I Have a Confession

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Lunch was really, really good!
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Honestly, the star of this meal with a Bialy with melted Romano cheese.  It was SO amazing.

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And baked tofu (rubbed with maple syrup and pepper) and green beans:

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I have a confession….

 

I hate vegetables.  I always leave them for last.

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And then I shove them in my mouth as fast as possible.  I really, really do not *like* vegetables.  Yes, I’m a vegetarian who doesn’t like vegetables.  :)  However, I LOVE FRUIT.  I could eat fruit all day long.  But it’s hard to get excited about green beans.  That’s why I like to drink my veggies in Green Monster form so much!

 

I eat veggies because I know I should.  Plain and simple.  :) 

 

I feel better now that I’ve confessed my disdain for vegetables to the blog world.

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  • Carrie H September 16, 2009, 9:19 am

    It's so funny you hate veggies and leave them for last! I love (or at least like) most veggies, but when I do "hate" something healthy, I eat it first to save my favorite part of the meal for last! Ha ha, different styles, I guess.

  • Annamarina (Running Tails) September 16, 2009, 9:22 am

    Thank you for being honest about your dislike of vegetables! I'm the same way – in fact I don't think I ate a single vegetable until I was probably 20 years old. And I still don't like them, but make myself eat them because I know I need to. I'm glad I'm not the only one who saves them for last šŸ™‚ Also, after my long run on Saturday I really wanted a bagel with cream cheese, so I went to a bagel place and they had the Bialy bagels you have been eating! I decided to try one and it was really delicious. Very soft and fluffy – yum!

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries September 16, 2009, 9:25 am

    Have you ever tried Soy Vey marinade?It seriously takes any veggie to a new level of deliciousness

  • Heather September 16, 2009, 9:25 am

    I don't mind most vegetables but I HATE HATE HATE green beans. There is nothing wrong with hating vegetables – at least you eat them. I would eat them first – I'm surprised you leave them for last!

  • Tasha September 16, 2009, 9:26 am

    LOL – you are funny! šŸ™‚ You do a nice job disguising your dis-like, though!

  • Jessica September 16, 2009, 9:28 am

    Maybe it is because you eat your veggies plain? I LOVE my veggies but cannot imagine eating them plain! I always steam my veggies, saute garlic in a little bit of EVOO and then toss together. Then add a little salt and pepper. Make any veggie taste better and it helps you absorb more of the nutrients with the added healthy fats from the EVOO!

  • Allison (Balance in Bites) September 16, 2009, 9:28 am

    I wish I could find those Bialys somewhere. I can't seem to get my hands on them. Where do you buy them?

  • katerina September 16, 2009, 9:30 am

    I totally agree with Carrie H, I always leave my favorite thing for last!

    Are there any veggies you do like? I know my favorites are roasted asparagus, really crispy oven roasted brussel sprouts and kale chips. If you focus on what you like maybe you can find other combinations you like?

    Or just disguise everything in Green Monsters?

    One of my best friends is the same way, she eats them because she knows she should, but hates vegetables. Lucky for me I love them… but I get it!

  • Lori September 16, 2009, 9:31 am

    Haha – I eat my veggies first to get them done with šŸ˜€

  • Jennifer @ His N' Her Health September 16, 2009, 9:32 am

    I was an odd child and I would eat all my veggies but not the meat portion of my food when I was little! I love veggies, but green beans are boring plain. I always jazz it up with stuff! I do hate some veggies though!

  • angieinatlanta September 16, 2009, 9:33 am

    I kind of feel the same way but like a lot of other comment-ers, I eat them first to get them over with! And I have to douse my veggies in hot sauce or garlic or something to give 'em a bit of flavor or I can't choke 'em down.

    Thankfully, I love Amazing Grass so I supplement myself with a daily smoothie to help meet those nutrient needs.

  • Meg C. September 16, 2009, 9:37 am

    I don't like veggies either! And I love fruit. or anything with sugar. candy. I'm five years old.

  • *One Step at a Time* September 16, 2009, 9:38 am

    Hahah! That's okay. I like vegetables but I HATE fruit. I know, i'm the weirdest person ever!!!

  • April September 16, 2009, 9:38 am

    Bake your green beans @ 425 for 30 mins…you'll LOVE them!!! They are like fries šŸ™‚

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point September 16, 2009, 9:38 am

    alison- freezer section of the grocery store.

    maybe i do need to try jazzing up my veggies… hmm.

  • Food Makes Fun Fuel September 16, 2009, 9:39 am

    Do you hate sweet potatoes? They're the fruitiest of vegetables in my mind, lol, and go so well with maple and maple flavored things like tofu!

  • Anonymous September 16, 2009, 9:41 am

    Caitlin, it was so REFRESHING to read about your dislike of vegetables! I have been reading health food blogs for months now (and getting inspired to use more vegetables and try different healthy meals) and I always thought I was crazy because I wasn't that impressed by the taste of all those veggies, and all you bloggers seemed to love it! It's great to know I'm normal!

  • Steph September 16, 2009, 9:44 am

    I'm the opposite of you. I find that lately I haven't been liking my fruit very much. I just eat it because I know I should. I think the sugar upsets my stomach or something. However, I LOVE vegetables, especially green beans!

    Regardless, you sure do a good job at getting those vegetables in šŸ™‚

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point September 16, 2009, 9:44 am

    anon – you are normal. i only eat veggies because im an adult and thats what adults do. šŸ™‚

    in order of liking vegetables…

    i like:

    sweet potoatos
    carrots
    spinach
    (intense drop off in likey-ness)
    broc
    regular potatoes (in fry form?)
    green beans

  • jack+alli September 16, 2009, 9:45 am

    whew! for a sec. i thought you were perfect! šŸ™‚
    for me, it's all about how i make them. i love to bake and broil my green beans…it make them crispy on the outside. šŸ™‚ same goes for brussel sprouts, sweet potato fries, eggplant…pretty much any veggie i guess! im not a fan of steamed veggies. i guess i have a texture issue!
    have you heard of the book, 'Deceptively Delicious'?
    all the recipes have "hidden" pureed veggies in them. while i think that's a good idea to add healthy nutrients to perhaps a not so healthy recipe ,(like spinach in brownies)i dont think i like the idea of sneaking those much needed veggies into your kids food….they might grow up thinking they never have to each veggies!
    anyways, i'm glad to see you eat yours, not because you like them, but because you know they are good for you!

  • Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life September 16, 2009, 9:45 am

    You hate Veggies, I love veggies!! I can eat them by the spoonfull.. I eat them first hehe… That is really great you eat them beacause you should.. I alot of people just don't eat them.

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing September 16, 2009, 9:50 am

    I never knew you hated veg! Maybe it'll grow on you as time passes – that's what happened to me!

  • Katie September 16, 2009, 9:51 am

    I eat my veggies FIRST because then I can taste all of the good stuff last! šŸ™‚ Also, I've tried experimenting with new ways of cooking veggies. I love to saute green beans in a little olive oil with salt and pepper and a splash of vinegar. They're crunchy and tasty that way!

  • Lizzy September 16, 2009, 9:54 am

    thats actually funny that you hate veggies, because honestly i would never have guessed! can't like everything right? Fruit is pretty awesome i gotta agree!

  • andrea. September 16, 2009, 9:58 am

    That's so funny … I was just thinking yesterday how crazy it was that you could eat your veggies plain, and how much you must genuinely like the taste of veggies. Ha! I personally am not so crazy about veggies either which is why I usually eat them cooked up in pasta sauce, stir-fry, casseroles, etc. WAY more palatable. šŸ™‚

  • Allison (Balance in Bites) September 16, 2009, 9:58 am

    Oh, I meant WHICH grocery store – I've looked in the freezer section of mine, and they don't carry them =/ I usually go to Shaw's (where they don't have them), but I also sometimes stop at Whole Foods – maybe I should look for them there?

  • Rosey Rebecca September 16, 2009, 9:59 am

    I never would have guessed that you hate veggies! There's nothing wrong with it! Glad you still them! I've always loved veggies, even when I was little! I was the only kid who LOVED broccoli and spinach!

  • Graze With Me September 16, 2009, 10:00 am

    I'm the same way about veggies. Except I gobble them down first and then I can enjoy the rest of my meal. I still 'like' them but I'd rather get it out of the way so I can focus on the good stuff. šŸ™‚

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point September 16, 2009, 10:00 am

    allison – i found them at publix ?

  • Shelly September 16, 2009, 10:01 am

    I LOVE some veggies and will eat them plain (spinach, broccoli, okra, aspargus, artichoke, tomato, sweet peas, sugar snap peas) but need to dress up other veggies (kale, most types of greens, brussel sprouts) to enjoy them.
    I am always surprised by your meals b/c you eat so much "dry" food. I need sauce to be happy. Usually by sauce I mean, I cook things in wine or with diced tomatoes (or sometimes w/bbq sauce) but my palate is such that I dislike food that is cold or dry. (So I may like veggies but I often dislike salads b/c they are not warm.) I just think it's interesting to see an eating style that differs from mine in this way.
    I usually feel like I eat too much fruit compared to the amount of veggies I eat, but I try not to beat myself up over it b/c I'm healthy, active, and am scarfing down fruit rather than cookies. šŸ™‚

  • Susan September 16, 2009, 10:05 am

    Haha, I gotta say, after reading your blog for a while now, your confession isn't that surprising! No shame in hating veggies, so long as you're still getting them in a way you enjoy (ie green monster). I'm a fruit person too, but I luuurrve all veggies. Some days, I get crazy cravings for nothing but a giant crunchy salad šŸ™‚

  • inmytummy September 16, 2009, 10:10 am

    Your confession made me laugh. I agree with the others about jazzing them up. Roasting veggies makes them taste really good. I also have a habit of putting salsa on all my veggies which is good too and, I guess, a vegetable in itself. Or is tomato a fruit?

  • Carolyn September 16, 2009, 10:10 am

    I learned that a person's like or dislike of veggies is based on the concentration of taste buds on the tongue. A person with more concentrated numbers of bitter taste receptors generally doesn't enjoy veggies as much, and studies have shown that those people tend to eat less veggies on the whole (especially raw veggies). High-sugar veggies (sweet potatoes, carrots, corn, etc) are less intense for the bitter taste buds. Cooking veggies also reduces the bitter qualities. Other than that, jazz up the veggies with "neutralizing" tastes (spicy or sweet will hide the bitter better!).

    Thanks once again for being so open and honest on the blog. I have felt like a freak a few times over my different preferences than my favourite bloggers (ie: my ability to legitimately enjoy a couple processed snack items on occasion…). Admissions like these help us all keep things in perspective and celebrate our individuality šŸ™‚

  • christie, honoring health September 16, 2009, 10:10 am

    I seem to go through phases with veggies. I do love salads in the summer time and roasted veg in th winter. Right now, I am on a green smoothie kick which works for me so it is what I do šŸ˜€

  • leslie September 16, 2009, 10:11 am

    i always say i'm thankful that i grew to love vegetables, because it makes being healthy easy. but at least you still eat them!

    i'd agree with other commenters though, definitely try jazzing them up! there are so many wonderful things you can do with vegetables to add flavor. i know you're always strapped for time, but even just adding a sauce, like peanut sauce or marinara, or baking them with melted cheese, or tossing them with fresh herbs – it makes a huge difference! šŸ™‚

  • liveloveeatandplay September 16, 2009, 10:11 am

    You need to snazz up your veggies! Something as simple as some herbs could make all of the difference. I always loved veggies. My parents kept tons of junk in the house, which my friends loved and my brother and I never ate. We came home from school and ate carrots. Weird kids!

  • Meghann September 16, 2009, 10:12 am

    haha ok, so you don't like breakfast cookies and you don't like vegetables… maybe we are more different then we originally thought? lol

    I've always been a big vegetable fan. While most kids were begging their parents to make spaghetti and mac and sheese. I was begging my dad to make Asparagus, Broccoli and Spinach. But hey everyone is different. I'm surprised you still eat them even if you don't like them. Even when I know something is healthy for me and I don't like it then I will still refuse to eait it, its as simple as that. šŸ™‚

  • Lisa M September 16, 2009, 10:13 am

    We know you love cheese so how about finding some veggie recipes that incorporate both?
    There are some great green bean and cauliflower casserole recipes. You could make one on the weekend and then plow through it during the week.

  • Samantha September 16, 2009, 10:17 am

    I am totally opposite. I don't think there is one veggie out there I do not like!!

  • Jenna September 16, 2009, 10:19 am

    wow caitlin i didn't know you didn't like veggies! but know i do. i love veggies and fruits. but i am glad you get in your veggies in your shakes!
    jenna

  • brandi September 16, 2009, 10:19 am

    that's funny.

    see, I would eat them FIRST to get them over with and so I could end lunch on a good tasting bite of cheesy bialy šŸ™‚

  • Tanya September 16, 2009, 10:20 am

    I'm the exact same way. I don't "like" vegetables. There are a few I tolerate more than others, but I can't say there are any I would go out of my way for – unlike fruits, where the list of what I like is endless.

    But like you, I eat my veggies anyway because they are good for me and do good things for my body šŸ™‚

  • Valerie September 16, 2009, 10:20 am

    Haha, thanks for being honest, Caitlin! I feel like you should shove the veggies down your throat first thing though, rather than save them for last! That's what I do when I'm not particularly crazy about mine.

  • Thinspired September 16, 2009, 10:20 am

    I love it. I am realizing lately that I don't really like RAW veggies. It's weird to me that I hadn't realized it until now. Yes, I like salads, but I'm really picky about what goes into them, and sometimes the thought of eating a large amount of raw vegetables at once makes my stomach hurt.

  • saundra September 16, 2009, 10:23 am

    I'm not a big fan of most cooked vegetables, or at least I wasn't until I started finding recipes to make them more interesting. For example, I picked up a recipe card in the produce section of Publix for a green bean salad with celery and lemon- tastes great and healthy! I also like to use salsa to make veggies more tolerable without adding unnecessary calories, fat, etc.

  • Liz September 16, 2009, 10:25 am

    I like most vegetables, but I usually eat them first to save the best foods for last!

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal) September 16, 2009, 10:28 am

    That's funny – I am completely opposite. I only like some fruit, otherwise I am happy as clam with my veggies. Also, if I don't like something I eat it first to get it over with and save the best for last!

  • Mrs. LC September 16, 2009, 10:28 am

    haha you're too cute. It's funny now that you mention it – I think you can tell which bloggers like veggies more than others. You have some (like yourself) who will include a veg with a meal, basically because they have to. But then you see others who love salads, sandwiches full of veggies, veg, veg, veg! Didn't really think of that 'til now. šŸ™‚

  • peanutbuttr plz September 16, 2009, 10:28 am

    yum- great looking lunch. those Bialys are really intriguing me. Although I am a veggie lover, fresh green beans are one of the few things I can't stand, so I totally feel you!

  • T September 16, 2009, 10:30 am

    I just wanted to leave a omment about your post from yesterday- I'm glad the Fiona bra is helping your back. BUT, part of the reason you might get the back acne is because you are just rinsing your sports bras before you wear them for the second time. Sweat and body heat can sometimes cause bacteria to grow & a quick rinse won't kill the bacteria. Then, when you put them back on, the bacteria is transfered to your back. Just something to keep in mind if the acne comes back.

  • Anne September 16, 2009, 10:30 am

    I don't exactly like veggies either, and I'm a vegan. šŸ˜‰ I LOVE fruit though. And always eat my veggies first; save the best for last! And I like to 'hide' them in soups, stews, smoothies, stir fries, etc.

  • chandra September 16, 2009, 10:32 am

    For once I'm totally your opposite – I love veggies, but I have to remember to eat more than just a daily banana for my fruit during the week! You should shove the veggies in your mouth first so you don't have that as the last taste for your meal – save the last taste for the part of your meal you DO like! šŸ™‚

  • Hi! I'm Erin September 16, 2009, 10:34 am

    I'm not a big fan of eating a pile of veggies. Especially if they're just steamed. Blech! I'm better if they're raw (carrots, sugar snap peas, radishes), roasted, or mixed in with something else. If you haven't already, try roasting your green beans (or asparagus!) with some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, tarragon, and salt and pepper. Yummy!

  • Nicole (dishin') September 16, 2009, 10:44 am

    Interesting topic!

    I like most veggies but never crave them. Haha. I also prefer most veggies cooked or in a salad.

    I hate peas and don't really like asparagus.

    Definitely try different recipes for vegetables…there are a lot of interesting ones out there that make veggies a lot more tasty!

    I'm a bigger fan of fruit though, that I can understand!

  • Kate September 16, 2009, 10:45 am

    Funny you posted this because literally 5 mins ago I read an article titled "hate veggies? Swap them for these fruit equivalents" on glamour.com. Most of the fruit are ones we see you eating but here is the article for your own entertainment. Its a bit old and glamour isn't exactly known for its health articles, but I always read vitamin g's blog!….http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/blogs/vitamin-g/2008/12/hate-veggies-swap-them-for-the.html

  • Jenna September 16, 2009, 10:47 am

    You crack my up, haha.

    I don't love veggies either, but I do love them if they are dipped in ketchup, does that count??

    And I am a pretty big fan of potatoes and sweet potatos… and I suppose red bell peppers and brussel sprouts.

    But I'm with ya, I eat em' because I'm supposed to šŸ™‚

  • emily September 16, 2009, 10:50 am

    I wrote a really long comment, then deleted it. For brevity's sake:
    Maybe you should try a different method of preparing veggies once a week?

  • Jessica September 16, 2009, 11:02 am

    That meal looks delicious – and I love the name of your first blog. Glad to follow along. And I love it even more because I HATE VEGGIES TOO! I have tried to force myself to eat them for years now. It is still a work in progress. šŸ™‚

  • Steph September 16, 2009, 11:04 am

    haha, thanks for admitting that! i am the same way, if vegetables were not good for you i would not eat them, ever. i can only stick to the "normal" veggies (carrots, spinach, tomato, sweet potatoes) because it's all i can handle haha. but i do love fruit!

  • Samantha September 16, 2009, 11:09 am

    I confess that it's hard for me because onions make me physically ill. I cannot eat any form of an onion. I tell you, that makes it hard to eat out sometimes! The first question out of my mouth is usually: "this doesn't have onions in it, right??"

    I only like the basic veggies: lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, brocolli, corn and cauliflour.

    However, they come with conditions: I don't like the spines in lettuce (I don't buy romaine for this reason, and my boston lettuce, i cut them out).

    I get physically ill over the thought of cooked tomatoes (especially tomato sauce..ugh). Cooked carrots are out too.

    I won't eat brocolli or cauliflour raw, only cooked tender.

    Heh, so there's my confession! It does feel good.

  • Angharad September 16, 2009, 11:19 am

    Ha ha ha ha ha! Funny and honest. Two reasons why you are great, end of story.

  • recipesforcreativity September 16, 2009, 11:19 am

    You are so funny! Honestly, I too am a vegetarian who isn't super-crazy about veggies. I mean, I love starchy veggies like sweet potatoes, butternut squash, etc, but just eating green veggies plain isn't that appealing to me, either! I don't save them for last, though, I mix them in with the rest of my food.

    Did you know that your birth order sometimes determines which items you leave on your plate for last? For instance, only children (like me) and oldest children often leave their favorite for last – they never grew up wondering if a sibling would grab the food off their plates. However, if you're a youngest or middle you probably eat your favorite thing very first because you want to make sure you get to eat it! I definitely leave my favorite thing for last.

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale September 16, 2009, 11:20 am

    I love veggies, but I have to say, not in all forms. While I do like some salads, and often each them simply because they are the best option nutritionally where I am eating, I don't like salad that much. Raw veggies just do not do it for me AT ALL.
    Give em to me cooked, however, and I'm all about it!

  • emily September 16, 2009, 11:22 am

    I eat my veggies last because they are my favorite part! But I think Green Monsters sound icky šŸ™‚ To each their own I guess.

  • Katherine September 16, 2009, 11:23 am

    Green beans def. are not my favourite – but I do love veggies! I love root veggies, brocolli, carrots, brussels sprouts, beets, celery, everything – make it a stir fry and i'll eat it! Maybe it's just the way they are prepared that you don't like???

  • Anne Marie September 16, 2009, 11:26 am

    My husband does the same thing. He eats everything on his plate and leaves the veggies until last!

  • Tea Time September 16, 2009, 11:32 am

    I try to eat most of my veggies raw. I think it is harder to eat them sometimes when they are cook. Of course some veggies you have to cook in order to make them edible. But mostly I try to eat them raw. Also, based on the color…your green beans look kinda overcooked. Maybe it is just the way the computer monitor makes it look. I think there is nothing worse than limpy veggies. Even when I cook my veggies, they still have the crunch and snap to them. If they don't I know that I've over-cooked them.

  • Stepfanie September 16, 2009, 11:33 am

    I'm exactly the opposite! I LOVE vegetables and eat them first every time. Weird, I know! I notice you eat a lot of plain veggies. Sauteeing them in a bit of olive oil and garlic, then squeezing on some lemon will really bring out the flavor. Also, try cutting your green beans before cooking them. The shape/texture of a vegetable can have a big effect on the "taste" and appeal.
    Happy eating! Stepfanie (dailySpark)

  • Jess September 16, 2009, 11:44 am

    Hate veggies? You need to spruce 'em up a bit! Those green beans look boring… of course you leave them for last! Add a bit of good quality sea salt, a drop of EVOO or a bit of spicy sauces.

    I had this conversation at work today because lots of the kiddos I work with hate veggies. Until we're able to make veggies taste good and delicious (canned veggies or plain steamed veggies are NOT always), they won't like them!

  • BethAnn Caputo September 16, 2009, 11:55 am

    OMG!! I hate vegetables too! Like so, so much. It's almost impossible to eat them…green beans are one of the only veggies I'll eat. I'm the same way…I eat them because they're good for me.

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance September 16, 2009, 11:59 am

    Well at least you eat them even though you don't like them! I am lucky as I always have…..used to eat them raw & in frozen form as a child! =) Laura

    http://findingahealthybalance.wordpress.com/

  • cookinfanatic September 16, 2009, 12:14 pm

    If you don't really like veggies you should try to jazz them up – I wouldn't really want to eat plain green beans like that either to be honest :/ But lightly stir fried in 1/2 tblsp oil w/ some sweet terryaki sauce and walnuts — that's another story! It's all about keeping them healthy but builing on their flavor!! I get my man to eat veggies like this all the time šŸ˜‰

  • Elizabeth September 16, 2009, 12:24 pm

    haha I don't like veggies much either, but I always eat anything I dislike first and save the best parts for last. Then I don't have the blah taste in my mouth at the end. šŸ™‚

  • Elina September 16, 2009, 12:25 pm

    Haha, I bet you can make veggies more exciting, either by making them a little fancier (like in a casserole) or by dipping them in yummy dips, like nut butters with carrots. I think you can like vegetables with a little creativity šŸ™‚

  • Glamorous Newlywed September 16, 2009, 12:46 pm

    This is quite the hot topic! I personally adore every veggie with the exception of brussels sprouts (they smell like feet – blech!). But, my husband loathes veggies, so I've had to get creative when cooking them šŸ™‚ He loves steamed green beans drizzled with balsamic vinegar and romano cheese. His other favorite is broccoli sauteed in a little olive oil and soy sauce, then sprinkled with red pepper flakes.

  • Anne P September 16, 2009, 1:21 pm

    really?? i LOVE green beans. i eat them like fries! and veggies in general are awesome actually. except broccoli… that's one that i have to choke down sometimes. and brussel sprouts… gross.

  • Amanda September 16, 2009, 1:30 pm

    Like some of the other readers, I do love vegetables, but I usually prefer the other food on my plate. I try to eat my veggies first so that the taste of the rest of the food stays in my mouth longer than the veggie taste šŸ™‚

  • Jenny September 16, 2009, 1:35 pm

    haha how funny are you! I do happen to love vegetables but you can def spice them up with fun dipping things. My favorite combo is carrots and hummus šŸ™‚

  • Amanda McQueen September 16, 2009, 2:00 pm

    I save the food that I like the most for last. I think thats why I've always been big my whole life because even when I'm full, I have to finish because I haven't eaten my favorite thing.

  • Boozy & Broke September 16, 2009, 2:01 pm

    We started a diet and have to eat a pound of raw veggies and a POUND of cooked veggies a DAY!

    I have a confession … not much fun!

  • eatingRD September 16, 2009, 2:39 pm

    ah well, at least you get them in somehow! I tend to eat my salads and greens first otherwise I won't finish them sometimes too šŸ™‚

  • Julie L September 16, 2009, 2:48 pm

    I used to hate veggies too, but husband only likes veggies and hates fruit. So, I signed us up for a CSA share on a whim – now I love veggies! I never would believe it, but the carrots locally grown are so much tastier than the crap from the grocery store that's been sitting around for who knows how long? And finding new recipes to use up bok choy – I love it! So fun! Now I LOVE roasted beets – who knew?! My advice – get a CSA share next season – start with a half share and see what you think!

    My other advice – try roasting your veggies. Roasted green beans (just toss with a little EVOO and bake for 20 min or so at 450) – DELISH because roasting brings out the natural sweetness.

    Okay – sorry this got long!

  • Anonymous September 16, 2009, 2:55 pm

    I love veggies! Maybe try to spice them up a bit

    Green Beans tossed with garlic,whole grain dijon,balsamic,red wine vingear & red onions are SOOO GOOD šŸ™‚

  • teacherwoman September 16, 2009, 3:06 pm

    Wow, that is something I would have NEVER guessed about you! But, don't worry, I don't look at you any different now that I know! šŸ™‚

  • Life of Alli September 16, 2009, 3:07 pm

    My problem is trying to use them up before they go bad. I'll usually have a salad with every meal, because it always seems much easier. I do love roasted zucchini or asparagus!

  • randomlymikey September 16, 2009, 3:22 pm

    lol, shame on you:) you don't like any veggies. i'm lucky in that i love most. i have never tried tofu with maple but i'm going to now!

  • erin September 16, 2009, 3:43 pm

    broccoli is REALLY bitter, but I LOVE it sometimes when it's lightly steamed, (soft, but not mushy…al dente) with a little butter, salt, pepper and CHEDDAR cheese, yum!

  • Rebeca @All Vegged Out September 16, 2009, 4:01 pm

    LOL Caitlin… I used to hate veggies too… so I made them taste like the things I love- like green beans, asparagus and the like get doused in a dressing that's four parts balsamic, one part EVOO with lots of S+P because I love that flavor and then it's a joy to eat (ie 2T bal, 1 T Evoo, little S, lots of P heheh).

  • Barbara September 16, 2009, 4:09 pm

    It took me a long time to really love veggies but now I do. My secret….I roast them.

    I roast asparagus, onions,grlic,red/green pepers and mushrooms with olive oil.

    What i love about you girl….is you are so VERY REAL! kudos to you for being so open and honest.

    B

  • wholesomefoodie September 16, 2009, 4:58 pm

    Thanks for being honest! I have always liked vegetables. My parents love to tell me stories about how I used to slurp green beans and wax beans up as a child. I would always eat the most.

  • Lindsey September 16, 2009, 5:41 pm

    As say the other comments – I agree: my vote for veggies lies with EVOO (and sea salt)! It's a match that can't be beat!

    I hated veggies until I started lightly sauteing them in EVOO, adding maybe a bit of garlic, definitely salt… and sometimes pepper. We've also evolved to using fresh herbs – primarily basil and flat leaf parsley (the unsung hero of herbs, IMO)…

    Anyhow. I've been reading your blog for a little while now, and thought I'd finally stop lurking, come out of the woodwork, and chime in! šŸ™‚

    (I feel better now, too) šŸ™‚
    Cheers!
    Lindsey

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point September 16, 2009, 5:55 pm

    thanks for not judging me šŸ™‚

  • Julie @savvyeats September 16, 2009, 7:45 pm

    I highly dislike raw veggies. Once I've cooked them, they're fine, but the texture of raw veggies really gets to me! So I completely get where you're coming from…

  • healthy ashley September 16, 2009, 7:59 pm

    Your lunch does look good! If I'm trying to get a veggie down I cook/prepare it to be like fries šŸ™‚

  • Lindsay September 16, 2009, 9:48 pm

    I'm a vegetarian allergic to fruits & vegetables (carrots, apples & celery!) I also don't drink milk but allergic to Soy Milk (So I drink Almond Milk instead). How strange…

  • seesaraheat September 22, 2009, 11:02 am

    Whoa, haha. I never would've guessed! I'm actually the opposite. I looove veggies. I don't dislike fruit as far as taste but I don't like eating much of it because of the sugar content and it always makes me feel hungrier. I do eat some though, once a day.

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