Cooking and men

@marie2052 (3697)
United States
February 19, 2012 1:39pm CST
How many times do you cook and notice the guys want to eat more meat than anything else? I have all my life tried to always cook a balanced meal because of children. Now that its just my adult son and husband and I, I notice neither of them will eat vegetables but go for the meat. I always have leftover veggies and have to almost make a meat dish daily. If I make more meat to have extra they eat more meat. I am not winning in this cat and mouse game over meat and vegetables.
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@sweetajlo (175)
• Philippines
19 Feb 12
not easy to be mom...i do cook if i have time,since mostly i used cook veggies...but my parents bro and sis still love to eat fish and we seldom eat meat at home just to avoid my fathers health... and we all know he wants to eat meat since he grew up to be a meat eater then... whether they want to eat or not i still cook veggies...hehe they wont complain since they are not the one who cook hehe :)
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
19 Feb 12
I made a lasagna one day added zuccini in it and lots of different cheeses. Also used a 1lb of hamburger. Hubby tells me he does not like lasgana because there is not enough meat in it UGH!!!
• Philippines
20 Feb 12
i love zuccini and i miss it :) wish i could eat that again heehe
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@deodavid (4150)
• Philippines
20 Feb 12
Yesss it is very hard too feed children veggies and i think that the only way to feed them is hide it with meat because meat is very tasty, and even me being old i still prefer meat but good balance of protein and veggies is still vital.
@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
1 Mar 12
I get to a point where I crave salads with all kinds of vegetables in them. My husband on the other hand craves meat minus the veggies!
• Mexico
20 Feb 12
Hi marie]: That's not necessary truth. I am a guy and I feel happy that my mother has actually taught me to eat my vegetables. They are not my favourite plate, I must admit but I can deal with them and I have discipline so I eat healthy when I am on a diet. ALVARO
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
1 Mar 12
Alvaro I always knew in my heart you are a special man! You just proved it by doing what your mother taught you! Bless you.
• United States
19 Feb 12
I do notice this at times. The boyfriend when i cook likes to eat more steak then the vegetables as well. Now its hard to get hime to eat all meat sometimes he would rther eat mashed potatoes or rice or something else then eating the meat. He doesnt really like pork chops or chicken so i kind of have it balanced out at times i think.
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
19 Feb 12
He does not like pork chops? or chicken? wow that takes a big bite out of your stretching the meat dollars. Mine don't care what meat it is or fish as long as it does not have the word vegetable with it LOL My ex was pretty hard on meat too he would rather have steak than anything. I cook so many different ways with chicken and pork chops or pork steaks sometimes it doesn't taste like plain pork or chicken.
• Canada
19 Feb 12
Even at our house it is the same situation, the men don't like the veggies and prefer to eat the meat. We also tend to have leftover veggies whereas the meat is almost always finished. I have no idea what to do differently to make them eat the veggies too...
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
19 Feb 12
I hear you. when my kids were little they all ate vegetables. Now that they are grown and get to eat what they want, seems meat is the first order of the day. LOL I see you are new Welcome to mylot!
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
19 Feb 12
I think if they were taught to eat veggies from young, they wouldn't have a problem. It is a turn off for me when I meet men who cannot eat vegetables. But here's a tip: maybe you can chop the veggies up into little pieces and hide them in the meat, although, I don't think you should have to go out of your way to do that. But good luck!
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
19 Feb 12
I make roasts and was always taught to put potatoes and carrots and greenbeans while cooking it. While there will never be any leftover meat, there is always plenty of veggies left. He is not a rice eater either and I love rice whether steamed, or rice pilaf or other rice dishes. He is just stubborn. But since he is like he is I will not let him grumble about the grocery bill! 2/3 of my weekly bill is meat, and seems like the other third is all his unhealthy snacks since he has diabetes. he will not eat carrot sticks, or any fruit. its horrible. thanks for the suggestions and help.
@no_ming (137)
• Philippines
20 Feb 12
My father love vegetables than pork, beef, or chicken. He always says that vegetables is good for the Health, even in his teenage life it's his favorite ever! that's why until now he don't have any disease like Arthritis. He's now 58 years old but he looks younger than his age. But my brother hates veges! it's better for him to eat noodles or egg everyday than to eat vegetable. My mom needs to do something so he can eat veges like If she crushed the squash mix with egg and flour or make a Lumpia so he will eat it.
@KrauseHome (35326)
• United States
7 Mar 12
Well, it is interesting a lot of times how often when you try to suggest something different that just meat, they usually prefer just the meat, and will seldom want something else to go with it. I have often wondered how sometimes my husband never wants to eat vegetables unless it is potatoes. Sometimes I can get him to eat corn, or occasionally cooked carrots, but that is it. It in interesting to see just what many times a man considers Healthy.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
4 Mar 12
LOL yes it's true my husband does the same he is the one that cooks in the house , it's a good mix of meat and veggies but he often eats more meat and I more veggies
• United States
2 Mar 12
My boyfriend and I are basically vegetarians, so I never cook meat. He would rather have a beautiful homemade pizza, pasta, tempeh stew, vegetarian chili or one of my many other vegetarian dishes than any bit of meat. He loves vegetables and wants nice, big salads to start off dinner most of the time. Your husband and son will likely eat whatever you cook. Why not start making some meatless meals? Vegetable lasagna, eggplant parmesan, quiche, vegetarian chili (using tempeh or veggie ground round in lieu of the meat), homemade veggie or cheese pizza (you can sneak extra veggies into the sauce), pasta and veggie "meatballs," quinoa stuffed peppers and tempeh stew (made like beef stew but substituting tempeh for the meat) are a few ideas.
@fantabulus (4005)
• India
25 Feb 12
Hahah..in our community men cant make food. 95% men not know about cooking. Only women are cook.
@MsTickle (24980)
• Australia
22 Feb 12
I have a friend who is the same. If they are allowed to get away with it they will. My friend will eat some veggies if I give him plenty of gravy. He will also eat them if he cannot see them like zucchini and carrot in bolognese. Make stews rich with gravy even if you have to puree the veggies, doing so will make the stew richer and tastier too. Make lots and then put the leftover "meat stew" in a pie. They will be eating lots of veggies without even being aware of it. Heheheh.
@gustin09 (35)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 12
Tough mom! I think u have to consider learning some vegetarian dishes.. you can browse in the internet to find some interesting vegetarian dishes.. u know, some vegetables have unique texture that are similar to meat's textures.. There are many online vegetarian recipes that can transform vegetable into meat-like dishes. so, I think this might be a great way out to make the children and your husband to consume vegetables! Good luck!
@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
21 Feb 12
I find if I want to cook up extra meat that if I take it as soon as it is done and put it in a ziplock bag and throw it in the freezer that it lasts longer. Also if you only make so much meat they just might be hungry enough to eat the potatoes and vegetables. I won't cater to the men. They eat what I make or they can go without.
@ecaron (678)
• Canada
20 Feb 12
Men are meat eater, that's for sure. My husband likes his meat too. Sometimes, I can get away with more vegetables but I can't get him to eat fruit. Although, he did eat some strawberries and chocolate icecream the other day, which surprised me. I just keep serving vegetables at every meal and try to sneak in some fruit once in a while. Eating healthy is a good way to stay healthy these days, of course exercise too although I only walk a bit, that's all. Too busy on the net and My Lot, I guess.
@cyclopz (197)
• Philippines
20 Feb 12
Well its quite enjoying to eat but cooking good food takes a lot of hard work to do. Before when i was still living with my family, my mother usually is the one who does the cooking and she never lets our helper do the cooking. She is quite particular when it comes to how clean the food should be served. She really enjoys cooking and at the same times she really likes to hear our opinions when we eat her cooking especially when it is really delicious. I would also like to learn how to cook but i still dont have time to do so because of my hectic schedule with my busy day from work.
@webearn99 (1744)
• India
20 Feb 12
I once read a story about a child refusing to eat vegetables, so his parents gave him a fair deal, he would be given his fair share of meat and would have to make do with it. The child soon found out that it was not enough to fill his stomach and begged for more food. The parents then fed him more meat on condition that he eats his share of vegetables. So cook less meat and they will get less share of meat to eat. Hopefully, this will drive them to compensate the lack of quantity of meat, with vegetables. You will need to be more assertive and tell them that a balanced diet is very important and that they should and will eat all the vegetables served to them. And then there is this great art of deception, which every home provider is a master at. Mince vegetables where ever possible and mix with meat or at least make a vegetable gravy/soup that goes with the dish. That should do the trick, only it will mean more work for you.
• Philippines
20 Feb 12
My dad is a meat lover my brother as well, me and my mom are omnivores but we prefer vegetable over the meat anytime of the day. Mmmm pinakbet,ginataan,chapsoy,ginisang gulay need i say more... I just love vegetable
@salonga (27963)
• Philippines
20 Feb 12
Meat Lovers - Eating more and more meat
Well indeed people today are more of meat-eaters. To them veggies are boring. I can't relate to them because I am a veggie lover and if I'd eat meat I eat only white meat and no more no less. I can't tolerate pork and I seldom eat beef. But indeed in whatever gathering you will see veggies being left-out in most cases. However this is not the case in my dining table. Veggies are always consumed to the last bite because I have actually trained my whole family to love veggies and fruits more.
@MATT69AC (335)
• United States
20 Feb 12
I like meat because it is really yummy and after a long day of hard work it is really great. But I think having a balanced meal is pretty important, then again I'm pretty good at balancing the meals because I cook them.