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omni wife

Postby magilla311 » Apr 9, 2013 3:41 am

I've recently decided to adopt a vegan lifestyle for moral & health reasons. My wife and I have been married for a couple of years, & I always do all the cooking (she can burn water). The problem is that her diet is similar to that of a child. She really only eats meat, cheese, & potatoes. She has an extreme aversion to all vegetables & anything green or that "tastes green" immediately causes her to gag. Any advice on how to help slowly introduce more vegan friendly foods into her diet would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Omni Wife

Postby FromOregonWithLove » Apr 10, 2013 9:39 pm

You could try "mock" meats - texturized vegetable protein. Start with a veggie burger, grilled. She could still have her potatoes. There are veggie cheeses you could try, too. Just like with kids, always have some fruit and vegetable dishes available so if she gets hungry she could try them.

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Re: Omni Wife

Postby veggienut » Aug 15, 2013 10:13 am

Just keep trying new ways of cooking veg and plate a little up for her to try every time you'll be surprised to find as she will, she will find one she likes. Everyone likes veg it is in our nature to like it, but when you conditioned to eat cooked salted foods your whole life that part of nature gets buried. she just needs it to be prepared right and she'll dig in. I Would also try and steer clear of mock meats the can be very unhealthy, if you want things of a meat like nature try mushrooms, young jack fruit, and nuts. hope this helps

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Re: omni wife

Postby Scratchcat » Aug 19, 2013 7:37 am

Is it possible to first introduce her to meats that are less hearty and less frequently the bulk of a meal, such as fish? I think giving up the big ones like chicken and beef and moving onto something lighter could be a first step. Someone who eats a lot of meat and potatoes is not going to easily adapt to this.

Some ideas for new foods and main ingredients that might not taste "green":
Tomatoes
Mushrooms
Corn
Beans
Carrot
Onion
Bell pepper
Eggplant

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Re: omni wife

Postby AndyBa » Oct 31, 2018 8:29 pm

After a 24+ hours of fasting vegetables suddenly become very tasty :D


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