How is a Person Supposed to Get the Right Amount of Veggies When They Can't Stand Veggies?

@celticeagle (161640)
Boise, Idaho
May 22, 2024 6:01pm CST
I don't like many vegetables. But we are supposed to have 5 portions each day. I love potatoes and will eat Brussels sprouts, broccoli and spinach. Sweet potatoes and squash are disgusting. I can't eat sweet corn anymore and who wants canned corn? Broccoli is boring( so are green beans) and Brussels sprouts usually eat like a ball of rubber so I don't eat many of them. I don't care for tomatoes or ketchup. Can get a decent avocado. Artichokes my kids won't eat and my daughter doesn't know how to fix them anyway. So what's left? Spinach! I love spinach, beet greens, and Lamb's Quarter but now I am hearing that spinach has too many oxalates in it. Never heard of those before. So, now what do I eat to get my veggies? Celery and cucumbers too I guess. Oh, and I do drink V-8 from time to time. What's a person to do?
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@HaruLoid (1509)
• Philippines
23 May
I love eating vegetables. My mom even calls me a goat because of it.
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
24 May
That's good that you enjoy them. I know I should try more but I just can't get interested in them.
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@HaruLoid (1509)
• Philippines
24 May
@celticeagle Have you tried eating in one of those Korean grill restaurants, in which we call here a "Samgyupsal"? My partner ended up eating vegetables when we went to eat dinner in one of those places. She now enjoys wrapping some of her meat with lettuce and kimchi.
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
25 May
@HaruLoid .......Never had any Korean food. I've heard of kimchi before. Hope to try it some day.
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@kaylachan (61095)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 May
Stop stressing over it? What we're supposed to "have" changes all the time. What you get from vegies, you can get other places. A little research goes a long way.
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
24 May
I will try to do that. Yes, I have found other ways to get the nutrients.
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
25 May
@kaylachan ......That's it then.
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@kaylachan (61095)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 May
@celticeagle And, that's all you need.
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@BarBaraPrz (46034)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
23 May
I was gonna suggest V8.
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
24 May
I'm glad there is one thing I like.
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@sallypup (58780)
• Centralia, Washington
23 May
Uh oh. I'm surprised your system isn't 'stopped up.' Can you put some salsa on your vegies to make them tastier I only really like garden fresh tomatoes. Cauliflower is left. Green beans. Cucumbers. I put salsa on my yam. I'm eating cooked snap peas right now.
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
24 May
I just eat what I can handle and take multiple vitamins daily. I can't stand yams, sweet potatoes or squash. The consistency makes me gag. You are doing well.
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
25 May
@sallypup .......That's a shame. I like those type tomatoes.
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@sallypup (58780)
• Centralia, Washington
24 May
@celticeagle My niece can't stand garden fresh cherry tomatoes. The texture makes her gag,
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@NJChicaa (116864)
• United States
22 May
I'm the wrong person to provide an answer. I can't stand when grown adults refuse to eat vegetables aside from when they have allergies.
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
24 May
I know I should I just can't handle many of them. Especially the consistency of yams, squash, and sweet potatoes. They make me gag.
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@MarieCoyle (31226)
23 May
Vegetables can be delicious. I’ve always loved most vegetables and they are part of our daily diet here. My children and grandchildren love them as well. Get online and do some research on different ways to fix them. We eat way less meat and more vegetables than we ever used to, and we’ve always eaten vegetables. Do some experimenting!
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
24 May
It is good that you like many of them. I have done my research. We just don't fix them much. If I had a garden I think I could handle them much better.
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
25 May
@MarieCoyle .......I think that's one reason I don't eat them now. My grandmother used to make me eat squash and it made me gag.
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@MarieCoyle (31226)
24 May
@celticeagle I have been on various sites and such off and on for years. Until I came to mylot, I never realized how many people don't like vegetables. They have always just been a staple for us, both of my grandmothers expressed to my sister and I that we had to eat them, and we learned to love them because it made them happy, I think. But their plan worked.
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@GardenGerty (158499)
• United States
23 May
I have an online friend who dehydrates veggies, grinds them into powders and adds them to food for her family and pets. They never know that the veggies are there.Any fruit you eat counts too.
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
24 May
That is a great way to get them in kids diets and animals. I like fruits and eat quite a bit.
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@May2k8 (18215)
• Indonesia
27 May
I rarely eat broccoli because it is very expensive and it cannot keep for long I always have vegetables and fritter every day, maybe there are some types of vegetables that I don't like.
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
28 May
There are a few.
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@psanasangma (6639)
• India
23 May
I love vegetables that are available according to the season out here
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
24 May
If I had a garden I would enjoy them I think.
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@LeaPea2417 (36849)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 May
Take vitamins that have vegetable nutrients with in.
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
24 May
I do that. I take a multiple vitamin daily.
@jstory07 (134987)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 May
There are vitamins now that give you what you need every day.
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@RasmaSandra (75431)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 May
I love most veggies but never have enough around, Usually, I keep some cans of diced tomatoes, spinach, and sauerkraut on hand, I love beets but have not had any in a while, I cannot find decent avocado usually if I buy them they deliver them hard as rocks, I have some cucumbers at home, You reminded me that I should order V8 next month I used to drink that a lot it is good,
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
24 May
I enjoyed many when we had a garden. Buying them in the store they aren't nearly as good and so I'm not apt to pay money for them. Avocadoes seem to be a lost cause anymore. Especially when we have someone else picking them for us. V-8 is nice cold to go with my lunch.
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@just4him (312207)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 May
I only like a few veggies too. I don't eat veggies every day, so I know I'm not getting five portions a day.
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
24 May
I think it would be difficult even for someone who likes a lot of vegetables to get five servings each day. My multiple vitamins will have to do.
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@just4him (312207)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 May
@celticeagle I agree.
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@LindaOHio (162730)
• United States
23 May
V-8 is a good partial solution. I love veggies except for beets. I will eat asparagus; but I don't care for it much. We usually get 2 servings of veggies with our Meals on Wheels lunches and one serving of fruit. Have a good day.
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
24 May
I think we all have ones we like and don't like.
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@grenery8 (4623)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
24 May
i am eating spinach stew for 2 weeks cause i have it in fridge
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
25 May
I like spinach. Enjoy that stew.
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@grenery8 (4623)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
25 May
@celticeagle i like it too. Thank you.
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@jstory07 (134987)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 May
All you can do is eat the ones that you like.
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
24 May
That's it to be sure.
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@paigea (36118)
• Canada
23 May
5 servings of the ones you like? Only people with certain conditions need to worry about oxylates.
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
24 May
No, just five servings of veg. Oh, that's good.
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@dya80dya (34969)
24 May
And some people can't eat vegetables. I have a digestive problem and I can't eat vegetables. I can only eat very few of them and they have to be boiled. But many vegetables aren't tasty.
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@celticeagle (161640)
• Boise, Idaho
25 May
I'm sorry to hear you a digestive problem. Many veggies aren't tasty at all.