How do you get your husband to eat vegetables?

@toplen (335)
Philippines
March 22, 2007 7:12pm CST
My husband...(fyi, we don't have kids yet), doesn't like to eat vegetables. I've tried to prepare them in a lot of different ways already. However, he still refuses to eat them. The only vegetable I've coaxed him into eating is cucumber, he ate three slices of it...hallelujah! But that's it...I thought he would like it but no, he immediately turned his eyes on the chicken. If I don't give him an alternative, he would not eat...that's fo shizzle. I've fixed him a veggie salad one time but he hated it, swore never to eat salad again. Help...i need to know how I can nudge him into eating veggies. I'm worried that he's not getting enough vitamins...
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8 responses
• United States
23 Mar 07
Lol, how old is he? Guess his parents never made him clean his plate. I don't know how to convince him to eat vegetables, but definitely you should get him on a good multi-vitamin because he probably has some vitamin/nutrient deficiencies from not eating veggies.
@toplen (335)
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
can u believe he's already 29 turning 30. I guess you're right, his parents didn't teach him how to, now I'm the one worrying about it. Love him so much :) appreciate your advice :)
@Stringbean (1273)
• United States
23 Mar 07
I have a couple of things that worked with my husband, who also hates most vegetables. I cooked cauliflower and then mashed it in with regular mashed potatoes. He never even noticed the difference one he put some low fat gravey on it. The other thing that works is to grate vegetables like carrots and onions up and mix them with ground beef and make hamburgers. With other stuff on the hamburgers, he probably won't even notice. I read about capsules you can get at health food stores that are supposed to contain vegetable powder, but I haven't tried that yet. You could probably sprinkle the contents of the capsules around on top of spagetti, or something like that.
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@toplen (335)
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
thanks! appreciate your response. I'll definitely try that :)
• United States
26 Jul 07
I think the best way to get anyone to eat vegetables is to bulk up their everyday meals with it. If you're making a casserole, thinly slice or shred up some veggies to put in. Start him on some veggies that most people like (carrots, celery, etc) then eventually you can work up to other more interesting things. Other easy dishes to bulk up with veggies: soups, stews, chili (he won't even be able to tell in the chili!), casseroles, pilafs, stirfry's. Maybe also try when you go out to eat noticing what veggies he likes to order at a restaraunt. Maybe there is a particular sidedish that he likes that you could prepare at home. If all else fails, most men( and children) like their veggies smothered in cheese!
@toplen (335)
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
great suggestions, you deserve a BR! Thanks :)
@wenkinnoc (483)
23 Mar 07
well, there is an alternative, fruit! Bananas, passion fruit, mangos, pineapples, etc can be very delicious either as a drink, eaten by themselves, or indeed in a fruit cocktail.
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@toplen (335)
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
great idea!
• United States
23 Mar 07
My BF is the same way. I can get him to eat salad, raw carrots, and raw broccoli (all with ranch dressing, of course) and that is about it. He doesn't like any cooked vegetables except for corn and potatos and won't touch anything with tomato products in it (not even spaghetti sauce) except for pizza (just the paste on it, no veggie toppings at all). I'll try to throw something in once in awhile, but it usually ends up on the edge of the plate. The most annoying part is that his dislikes are affecting what I eat. Because I don't want to have to cook two meals, I usually end up eating from the same limited veggie menu as him!
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@toplen (335)
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
I can feel ya...
@mani123 (354)
• India
26 Mar 07
yes your husbend loss lot of vitamins. you will cook a different type of food & it must contain some fruits and veggies is enough.it will provide a health for your husbend's life.
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• United States
17 Feb 12
my boyfriend is the same way i make casaroles and one dish meals that way he dosent know hes eating it and cant complain and i know hes getting the vitamens he needs . its a mind over matter and guys can be stuborn
@besthope44 (12141)
• India
6 Jun 10
We grow tomato, onion and drumstick as of now in our garden I love carrot and ladies finger very much I love eating veges it very good for health and i take them regularly