Why don’t you like vegetables?
Is the texture too mushy? Too crunchy? Or is it the intense flavor that makes you nauseous?
Did your mom make you eat your vegetables when you were little even though you hated them?
You aren’t the only one. My mom did too!
I never liked vegetables as a kid.
I used to believe I would grow out of that phase as I aged and develop my taste buds more.
That was partly true, but I also discovered a secret that helped me eat more healthy food.
And even though I like most vegetables and fruit now, I don’t like all vegetables or all fruits.
So, how to eat healthy when you don’t like vegetables and fruit?
I have one little secret for you to help you eat even more vegetables and fruit. It is so simple, but yet it wasn’t obvious to me before.
My secret: If you don’t like it, don’t eat it!
This doesn’t mean avoid vegetables and fruit altogether. Instead, focus on eating more of the vegetables and fruit that you enjoy!
Let me explain what I think it’s going on in your head.
You were most likely forced to eat food you didn’t like when you were little. This created the belief that you should eat things even if you don’t like them (because your mom said so!).
However, this subconscious idea only causes resentment, and you refuse to eat at least the minimum amount of fruits and vegetables recommended you eat daily.
If you don’t like broccoli, don’t eat it!
If you don’t like garlic, don’t eat it!
If you don’t like cilantro because it smells like dirty socks, don’t eat it!
And here is my confession: I don’t like beets, eggplant, papaya, and cherry tomatoes.
Whenever someone asks me if I want beets, I say “no, thanks” without feeling guilty.
I don’t force myself to add cherry tomatoes to my salad just because I read all the wonderful benefits of eating them in a magazine.
What if you don’t like any vegetables or fruit? If it weren’t because I know people like that, I wouldn’t believe it.
So, if that is you, here are some tips:
1. Be more adventurous! Try new vegetables and fruits. There are many out there!
If you are in the produce aisle at the grocery store and see a vegetable or fruit you have never tried before, then let this be the day!
2. Experiment. Change up the cooking technique. You can roast, grill, boil, or vegetables. Tip: don’t fry them; it’s not good for your waistline!
Steaming vegetables for 7 minutes in the microwave instead of 5 minutes will make the difference in whether my fiancee will eat the vegetables. Imagine that!
3. Season them. Add herbs and spices you enjoy. It adds so much flavor without adding excess fat, salt, or sugars.
You don’t need to get fancy. A bit of seasoning will take your vegetables from bland to delicious!
It takes a few seconds to bust out your seasoning blend bottle and sprinkle it over your food.
4. Mix It up. Cook them with other foods to make them taste better.
For example, you can sneak in vegetables in your omelet or your stir-fry.
Try adding some mushrooms or onions to your pizza. It just might enhance the taste. You will never know if you don’t try.
If everything we talked about above still doesn’t work, and you are thinking, “no way I’m eating vegetables, they are nasty!”, then my last advice is to take a supplement.
I recommend the brand Alaya Naturals, their products are organic, and the ingredients are super clean.
Take a scoop of their Organic Green Superblend every day.
Although supplements are not as effective and should not replace fresh vegetables and fruit, it is better than not taking them at all.
Greens and Weight Loss
Think about it, who has ever gotten fat from eating too much fruit and vegetables?
That’s the beauty of them. You can eat them until you are satisfied.
Vegetables are low in calories, and they help fill you up faster. They are crucial if you are on a weight loss journey.
How to eat healthy when you don’t like vegetables?
Only eat the fruits and veggies you like, and you will notice that you will start eating healthier and more of it.
Give my suggestion a try!
You can also try some of the tips I offered above, such as being adventurous, using spices, and mixing things up.
So, what fruits or vegetables do you hate?