Need new recipes for a husband that won’t eat veggies?

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
Bee
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

you should definitely check out jessica seinfeld’s cookbook chock full of hiding veggies in recipes – she focuses on getting her kids to eat them, but i just think they are a delicious way to get more veggies!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I do this chicken casserole thing – basically I take boiled (for like an hour with chicken bouillon cubes) chicken and shred it, put it in a clear baking dish (like a clear brownie dish type thing), use the Lipton creamy chicken packets (cook that based on directions on the bag) and put the rice and chicken together.  Then I mix the rice and chicken together, add in Campbell’s cream of chicken and cream of mushroom (I use Campbell’s because the mushrooms are really fine and just give flavor without the mushroom pieces), and shredded mild cheddar cheese.  It’s yummy J

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Here’s one idea: http://www.amazon.com/Deceptively-Delicious-Simple-Secrets-Eating/dp/0061251348

If he eats pasta, pizza, lasagna, or eggplant parm you can grind up extra vegetables in the sauce (I think Jamie Oliver has one–try looking his name up with something like “7-vegetable sauce”–he’s famous for it).

I find that a lot of veggie-phobic people are that way becuase they really have never been exposed to vegetables in any other guise than plain and steamed (and often overcooked) and/or raw. So mixing them in with other things might be a good way to try it–casseroles, stews, soups (you can make a mean puree-of-anything very easily), dips, and spreads, might be your best bet.

As for you, you might just have to do your individual salads for a while! (I’m an omni and Fiance is a veggie which means I’m often the lonely porkchop)

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@hermitcrab: Get outta my head πŸ™‚ !

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My husband is the same way!  He hates anything green and most of his veggies! I have to say though.. he is trying hard to start eating them!

I created a group on Facebook to get ideas from others cause I was having the same problem.  Not sure if you have Facebook, but if so, you should take a look at the group and possibly get ideas…. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/home.php?sk=group_160002957354923&ap=1

If not, allrecipes.com has some great recipes.  There are some simple ones to extravagant.  And, you can save them so that they stay in your recipe box.  Hopefully that will give you some good starting ideas.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Luckily, my husband loves veggies, but it never hurts any of us to have more so I was also going to recommend Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I just make my husband pick out stuff he doesn’t like! I cook what I cook, and he has to eat it! He is way too old for me to be cooking for him like a little kid (and even our kids won’t be allowed to pitch fits over spinach, broccoli, etc)

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hahah, my husband is the same way, and when we bought our house, one of our friends actually got us the Jessica Seinfeld cookbook as a housewarming gift!!!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Also, if you arn’t looking for recipes that don’t necissarly “mask” veggies, so that he eats them, but you want to have a dish where he gets what he wants & so do you, you could do what I do.

I’m actually the one who doesn’t eat veggies, I only eat corn and salad (never side veggies unless its a salad.) My husband loves onions, bell pepers, zucchini, know all the “good” stuff that normally gets tossed into great tasting dishes.

So, what I do is still cook with onions, peppers, etc. and just cut the veggies big so that I don’t eat them πŸ™‚ Also, when I portion out our plates I pick out all the big veggies and put them on his plate.

Yes, I eat like a 5 year old πŸ™

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

All the guys I know eat veggies.. its usually the ladies who are a bit picky. But anyway you can just blend any veggies you want to add to the meal and then he wont be able to see them or realize he is eating them. Having said that, if you plan to have kids your husband will eventually have to toughen up and eat visible vegetables to set a good example to them. Veggies are yummy anyway so I dont see the big deal.

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