Healthier lifestyle wanted V. veggies

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  1. Werm

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    In the quest for a healther life I need to start eating more vegtables. I have a big gag-reflex on almost all vegtables I've tried… BUT I'm almost positive it's a texture phobia. If I were to bite into a hamburger with a slice of tomato on it I'd instantly start gaging and possibly throw up. If I liquify the same tomato and use it as pasta sause… I like it. I've found a lot of vegtables I like the flavor… but can't swallow the texture. What "power" veggies can I eat in normal everyday food that is "liquifed" up with no chunks (texture)?

    What "greens" pack the most bang for the buck? I'd like to get what my body needs while not having to eat that many veggies.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Buy a juicer?
     
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    broccoli
     
  4. Werm

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    How much of the nutrition do you loose in the "skin" or "pulp"?
     
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    gkb im confused

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    less than you lose by not eating vegetables
     
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    blk3clatl Well that's trouble, my friend. That's big trouble

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    broccoli bro
     
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    broccoli and spinach
     
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    Can it be turned into something with no texture? I can stand the little antenna things, but not the stem.
     
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    broccoli will start to smell like farts the more you eat them (steamed, of course)
     
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    what the hell is broccoli anyway, shut up with the broccoli.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    cucumber is the new rage right now
     
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    It's functional food... for the next 2-3 months we will eat only for function and fat loss NOT for pleasure.

    You can have lettuce, broccoli, brussel sprouts or cucumbers.
     
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    WITH NINE MILLIMETER BULLETS ON IT
     
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    if you want somthing crazy like pineapple I'll kill you
     
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    Have you considered just drinking a couple glasses of V8 juice?
     
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    Why is V8 a bad idea? As far as I knew, it's good for you. Of course I'm a noob.:hsd:
     
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    compared to fresh vegetables it has lots of sodium, more sugar, less fiber
     
  21. TinTin

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    the pulp and such don't have much nutritional value except for the fact that it adds bulk to your stools, keeping you "regular" and cleaning your colon out more effectively. Think of a natural source of Metamucil or FiberOne. hehe.

    Spinach is high in iron and of course, low on starch. It's one of my faves.
     
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    Aha! I thought it had all sorts of vitamins and stuff.

    to the OP - You could try making a mixture of low or non-fat ricotta, roasted garlic, spinach(heavy on the spinach) + lots of italian herbs and roll it up in lasagna noodles cooked al dente. Cover with pasta sauce, and bake until bubbling.

    Smoothies are always a good method. Use a thingy of yogurt, a couple bananas, some orange juice (or orange juice concentrate) and other fresh fruit. Costco sells a mixture of frozen fruit, like melon (honeydew and cantaloupe), strawberries, blueberries, etc. This makes a killer dessert. Maybe more calories due to all the sugar in the fruits, but lots of vitamins and certainly better than a big bowl of ice cream.
     
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    FYI, grinding your veggies to a pulp/smoothie and drinking them raises the GI value. Not sure if that's significant enough to matter or not. :dunno:
     
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    i'd say to get over this "texture phobia" you are talking about and start eating some gosh damn veggies.

    i love veggies and they make my meals taste delicious. right now i'm eating a stir-fry that has bok choy, snow peas, sugar snap peas, and shelled edamame with grilled chicken breast slices.

    :yum:
     
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    Are chunks in pasta sauce okay? If they are, you might want to try making slow-cooker pasta sauce with sliced mushrooms and chunks of squash.
     
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