... or rice you can also use it as a gravy base... flavor the soup with any meat you like.
Last night I made a mixture of rice, peas and carrots and placed some cheesy chicken on top. Pretty darn good. I ate vegetables and I did not die! haha. I do not think I am ready for green bean casserole as I hate almost all veggies, but hopefully I will work up to it one day! I will try the meatloaf and the soup idea, thank you for all your suggestions!