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Picky eater needs help

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  • tjrifewtbast
    tjrifewtbast Posts: 25 Member
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    JaneiR36 wrote: »
    I blend my veg in with other food like beans or chili, for example. Onions, bell peppers, tomatoes will blend nicely and only affect the taste as much as you want them to, since spices and meat will tend to contribute hugely to the overall flavor

    Broccoli I steam and add to the chicken fettuccine Alfredo, and it helps since the pasta can be so calorie dense. I like carrots too! I always buy a bag or two of baby carrots when I'm out grocery shopping and just eat them as snacks. Sometimes I add Swiss cheese, other times I just eat it by itself, even while preparing a meal. I've used the shredded ones in soups, so I wouldn't have to cut the carrots. I haven't made the knockoff chicken and gnocchi soup recipe from allrecipes.com in a while, but your thread may have just inspired me to resurrect that! Also some of the ideas you received are pretty great - I'll have to try them soon

    Thank you I'll try that
  • tjrifewtbast
    tjrifewtbast Posts: 25 Member
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    RodaRose wrote: »
    Make the fish. Add green beans, and rice or small potato.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gluRaUv88sk

    Make a Banana and Two Egg Omelet with Blueberries (skip the yogurt in the video entirely)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOJjI0kqlBQ
    Awesome
  • tjrifewtbast
    tjrifewtbast Posts: 25 Member
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    newmeadow wrote: »
    Boil 3 cups of water. Add one chicken thigh, one peeled diced potato, and one peeled chopped carrot. Boil for a half hour. Cut up and debone the chicken and throw it back in. Salt and pepper to taste. It's so easy that I cook this after midnight when I get home from work and feel really tired. Plain ole yummy chicken soup and no big deal to make.

    Awesome thank you
  • morkiemama
    morkiemama Posts: 894 Member
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    Just try to keep an open mind. Try EVERYTHING, in various preparations. You might like it one way and not another or paired with certain other items. Just keep trying. Don’t write anything off completely, even things you’ve had before. Taste buds change over time.

    Worst thing that can happen is you hate it and spit it out! In that case, pawn it off on friends/family or give it to someone in need. I would advise not making large batches of things you are unsure of to reduce waste, but you can easily cut a recipe down to smaller servings. :) Good luck on your food exploration! I hope you find some things you never thought you would enjoy.

    P.S. I have been known to pour hot sauce all over something I find distasteful and consume it regardless. Hot sauce has minimal caloric impact and then whatever I am eating just tastes like burning. Texture issues are a bit harder to deal with than taste, but can usually be mitigated with a friendlier item being added (e.g. dry piece of toast).
  • tjrifewtbast
    tjrifewtbast Posts: 25 Member
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    morkiemama wrote: »
    Just try to keep an open mind. Try EVERYTHING, in various preparations. You might like it one way and not another or paired with certain other items. Just keep trying. Don’t write anything off completely, even things you’ve had before. Taste buds change over time.

    Worst thing that can happen is you hate it and spit it out! In that case, pawn it off on friends/family or give it to someone in need. I would advise not making large batches of things you are unsure of to reduce waste, but you can easily cut a recipe down to smaller servings. :) Good luck on your food exploration! I hope you find some things you never thought you would enjoy.

    P.S. I have been known to pour hot sauce all over something I find distasteful and consume it regardless. Hot sauce has minimal caloric impact and then whatever I am eating just tastes like burning. Texture issues are a bit harder to deal with than taste, but can usually be mitigated with a friendlier item being added (e.g. dry piece of toast).

    I've heard alot about hot sauce that may be my ticket lol Thank you
  • 2BeHappy2
    2BeHappy2 Posts: 811 Member
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    http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/palma/2009/07/zucchini_fritters.html
    http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/looks-like-meatballs
    http://www.popsugar.com/food/Hidden-Vegetable-Lasagna-23132562
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/mock-garlic-mashed-potatoes-recipe.html
    There are so many ways to incorporate, hide, mask things that you don't like but know theyre good for you!
    Puree or grind different veggies into soups.
    Make smoothies using different fruits/veggies!