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Old 02-18-2008, 04:28 PM   #1
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Another bf question

my bf HATES veggies with a passion. when he gets a salad he gets no tomato or cukes. he wont eat carrots or celery when they come with wings. i just recently got him to like red onions on a sub at subway and once in a while he'll have those even though they not veggies. broccoli and cauliflower too. everything but corn and potatoes, they are the only things he will eat.

is there anyway i can get him to eat some veggies. he loves steak sauce and blue cheese as dressings. any ideas?

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Old 02-18-2008, 04:31 PM   #2
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my bf HATES veggies with a passion. when he gets a salad he gets no tomato or cukes. he wont eat carrots or celery when they come with wings. i just recently got him to like red onions on a sub at subway and once in a while he'll have those even though they not veggies. broccoli and cauliflower too. everything but corn and potatoes, they are the only things he will eat.

is there anyway i can get him to eat some veggies. he loves steak sauce and blue cheese as dressings. any ideas?
i don't think there is much u can do. my husband ate the same way but he did eat green beans as well. boring to cook for but not a deal breaker.

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Old 02-18-2008, 04:37 PM   #3
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Maybe he'd eat cukes in rice wine vinegar. My guys like this. Peel and slice thinly your cucumber and place in a shallow dish. Pour rice wine vinegar over them and top with toasted sesame seeds. The rice wine vinegar is sweet.
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Old 02-18-2008, 04:50 PM   #4
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There are a lot more veggies you can try. Check out this list: WHFoods: The World's Healthiest Foods There are recipes on the site for all of them, too.

Have you tried roasting some vegetables? They have an entirely different flavor cooked this way. How about stir-fries? The added flavors can make the flavors of the veggies less prominent.

How old is your BG? When DH was younger, he had a long list of veggies he would not eat, like carrots, mushrooms and asparagus. Then he discovered roasted asparagus and was a convert. These days, he's not so adamant that carrots not touch his other food I make spring rolls or stir-fries or pot roast with a variety of ingredients, and as long as the carrot pieces aren't too large, he'll eat them along with everything else.

We also eat a lot of peppers. I don't especially like them raw, so I put them in pasta dishes, stir-fries, etc. Which reminds me - you can add a cup or so of minced veggies (use a food processor to get tiny pieces) to spaghetti sauce or curry sauce or enchilada filling. Maybe he'll eat them that way. HTH.
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:35 PM   #5
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Leave him alone and stop bugging him about his likes and dislikes.
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:38 PM   #6
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i just recently got him to like red onions on a sub at subway and once in a while he'll have those even though they not veggies.
Since when are onions not veggies?

A trick mothers sometimes use it to puree veggies and mix them in with other things.
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Leave him alone and stop bugging him about his likes and dislikes.
You're right, Andy. He isn't a child. I'm a picky eater, too, and I hate it when people try to get me to eat stuff I don't like. But us women are bombarded with all sorts of guilt if our families don't eat a "healthy" diet. Sometimes it makes us worry way too much about what someone else puts in their mouth. Thanks for reminding us.
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You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. Sometimes the harder you push the more they 'dig' their heels in. Gentle reminders and asking him to keep an open mind are your best bet.
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:49 PM   #9
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As Andy said, just let him be..Fix his potatoes and his corn..But make sure to prepare yourself some wonderful veggies you like, roasted asparagus with some shaved parmesan cheese on top when they are done, some sauteed mushrooms with butter and garlic, a nice fat artichoke,dipping it into your fav thing..like melted butter or mayo..Don't say a word to him at all just eat and enjoy every bite. carry on as if your were eating potatoes or corn. no big deal...I do this with my grandkids when I want them to eat something and eventually they give in and ask for a bite..Then if they like it you have them..
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As Andy said, just let him be..Fix his potatoes and his corn..But make sure to prepare yourself some wonderful veggies you like, roasted asparagus with some shaved parmesan cheese on top when they are done, some sauteed mushrooms with butter and garlic, a nice fat artichoke,dipping it into your fav thing..like melted butter or mayo..Don't say a word to him at all just eat and enjoy every bite. carry on as if your were eating potatoes or corn. no big deal...I do this with my grandkids when I want them to eat something and eventually they give in and ask for a bite..Then if they like it you have them..
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Great point, DW did that and eventually my curiosity overcame me and I just had to try it.
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