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good way's to cook vegetables for picky eater?

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Created July 13, 2011 at 6:59 PM

I'm not the biggest fan of leafy greens! I'm more of a carb-loaded veggie eater. But if vegetables are cooked in interesting and tasty ways I LOVE them! ( for example, ratatouille) I'm fifteen so my cooking skills are quite limited but I'd love to try some new things! any quick recipes like a paleo stir fry for me? thanks :)

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on February 04, 2012
at 07:11 PM

Definitely roast them! It is our favorite way to cook vegetables and has resulted in us eating pounds of Brussels sprouts or cauliflower in a single meal.

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on August 21, 2011
at 02:06 AM

mmmmmmm yam fries!

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on July 15, 2011
at 05:14 PM

Second that, I started making these and my kids love them, one of the greens they'll always eat.

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on July 14, 2011
at 08:13 PM

Ditto on the Kale!!!!! Toss in some olive oil, sprinkle salt, bake at 400 for about 8-10 minutes...nice and crunchy!

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on July 14, 2011
at 04:40 AM

+1 The short answer is "butter."

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on July 13, 2011
at 08:55 PM

mmm, I love veggies cooked in meat drippings. 8)

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on July 13, 2011
at 07:04 PM

Try roasting them. Start with carrots, broccoli, or cauliflower. Coat the pieces on olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Spread them out on a baking sheet and roast them until they get soft and caramelized. The veggies will come out sweeter than they started. You can experiment with different herbs and seasonings.

Dd0244b4368083d25ae9eb8533211d2e

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on August 21, 2011
at 02:06 AM

mmmmmmm yam fries!

791a3fe72265daf1eba4b9f29d897f8c

(143)

on February 04, 2012
at 07:11 PM

Definitely roast them! It is our favorite way to cook vegetables and has resulted in us eating pounds of Brussels sprouts or cauliflower in a single meal.

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on July 13, 2011
at 07:04 PM

Kale Chips. I accidentally ate an entire bunch of kale that way the other day.

1bc6523ff4130a673e2dd73850795b57

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on July 14, 2011
at 08:13 PM

Ditto on the Kale!!!!! Toss in some olive oil, sprinkle salt, bake at 400 for about 8-10 minutes...nice and crunchy!

9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

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on July 15, 2011
at 05:14 PM

Second that, I started making these and my kids love them, one of the greens they'll always eat.

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on July 13, 2011
at 09:56 PM

Everything seems to taste better with ghee melting on top of it.

Roasting vegetables tends to make them sweeter tasting, that might work with some nice herbs.

I use to saute all kinds of veggies and slow cook them in sauce and puree them, to get the kids to eat them. Beware of green stuff thought, that's how mine caught on!!

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on July 13, 2011
at 08:47 PM

You could make zuchinni fries. Slice 'em into fry sized pieces and coat with egg, then almond flour. spray with some sort of fat. bake in the oven for 20 minutues, turn half way through. they'll be amazing!

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on July 13, 2011
at 08:06 PM

My favorite way to prepare greens is to saute them in ghee or bacon grease, along with a generous helping of minced garlic or onion. Turnip greens are my fave, followed by spinach.

Just last night I fried up a batch of bacon, then took a thinly sliced whole zucchini, about 80g of turnip greens (two large handfuls from the bag) and a heaping tablespoon of garlic, sauteed the zucchini for about 5 min with the garlic then added the turnip greens. Sauteed until wilted (another 3-4 min) and seasoned with salt and pepper. Super easy and cheap.

The less you cook veggies, the more nutrients they'll retain. For instance, the max amount of time you can cook spinach is about 2 minutes (plenty of time to wilt them). Turnip and mustard greens take a bit longer because they're a bit rougher.

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on July 14, 2011
at 07:00 AM

My favorite way to eat spinach is in spinach soup. Basically you cook spinach, onion and chicken broth together and puree it. Melt butter and add heavy cream. Mix everything together. Add salt to taste and water to get the consistency that you like. Yum!

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on July 13, 2011
at 09:16 PM

Drench them in Kerrygold butter.

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on July 14, 2011
at 04:40 AM

+1 The short answer is "butter."

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on July 13, 2011
at 09:14 PM

Here is a nice little list of tasty veggies: make zucchini spaghetti and top with the ratatouille that you like; stir fry kale and bacon - crisp the bacon first, add the kale in to wilt, a little lemon juice, salt/pepper; roasted mushrooms - drizzle with fat, whatever seasoning you want, then roast at 400; roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes - same idea as the mushrooms; make "mashed potatoes" but with cauliflower - steam the veg until tender, salt/pepper a little nutmeg, butter if you're eating it or a fat, then whip smooth - you can do this exact recipe but add carrots into the mix as well for something different; kale chips are delicious; shrimp and avocado you can half an avocado, take out the pit and fill that space with shrimp, add some lemon juice or lime juice, salt/pepper, and scoop out - i like to eat out of the avocado shell; guacamole and dip chopped crispy veggies into it! Have fun :)

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on July 13, 2011
at 07:57 PM

I sautee veggies in just a little olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Then when they're done I stir a few spoonfuls of almond meal in. I like that because it gives the illusion of eating breadcrumbs when you're not. :) You can also cook veggies in the graze left over from any meat you've cooked too. Then the veggies will take on the flavor of the meat.

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on July 13, 2011
at 08:55 PM

mmm, I love veggies cooked in meat drippings. 8)

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