Some people find vegetables and fruits boring! Common opinions hold that vegetables and fruits don’t have much flavor or that they all taste the same. Do you have the same thought at this point? The answer is: NOT TRUE! Vegetables and fruits are tasty. You just have to know which kinds you prefer and how to prepare them. Much of what you eat is conditioned – over time, you’ve learned to like it. You still can learn to enjoy new foods, such as vegetables and fruits.
Your survivor’s guide -> You can experiment with vegetables and fruits. Here are some suggestions:
- Keep in mind that you don’t need to like all varieties of vegetables and fruits, just some of them.
- Instead of the familiar apples, grapes, and oranges, buy fresh fruits that you haven’t tried before. How about kiwis, mangoes, papayas, cherries and apricots?
- Try using more vegetables and fruits in other foods and recipes: Add vegetables to one of your favorite soups, replace some of the hamburger in casseroles with vegetables, add peppers and onions to your pizza, include fresh fruit with your morning cereal, mix fruit with yogurt or cottage cheese.
- Try different ways of preparation. For example, grill pineapple or fruit kebabs. Make fruit smoothies with blueberries and low-fat yogurt.
- If you don’t care for raw vegetables, lightly cook them and see if you prefer the softer texture. Sprinkle them with herbs for flavor.