Veggies, love them or hate them...

@whywiki (6070)
Canada
April 11, 2007 1:53pm CST
I sent my hubby off to work with leftovers one day. Spaghetti I believe, one guy asks what is in it and he explains onions, mushrooms ect. This guy asking is a father and does all the cooking. He states too much work I don't use vegetables. The other day a co worker was eating 3 chicken cordon bleu's and no veggies. When questioned he said he doesn't like vegetables. I am not a huge veggie lover but I use as many as I can in my cooking because growing up I was told you have to eat your veggies to be healthy. I think the more veggies the better and as much fruit as you can too. Is this a phenomenon's of people not eating veggies or are these isolated incidents?
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6 responses
• Kuwait
15 Apr 07
in making spaghetti i honestly love to add more vegetable,more than the ground meat and i found it very healthy, i love cooking pasta with all vegetables as the extender,its better to be healthy than sorry..
@jc_star10 (954)
• Indonesia
15 Apr 07
The more veggies the better our system works. Vegetables contains more fiber than meat. Meat also have fiber, but vegetables produce more natural fibers. We need fibers to make our system works. They help us digest food, absorbing minerals, and of course help us flushing the garbage out from our body. If you have less fibre in your body, the most obvious sample is you will have a hard time when you go to bathroom..LOL ( I am sorry, i don't know any decent words for this, but you know what i meant..). That's why our mother or even our grandmother always insists us to eat vegetables and fruits rather than meat.
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
It is true that vegetables are necessary in our daily diet if we want to be healthy. vegetables provide us with the necessary nutrients which the meats cannot offer. We all know that meats are mostly rich in protein and has of the less other (or none at all) vitamins and nutrients which we must ingest daily. If we eat a variety of fruits in plentiful amounts, it can cover for the needed amount of vegetables. However, it is common knowledge that meat eaters do not consider either taking plenty of fruits always. I do not see any valid reason for not incorporating vegetables in food we cook. It is very easy to cut some leaves of cabbage and toss them into the cooked meat. Potatoes are easy to deal with, too. Baby corn are even much easier. Perhaps that father doesn't have any idea how easy it is to have vegetable add-ons to the meat that he is cooking on a daily basis, that is, aside from the fact that this greatly enhances the flavor of the food.
• United States
11 Apr 07
I love veggies and fruits. Unfortunately my husband is allergic to a lot of raw veggies and most fruits, but I add whatever I can to our meals. Whenever I eat by myself I like to splurge on all raw veggies and melons. I know that most of my friends do not share my feelings about veggies, especially it seems my friends with kids. I work with kids and it amazes me that most kids cannot even name more than 4 or 5 veggies total. And I mean older kids too. I have a friend who only eats corn (that's the only veggie he'll eat). Once when I was feeding his son a mushroom (which he was enjoying) he walked in and said, "Eeeewwww, what are you feeding him? A mushroom? Gross." Up until that point the child loved them, now...he's just like his dad. Why would you do that to your children? I say eat your fruits and veggies and let your kids enjoy the foods they like, unless they are bad for them...everything in moderation. :)
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@loved1 (5336)
• United States
11 Apr 07
I think it may be a man thing. lol (Just kidding! Don't attack me!) My husband would live on cheeseburgers and cans of tuna if I did not make him eat veggies and fruit. Most of his coworkers are the same way. They will even pick the lettuce off of a McDonalds hamburger, like eating a vegetable will kill them. I sneak vegetables into whatever I am cooking because they are good for you, low in calories, high in nutrients and because I am the mom (and therefore I must force others to eat vegetables). HA HA
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
11 Apr 07
I know people who hate veggies or most cooked veggies. It's so hard for me to comprehend because I love them and they make up most of my diet.
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
According to a doctor I have met, pregnant women must eat healthy foods only during pregnancy because, this will influence the upcoming child's food preferences. Besides, young ones who are sickly are so because, their mothers did not observe having a well balanced diet during pregnancy. Maybe, we can trace their being like that to how their mothers ate while they were carried in their mother's womb yet.
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