Post # 1
My husband isn’t a huge fan of the vegetables. He likes them when they are there, but won’t seek them out. So how do I get us to get more vegetables without having to feel like his mom?!
Any advice from those who aren’t huge veggie fans either?
Post # 3
this makes me think of those V8 commericals… the one where the guy gives the dog his brussel sprouts. lol why dont you try making more casseroles? or soups?
Post # 4
Will he eat tomato sauce with pasta or homemade pizza? You can chop up a ton of veggies into tomato sauce, (carrots, broccoli, spinach.) Also, you can stuff chicken breasts with spinach, tomatoes, cheese, etc. You can make chili or stews with lots of veggies mixed in with the meat. My husband doesn’t love to eat plain old steamed veggies on the side of his plate so I usually cook something with vegetables as a part of the main dish. Roasting vegetables with some e.v.o.o. and garlic or tossed in one of those lipton soup mixes is a good way to give veggies served alone a better texture and more flavor than steamed.
Post # 5
If you are making dinner, put him on his plate. He will have to eat them. Try a salad at every meal. Or maybe a few times a week at first, just to get it the rhythm.
Post # 6
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I don’t force him to eat the veggies. I just cook myself a portion. He’s pretty active so I’m not worrying about his health. I think when he starts to gain weight he’ll be more open to it. In the meantime I try to cook the veggies he does like.
Post # 7
While it is kinda mom like, there are those cookbooks that are all about the hidden veggies in yummy foods like brownies. I’ve been debating getting one because I’m not a huge fan of veggies and am trying to work on the whole healthy eating thing.
Post # 8
A friend of mine whose husband hate veggies would cook and blend them and put them in food he wouldn’t guess (like onions)
A lot of guys like stew and you can put lots of veggies in there.
Try making fresh salsa and putting on nachos. My husband also adores stir fry and I slip lots of veggies in there.
The other great thing is casseroles (love putting lots of veggies in comfort food–and they always taste better with cheese!)