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TIAMET2
Posts: 211
12/4/11 2:10 P

My family doesn't eat the variety of vegetables that I like so I often make myself a salad (or a larger salad than they eat); some roasted veggies or mix veggies with the main dish (like putting string beans into my spaghetti to create more bulk.

You could also try making a vegetable puree and adding it to sauces. If it's not too spicy (or conversely really spice) your husband may not notice.



HOLISTICDETOXER
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12/3/11 11:20 A

Look for ways to make vegetables the main part of your meal. Today I'll be making layered vegetarian enchiladas- I've already roasted up the bell peppers, zucchini, sweet potato, red onion, jalapeno and cauliflower that I'll be layering in a baking dish with spinach, salsa and homemade corn tortillas.

I'm also going to be making a spinach roll, which is a creative take on that spinach salad you love! I found the recipe idea on a Russian website: evatoneva.com/index.php?option=com_content
&view=article&id=331:spinachroll&catid
=2:osnovniiastia&Itemid=4
and I've got some ideas for lightening the recipe (fewer eggs, more egg whites, light cheese, etc.). I'll be serving that alongside a salad of grated carrots, dried cranberries, pomegranate seeds and walnuts, with a honey-lemon dressing. And that's a whole meatless meal!



EMMANYC
Posts: 1,702
12/2/11 9:37 P

I like roasted vegetables, too, but I do them Provencal-style, with garlic, herbes de provence, a bit of olive and a couple of splashes of balsamic vinegar. Toss the chopped veggies with this mixture and then roast in the oven for about an hour. Keep the dish covered with tinfoil for most of the cooking time, except about 10 minutes (otherwise the balsamic vinegar will caramelize and then burn). I use a mixture of peppers, potatoes, red onions, carrots, large mushrooms, sometimes tomatoes and fennel. Also good with squash and eggplant. And your husband might even like them, or might be willing to pick out some that he likes while you eat everything.




DONNARAEJ
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12/1/11 4:32 P

My favorite way to prepare vegetables is by roasting them. Just put them on a baking sheet and toss with your hands, with a little olive oil and salt. Try to cut them into chunks that are about the same size so they will be done at the same time. Stick the baking pan in the oven at 425F for about 20 - 25 minutes.

Here are my favorites:
Brussels sprouts
Sweet potato, butternut squash, carrots, parsnips mixed together
Asparagus
Green beans & onions

I pretty much hate vegetables but roasting them makes them actually taste good! They are so much more flavorful than steamed.




EXOTEC
Posts: 3,140
12/1/11 3:59 P

I love to make souffles out of almost any kind of veggie. I blame that on a cafeteria we visit occasionally that makes a delicious carrot souffle. I Googled™ a recipe for one (got several!), and now make it with squash too. I find it's a pretty good way to use up leftover veggies that I've gotten bored with just rewarmed. The nice thing is that you can season it so that perhaps you could get your hubby to try it.

I'm not very adventurous about veggies either ... I find that in many cases it's the texture that I'm objecting to. If you make a souffle out of it, it's only the flavor, since the veggies are pureed. It sounds fancy, but isn't nearly as difficult as it sounds.

Might be worth a try, at least.
~v~



HEALTHYJ29
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11/28/11 4:32 A

Steamed broccoli with a little parmesan cheese sprinkled
Stir fry mixed veggies of your choice in olive oil
Butternut squashed cubed or sliced like fries and baked or microwaved
Do you eat eggs cause adding spinach or other veggies
Different types of dressing can help with getting bored. You can also dip in hummus,cottage cheese, a greek yogurt dip




XANADUREALM
Posts: 7,243
11/27/11 7:31 A

Buy the new "steamed in the bag" frozen veggies. They are steamed in the microwave and are delicious. I buy the broccali, cauliflower and the ones that are mixed together for stir fryl

Also Bird's Eye has some that come in a sauce.

Check out the frozen veggies.



MESTENODREAMER
Posts: 24
11/26/11 9:08 A

Basically my husband hates vegetables except for potatos, green beans and corn on the cob (not off). Because of this and other picky-food issues he does most of the cooking and we grill most of our meats and such. But I'm having trouble getting in my vegetables for lack of cooking them myself and being creative when I get bored. A small amount of ranch dressing has opened me up to carrots and peppers raw and dipping them. I love spinach salads but they too get boring after a while. Any ideas for easy veggie fixings? I discovered the green giant healthy veggies like the "Healthy Vision", etc. but again I get bored with it. Any suggestions are welcome. Even if you can direct me to another posted message on here. Thanks!



 
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