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Old 01-10-2013, 12:22 PM   #1
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Help!!! Need ideas

Ok my husband hates salads....I love salads..... (see the issue...)

I need some ideas of how to get him to eat more salad. He hates anything green and when ever I make salad ( I load his up with either chicken or beef, bacon and crutons) he acts like a little kids making faces at the lettuce (yes its funny but dont tell him I said that lol) Do you have any tricks that could help me? I love a good roman, carrots, cucumber, cabbage salad.

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Old 01-10-2013, 12:44 PM   #2
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Make yourself all the salads you want and leave him alone.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:04 PM   #3
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does he like spicy/hot things, roasted veggies, or pickled stuff?

you could try topping his salads with raw or pickled hot peppers (such as pepperoncinos, jalapenos, serranos, or hotter),

or roasted/grilled veggies like red or orange bell peppers, asparagus, onions, or beer soaked mushrooms.

or, top his salads with pickled veggies like gardiniere, mushrooms, or green tomatoes.

hth. if not, do as andy says.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:10 PM   #4
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I will have to try the grilled veggies. I would leave him alone but the man would eat nothing but beef and potatoes then lol. His doctor has told him to eat more vegetables but he refuses and if he does eat them pouts. I have tried tons of ways of cooking vegetables but he always says he hates them. He tries veggies at restaurants and our friends houses but same result with the acting like he is 5yrs old making faces.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:17 PM   #5
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... I would leave him alone but the man would eat nothing but beef and potatoes then ... he always says he hates [veggies]...
The bottom line is, you can't make his choices for him. Make salads and veggie dishes for yourself, leave extras in the fridge in case he decides to try something with no pressure, and let it go.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:18 PM   #6
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Yeah, why do women make all the trouble. I hate salad. Letuce is not even human foods, as the matter of fact I don't even think it was used the same way 50-60 years ago. I'd eat cucumber/tomato salad but letuce is yuk.
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I understand your dilemma. If you keep pushing veggies, he will begin to resent you for doing it. You can try to talk to him about it, trying to figure out which veggies he would consider. You can't make him like it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:25 PM   #8
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Sigh.... guys are big babies some times... I tried doing tomato and mozzarella salad but he just ate the cheese.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:43 PM   #9
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charlie, there are dozens and dozens of types of greens that are called lettuces. everything from sweet to savory to bitter. you couldn't have tried them all to say they're all yuk.

meghan, another thing to try is to cook veggies with a load of garlic toasted in olive oil, topped with grated cheese. again, if he's a chili head, add a pinch or three of hot pepper flakes.
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Bucky, if it is green it is Yuk, so much so that not only I do not like vegies, I do not like clothe if they are green, I would not go out with my wife if she wears a green dress and so on and so forth.

In all the truth you are correct I have not tried all of them. I am talking about common types of lettuce sold in the stores. Have to admit though I do eat baby greens salad mixture. Not that I really like it but with plenty of bread crumbs and good vinaigrette it is edible.
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