Welcome! I think I understand what you mean about the texture and/or mental aversion of certain foods. I had this with beans & tomatoes, so this is what I did to work my aversion out.
I planted my own garden. Yes, I paid the city to rent one of their garden plots & planted the seeds of veggies that I wanted to eat for my health. A bit of weeding (more exercise than it sounds), some water, and a few months time I had all sorts of things to eat. I'd like to say I ate them all, but I didn't. Some were good, some were gross, others rotted in the fridge & got tossed out. But I figured anything that I spent time & money on like that was worth trying. Maybe this isn't an option for you.
So here's a couple things you could try. Spaghetti squash. You love pasta? This squash is very similar to pasta. Go buy it from produce section, check with your friend Google on how to cook in microwave, add spaghetti sauce, etc. and there you go! Eating a veggie. I've also seen some recipe for frozen bananas made into ice cream. Haven't tried it, because, well, I don't really eat alot of ice cream.
I also try to fool myself and sneak veggies into meals. Mac n cheese with veggies, Pizza with veggies, tacos with veggies, omelettes with veggies, you get the idea.
Texture-wise there are still some beans I'm not a fan of. And tomatoes have to be diced fine & mixed with something in order for me to eat them. Any veggie chopped up small so it requires very little chewing might help you not gag.
Turns out that I actually like some veggies! Mostly I didn't really know how to cook them when I started this process. So I keep it simple. Good Luck!
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