I am a very picky eater and tend to eat unhelathy things. HELP!?
Topic: I am a very picky eater and tend to eat unhelathy things. HELP!?
July 17, 2019 / By Alexia Question:
Okay, so heres the thing. I like a small variety of foods. I could really use some recipes or meal ideas that include the type of foods and tastes I enjoy:
dairy- cheese, yogurt, milk (basically any kind of dairy i am okay with)
meat- ground beef(only in tacos or lasagna) or chicken(in chicken nugget or tender form)
fruits- all kinds, especially strawberries and grapes and bananas
vegetables- celery(w/pb), spinach, brocolli(maybe)
grains- bagels, bread, cereal, pasta, chips, etc.
protein- peanut butter, humus, eggs
So, my dilemma is that I don't get enough vegetables and proteins in my diet. Any ways you could hide the flavor of vegetables would be great. I really hope someone has some recipes or websites I could visit that would help me have a healthier diet! Thanks!
Best Answers: I am a very picky eater and tend to eat unhelathy things. HELP!?
Tybalt | 2 days ago
Here is a very adaptable casserole recipe based on what you like. Can Puree the steamed veggies to use in the stock, so would have the nutrients included. I love broccoli so would leave that as larger pieces, but then that's my preference.
Use a simple formula for casseroles of all kinds.
A framework recipe for a basic casserole:
1 cup main ingredient
1 cup second ingredient
1-2 cups starchy ingredient
1 1/2 cups binder
1/4 cup “goodie”
Main ingredient: tuna, cubed chicken, turkey, ham, seafood, etc.
Second ingredient: thinly sliced celery, mushrooms, peas, chopped hard-boiled eggs, etc.
Starchy ingredient: thinly sliced potatoes, cooked noodles, cooked rice, etc.
Binder: lowfat cream sauce, sour cream, can of soup, etc.
“Goodie”: pimiento, olives, almonds, water chestnuts, etc.
Topping: cheese, bread crumbs, etc.
This formula works really easy for turning almost anything you have on hand into a very tasty casserole. You simply just mix together these items in a casserole dish, toss it in the oven, and bake it until it’s done. One tip - one good binder is leftover chicken stock with a bit of corn starch in it.
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Originally Answered: Need help with picky eater - Cat!?
I am sorry that you have run into such a little picky eater! Sometimes the more we change their food around, the more they 'hold out' to see what better comes along ;-)
I have 5 cats, so they don't have time to be picky eaters, however one, Lenny, tends to be a little on the 'choosy' side when it comes to flavors of canned food. One that he loves is Iams Carved Filets with Skipjack Tuna. You can even go online and email for coupons if you would like at the link below-
Unless you're 6, you don't need to hide vegetables in your food. You know you need to eat them, though, and that's a very good first step.
First of all, I suggest you explore. People think that 'vegetables' mean lettuce, tomato (which is a fruit, btw), carrot, peas (not a vegetables) and possibly potatoes. Well, there are tons of them out there! Go and try them out - I'm sure you'll find something you like. For examples, ever had asparagus tip with eggs and mayo? Or artichoke pizza? Or a courgette tarte? They're are delicious!
Another fast way to up your 5-a-day are pureed soups. Just toss anything in a pot, add enough water to cover and simmer for 30-60 minutes (depending how thickly you cut stuff). Once they are tender, puree your soup with a food processor and add cream and cheese, then serve with toasted bread. Paradise, and very healthy.
A further option, if you have more time to cook, are pasta sauces, quiches and vegetables lasagnas. You can find recipes online.
Good luck and weel done for wanting to improve your diet!
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This time of year you should explore the harvest more.
Try a salad bar where many raw vegetables are shown.
You may be surprised at how good they taste.
You can put vegetables in pasta sauce, even blended:
carrots, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, onions, etc.
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They will are good for health, however if you are asking which is better for diet in this instance all vegetables would do well
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Originally Answered: Does anyone else have a picky eater?
Yep I have two very picky dogs and I give them foods they like. I don't see the point in forcing a dog to eat a food it can't stand. Both of my dogs absolutely love Nature's Variety Instinct: Beef & Lamb formula. They go crazy for it and run around in circles when it's food time. That's saying something for my dogs because they never react that way to dry food. My cats are the pickiest things I've ever met and they too love the Instinct brand. It has very high meat content, no grains, freeze dried raw, and low fruits/veggies. It is also fit for all life stages and has very small kibble so it's easy to eat. Since my dogs actually use what they eat, they eat way less and poop less. When you feed a food full of fillets they have to eat more to get the nutrients they need. Example: my very active German Shepherd eats about 2 and a half cups a day. On cheap corn filled foods he'd have to eat 5 cups for his activity level. My not so active Chihuahua eats a little over 1/4 of a cup a day of this food. So though the price seems more, it actually costs a lot more to feed the lower quality foods. You can get samples of this food and other brands for free to see what your dog likes best. Usually local pet stores carry samples.
I agree also that canned food is better than dry, that's why I feed it pretty often. It can be quite expensive to feed an all canned diet that's high quality and meat based though. That's the only reason why my dogs aren't solely on canned. I give it quite often though. Kibble is very highly processed, unlike canned. Canned also has a lot of protein and the moisture content is closer to a canine's natural diet. Just make sure it's a high quality brand. The canned foods I give my dogs are Tiki Dog, Weruva, and Instinct.