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#1 ~Bean~

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:02 PM



I buy foods and cook them for our family, mainly for Bean, because they are good for her, and eat them, even though I hate them.

Some examples of foods I hate but eat because they are good for us include:
Cooked carrots, five bean mix, cabbage, zucchini

Do you buy foods, or make meals you really dislike because they are good for you?


#2 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:06 PM

Not really, no.  I keep thinking about including more legumes but DH hates them outside of chilli con carne and I'm not fond of them myself, so I never get around to it.

I do suffer lettuce on homemade chicken burgers though, because otherwise it's just meat, cheese and tomato which seems somehow wrong, yet is perfectly acceptable for sausage burgers :eyeroll:

#3 Expelliarmus

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:06 PM

Nope! I make what I enjoy eating. Unfortunately I paper to like more stuff than other people in this house. They are always having to eat healthy things they hate.

Brussels sprouts will never have a place here.

#4 JJ

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

I probably should, but no, I don't.

My excuse is that I have sensory issues that cause me to dislike some vegetables, and I'm sticking with it. wink.gif

Edited by JJ, 16 April 2012 - 05:11 PM.


#5 Taffabella

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:10 PM

Not full meals but I am guilty of doing things like hiding vegies DH and I don't like in things like spag bol so that DD gets the benefit of that vegie... and so do DH and I.

I am really struggling at the moment with whether I give her a big enough variety of vegies. She is one and I give her:

Potato
Sweet Potato
Pumpkin
Tomato
Peas
Corn
Beans
Cauliflower
Broccoli
Zucchini
Cabbage
Carrots
Mushrooms
Onion
Garlic
Ginger (not technically a vegie)
Capsicum
Cucumber


Apart from those vegies which we eat regularly I am struggling to find more variety. Sorry to hijack your post but what other vegies do you eat (and hate) that I should try DD on? She's 1 ! original.gif

Thanks

#6 Tesseract

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:10 PM

No. But I like the vast majority of veggies so it isn't hard at all. Poor DH on the other hand always has to eat foods he doesn't like because they're good for us! But when you only like 2 vegetables what choice do you have?

#7 cheekymonkey

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:10 PM

Kind of. I'm not a fan of broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, cabbage, squash, and probably a few others. DH isn't a fan of chickpeas, tofu, carrots. We each put up with them being served every now and then because our spouse likes them and they're good for you. Our children get told to eat them whether they like them or not as it's good for them. I just make sure they only get a tiny little bit, not a huge serve. When they complain I simply inform them that, when they become an adult, they can choose what they get to eat. In the meantime, they'll eat what we serve. After all, if I'm forcing myself to eat something I don't like for the benefit of someone else, they can too. Tounge1.gif



#8 AprilEthereal

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

No but that is because I like most vegetables, like all legumes. I'm not a fan of tofu so I just don't buy it.

#9 au*lit

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:15 PM

No, I don't buy/cook any foods I don't like. Fortunately I do like healthy foods. Even as a kid I ate all my vegies.

Despite having some pretty nasty tastes in foods, DH is also pretty good with vegies and other healthy foods.

Although, a while back we started eating brown rice and wholemeal pasta, but didn't stick with it. They're both OK but just not as nice as white rice & pasta.

#10 hollysmama

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:15 PM

yes. I hate green vegies, but I serve up beans and broccoli and eat them with potato or smothered in gravy.

#11 Canberra Chick

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:27 PM

No, but as with a PP, it's because I like most veg. I don't buy Brussels sprouts or okra; can't stand them!

#12 Delirium

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:29 PM

No, I don't make myself eat anything for the good of our family. I prefer to eat healthy foods and eat a lot of veggies, grains, legumes, eggs and tofu.  Most of our meals are made from scratch for both health and budget reasons.  Four year old DD eats/tries everything that's put in front of her because healthy meals are all she has ever really known (with the occasional hot chips thrown in for good measure).  

The only thing she really seems to hate is mushrooms and I love them!  So, I serve her up a teensy amount but don't get cranky at her if she doesn't eat them - everything else on her plate must at least be tasted...

I do, however, hide my chocolate stash to eat after DD's in bed. wink.gif

#13 Mamabug

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:30 PM

I'm wondering how much longer I can get away with the token piece of "whatever" on DH or my plate that we don't really like, but eat to encourage the kids...our excuse is usually "oh, I didn't cook enough, but that's okay, you enjoy yours, we still got a bit".

#14 ~ky~

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:37 PM

I eat brocolli, beans, spinach, silverbeet and watermelon all because they are good for me and my family like them. I absolutely hate them all!

My MIL ate carrots whilst her sons were young at nearly every evening meal. As soon as they left home, she stopped eating them. They only found out then that she detested them and had only eaten them to "set a good example".



#15 Jenferal

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:37 PM

I don't eat peas(snow peas or sugar snap peas are fine though) so I make a big deal of peas being a special food just for Daddy and my 2yr old.
I do add zucchini to foods (which husband doesn't like) but only if it's disguised a bit or can be avoided by him.
I refuse to cook squash and I won't cook pumpkin because husband doesn't eat it and it'd go off before we ate it.
Luckily we all eat most things, legumes not as popular here yet, but maybe one day! I love home made baked beans with bacon. The toddler doesn't though.

#16 Stoked

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:39 PM

No. We eat what we like. We do like vegies though, just not all of them. No member of the cabbage family will ever cross my doorstep again! original.gif

#17 Canberra Chick

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

QUOTE
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Four year old DD eats/tries everything that's put in front of her because healthy meals are all she has ever really known

Lol, if only it were that easy.


It is in this house and DD is a stubborn, obstinate sort of girl. But my kids eat veg and people comment as if it's the weirdest thing.
Of course they love beans no toast or pizza, but they will also eat veg - veggo stir fry is their favourite meal!

#18 Crinkle cut

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

No.  Nor do I expect my kids to eat food they dislike.  If we are having vegies I try to do at least 2 that each person will eat. The ones you don't like, you don't have to eat, just taste them ocassionally in case your taste has changed.

#19 bjk76

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

Yes, I've bought foods that I don't like to give to DS, but now I've actually started liking them! eg. hated avocado until I tried it on toast (which is how I served it to DS) and YUM! Watermelon is another newly discovered like - normally I'm not a big fan of melon - it's too watery for me.

#20 lozoodle

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:44 PM

Nope. Sometimes I will make a meal like that so the kids get variety, and also because DP likes it. But I wont eat it.

#21 Around_the_world

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:49 PM

My mum always did when we were little. We didn't realise until we grew up that she hates brussel sprouts, but we had them about once a month. One time she cooked kangaroo sausages for the first time. She ate quicker than us and hated every mouthful but thought that if she didn't eat them there was no way we'd eat them. After she finished we each had a bite and whinged at how gross they were. She didn't make us eat them that time. All veggies though we had no choice. Eat then for dinner or breakfast the next morning.

#22 HRH Countrymel

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:50 PM

Every year I would make a new year's resolution to eat liver at least once in the coming year as it is SO good for you and I hate it so very much.

Then in about 1998 I realised that pate is liver (lots of little tiny livers).... so it has been easy since then... very easy... very, very, very easy.

#23 Propaganda

Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:02 PM

no

i eat most vegetables but some things i dont like i simply will do not eat. i will still add them to my child and husband's dinner though. i dislike celery and cucumber for example. they are not removed from our home, i just dont eat them myself. i try to find meals that we can all somewhat enjoy.

#24 Feralishous

Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:07 PM

yes. i also eat yoghurt even though im not a fan, cos its good for me.

#25 Delirium

Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:08 PM

QUOTE (Ferdinand @ 16/04/2012, 03:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lol, if only it were that easy.

I'm aware that I'm lucky DD will eat anything and has no sensory issues or allergies etc.  However, even if I didn't have a "good eater", she would have little choice because I simply can't afford for us to eat any differently.  When you're a broke-a*se student and single mother, you can't afford to waste food.




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