How do I get hubby to eat veggies???

He just won't do it. I can SOMETIMES get him to eat green beans or a veggie stir fry but thats about it. He won't eat anything else. He always eats whatever I cook, sans veggies! Help! I feel its part of my "job" as his wife to make sure he eats healthy. lol Anyone have any good veggie recipes that are a big hit with your DH/FI?

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 4:40 am
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What about making a nice soup with pureed veggies like cream of broccoli?


There is that V8 juice that tastes like fruit but is actually a full serving of vegetables.


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Posted on April 13, 2010 at 4:53 am
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u can puree tons of spinach and cook it into your rice or chili or soups. thats a good way and he wont taste it.

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 5:10 am
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When DH and I first started dating he was the same way. I would make the south beach mashed cauliflower and he LOVED that! Do you have that recipe? I can send it.


Also, one of DH's fave soup is my fake cream o' broc. 


Boil 3 cans of broth (chicken or veg), 2 big bags of frozen broc cuts, 1 can of rotell tomatoes with green chilies for about 20 mins until the broc is tender. Salt and Pepper to taste. Then add (this sounds gross but it's good) 10oz of 2% Velveeta cubed. Stir till it melts. I have a hand blender that I use directly in the pot till everything is smooth.


Makes about 10 1 cup servings and it freezes nicely too!


 

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 5:12 am
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puree them in sauces or chopped extra fine in meatloaf, meatballs etc...

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 6:18 am
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Kudos to you for trying...I'm done.  I make what I want to make and he can either eat it or find his own dinner lol.  So if I want us to eat more veggies I just make meals that are 2/3 veggie.

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 6:28 am
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oh yah and another thing i do is chop up zuchini very tiny and cook it when browning ground turkey. u can use that for spagetti sauces, or tacos, meatballs. you name it!


rach that sounds yummy. might try that!

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 7:04 am
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I have a turkey meatloaf recipe at home that is super good and flavorful...and has tons of veggies - carrots, red peppers, onions, along with fresh parsley and garlic.  Lots of chopping but super good for you and flavorful.  I can give it to you if you want when I'm home!

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 7:13 am
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All of these sound great! :)


DH doesn't care for soup either. lol He's so freaking picky!!! I think he  might eat some sort of beef stew though so I might try to make some with a ton of veggies in it.

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 9:33 am
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How about a shepherds pie?  I make mine with ground beef (or other ground like venison or turkey), mixed veggies, and gravy mixed together topped with mashed potatoes and cheese.  Or a chicken pot pie?  Or broccoli/rice/chicken casserole?

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 10:24 am
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He makes Shepherds pie and cottage pie for us alot (he's British and thats a traditional, comfort food for him). He doesn't usually put veggies in it - go figure - but maybe I'll find a recipe and give it a try. Never hurts!

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 10:37 am
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Dont hid the veggies and also find the best quality there is and it takes time to learn to eat something you been taught is yucky.


Also present the veggies in such away they show their best side.


Green beans  when over cooked is  horrid  but  when cooked to prefection served with toasted pinenuts and olive oil, the are stunning.

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 11:53 pm
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Maybe you should add bacon to them...what guy doesn't love bacon?  lol

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 5:28 am
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Perhaps you should roast him some cauliflower! ;)

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 9:39 am
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i don't think there's anything wrong with hiding the veggies sometimes! i do the same thing that others have mentioned - chop up carrots, onions, peppers, zucchini and add them to meatloaf, sauces, chili, etc.


or put them on a pizza! we've made pizza with shaved brussel sprouts and DH loved it!

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 11:31 am
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It is nothing wrong adding veggies to the dinner, how ever hiding then is  cause then you are trying to hide the flavor too.


I had a freind who refused to eat carrots cause they taste horrible, well once said person lost a dare and had to eat a raw carrot, so I got the best I could find, straight from my mums garden, cleaned and served it said person.


He ate the whole thing and said it didnt taste like carrot at all, well his mum used to hide his veggies under ketchtup or butter or  cheese or white sauce.  


So what he thought was  carrot taste was actaully the combine taste of ketchup and carrots, which in my mind sounds horrid.


I do add alot of veggies in my pasta sauce for example, there is celery, onions, carrots, garlic   to start with cause the recipe asks for the, then I add meat and tomatoes and stock, yet again cause the recipe ask for it.


one of my veggie hating friends  love my Rotbiffar  ( roots patties), it is like a  burger with  parsnip, celeric root, carrot and onion in the meat, no hiding, this is what the recipe ask me to do and since the flavors are so well balance it taste great and also  the parnsip and celeriac root is more used as spices then  veggies.


If you really need to push  veggies into some one, there is parsnip brownies,  carrot cake, parsnip cake  and  beetroot brownies too.


 


 


 

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 11:47 am
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My DH is the same way with veggies (he has gotten somewhat better, to be fair). I've been mincing up veggies for years so we'd both get what we needed. But I recently bought a juicer, and I juice veggies and fruits together so he gets both. The juicer I got is particularly helpful because it will juice leafy greens. So now I can add spinach and kale, which are super nutritious, and things that he would NEVER eat. The juice just has to taste more like fruit for him to drink it! ;)

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 2:52 pm
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I use V8 to cook whenever I can.  Of course I use it in soups I think it tastes great!  I also use it sort of like a salt substitute.  I put it on veggies also and in my pasta sauce.  Another trick I use with my FI is putting cheese on most of his veggies!  He loves em if theyre cheesy! 

Posted on April 15, 2010 at 9:39 am

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