I have been a yo yo dieter for quite some time, started MVF and to aid slimming I want to up my vegetable intake…but I really don’t like them I am a picky eater has anyone else managed to get over this? If so how?
Try stir fries. A bit of oil, some salt, garlic, ginger, soy and/or oyster sauce (a bit of sugar?). They only take a couple of mins to cook and taste much better than boiled or steamed veggies.
When I moved to China I found out I liked many more types of vegetables than before.
I think my mum was quite jealous that my wife (girlfriend/fiance when I first took her to England) could get me to eat veggies that she couldn’t get me too.
Agree with this - I’ve found that changing up the way I cook things makes vegetables much more enjoyable. I almost never boil things anymore and find everything much better oven cooked with some sort of spices (curry powder / paprika).
Makes flavours much more interesting and gives a much better texture to most veggies.
Thank you both very much!!
I’m trying the stir fry route for now and have increased my range a bit still struggle with some of them…will try different spices to dull the veg flavours and slowly bring them back in as I get used to them. Hopefully on the road to actually enjoying them!
Hi there, and welcome!
When you describe yourself as a picky eater, what do you mean? Clearly there are some foods that you enjoy as you wouldn’t be here with the rest of us.
- What does a typical day’s eating look like?
- Do you eat fruit?
- Are there any vegetables that you enjoy?
- Did you go off veg suddenly, or did you never eat them as a child?
It’s worth having a think about why you are averse to something. “I just don’t like the taste/texture” doesn’t cut it as there are so many different ways of cooking (inc eating raw).
The different spices etc are a good idea. Let us know how you get on with that.
I’m pretty much the same, my veg intake is massively upped by grating the veg and having it in a bolognese or chilli or something similar.
I think my issue is both a texture and taste one, if I’m served with say a roast dinner and cooked veg is there it’ll get left, but stick grated carrot, courgette and pretty much anything else in a chilli and I’ll eat the lot. If I have to eat veg any other way it makes me gag.
My limit of veg is peas and that is it.
But I have started on what I think of as salad stuff.
Mushrooms ( loads of different tastes in there ), peppers, tomatoes, leaves ( rocket, chard, spinach ) So don’t limit yourself to just what you think as traditional veg, as what I have contains a lot of good stuff, and I think, is much nicer.
I’ve started to get strangely obsessed with poached eggs on grilled large portabello mushrooms served with a huge pile of the above covered in Balsamic vinegar.