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New to Paleo- Looking for VEGGIES! What do YOU like?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 03, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Hi! I am new here. I have been Paleo for about 1 week. So, I am here to LEARN :D


I have mostly been eating broccoli/cauliflower/carrots or green beans or brussel sprouts. It's getting kinda boring! So, what kinds of veggies do YOU like?


Also, veggies I like vs dislike:

Like- Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Green Beans, Brussel Sprouts, Parsnips, Sweet Potato, Kohlrabi, BABY Spinach for salads, Celery with Almond Butter.

Dislike- Asparagus, Artichoke, Eggplant, Zucchini, Portabello Mushrooms, Kale, COOKED Spinach.

Allergic to- Onions, Peppers, Avacado

Soon-to-be trying- Spaghetti Squash

edit; spaghettie squash is interesting, has a bit of sweetness to it. i can;t wait to try it as an actual meal, so far i just grabbed a bit of it to taste.

C75759c234a1dc87416734be0d101959

on June 08, 2013
at 02:53 PM

i can't do the red onion (allergic) or salt (high blood pressure, i'm on a low-sodium diet) nor do i like coconut milk.

C75759c234a1dc87416734be0d101959

on June 08, 2013
at 02:52 PM

i have mushrooms all the time :3 i'm used to using olive oil instead of butter though... i have to get used to this diet changing the things i cook with.

C75759c234a1dc87416734be0d101959

on June 06, 2013
at 03:23 PM

steamed, i quite like my nearly-mushy veggies. but i've also baked parsnips into chips and it was quite good.

C75759c234a1dc87416734be0d101959

on June 06, 2013
at 01:36 AM

can i do it without the salt? i have high blood pressure so salt is a no-no for me.

C75759c234a1dc87416734be0d101959

on June 05, 2013
at 08:17 PM

well i dont have a juicer xD can i make it in the nutribullet?

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on June 05, 2013
at 03:27 PM

Right on. To each their own. If you throw a green apple or two and some carrots in with the veggies (I use kale, spinach, and asparagus) it tends to just taste like apple juice -- if you're willing to give it a try.

C75759c234a1dc87416734be0d101959

on June 05, 2013
at 04:11 AM

im not a big fan of that kind of stuff. i like v8 vfusion, but ive been told that's not Paleo. i tried making my own ice cream the other day, it was gross. i just used raspberries, a bit of heavy cream to thicken it up, and almond milk. it really tasted vile. i'd rather just have the raspberries plain... just like i'd rather have a salad then drink liquefied lettuce

C75759c234a1dc87416734be0d101959

on June 04, 2013
at 12:13 AM

wow that sounds gross to me xD i used to blot my bacon grease off or cook it in the microwave so the fat drips off... now i cook it in the bacon grease and eat it like that

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(1097)

on June 03, 2013
at 11:27 PM

I second these squashes, but be careful with butternut if you'r epeeling it- makes some people's hands peel. (like me.) But, I love butternut. And butternut loves me.

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A5c2e1c9464afac58119c2d4b678455e

on June 03, 2013
at 11:18 PM

try beet chips... cut thin slices little olive oil, salt & black pepper, in the oven 400f for 20-35 min

C75759c234a1dc87416734be0d101959

on June 06, 2013
at 01:36 AM

can i do it without the salt? i have high blood pressure so salt is a no-no for me.

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on June 03, 2013
at 06:33 PM

BGottfried

Kale chips are super easy, just make sure not to crowd the pan when you bake them. That way they will get really crispy. Good with a variety of spices...

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46bee6b93ee79082ea1094f26c2da5a4

(837)

on June 06, 2013
at 05:20 PM

Sliced mushrooms sauteed in butter, yum. And romaine lettuce salads.

C75759c234a1dc87416734be0d101959

on June 08, 2013
at 02:52 PM

i have mushrooms all the time :3 i'm used to using olive oil instead of butter though... i have to get used to this diet changing the things i cook with.

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C2450eb7fa11b37473599caf93b461ef

on June 06, 2013
at 01:39 PM

I don't know if you'd like collard greens, based on your list, but my new favorite way to cook them might be worth a try:

  • Thinly slice some red onion, garlic, and salt, and saute in coconut oil until they start to caramelize.
  • Add chopped/washed collards and saute
  • Add some chicken stock or other liquid (not too much) and put a lid on it to steam
  • Take the lid off and add coconut milk--maybe about half a can
  • Before serving, squeeze some lemon juice and stir in

C75759c234a1dc87416734be0d101959

on June 08, 2013
at 02:53 PM

i can't do the red onion (allergic) or salt (high blood pressure, i'm on a low-sodium diet) nor do i like coconut milk.

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on June 06, 2013
at 11:26 AM

How are you eating your veggies? I can't get enough of slow roasted broccoli and mushrooms with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper ... and sometimes Old Bay. Roasting veggies brings out their sweetness and gives it a crunchy texture, making them taste a lot better than just raw or steamed.

C75759c234a1dc87416734be0d101959

on June 06, 2013
at 03:23 PM

steamed, i quite like my nearly-mushy veggies. but i've also baked parsnips into chips and it was quite good.

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on June 06, 2013
at 03:20 AM

I actually don't like the flavor of spaghetti squash on its own very much, but put some meat sauce on top of it and eat it like spaghetti. It'll rock your WORLD.

Also, peel apart the leaves of Brussel Sprouts, toss them in coconut oil and stick them in the oven...and you've got delicious Brussel chips!

I never get tired of broccoli and cauliflower cut into little chunks and stir fried or steamed with whatever spices you want. Turmeric and ginger, taco seasoning, rosemary and garlic...etc. Throw some ground beef on top. So good.

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(5635)

on June 04, 2013
at 12:09 AM

Just switch your likes and dislikes and youve got mine! Haha i eat mushrooms and zucchini every day in bacon fat!

C75759c234a1dc87416734be0d101959

on June 04, 2013
at 12:13 AM

wow that sounds gross to me xD i used to blot my bacon grease off or cook it in the microwave so the fat drips off... now i cook it in the bacon grease and eat it like that

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Medium avatar

on June 03, 2013
at 11:23 PM

Unfortunately for my ability to answer this question with specifics, I've honestly never met a veggie I didn't like. Conveniently, I've never tried a veggie I didn't think I'd like.

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9da9ea5b1915986bda75ef9bc825c31c

on June 03, 2013
at 07:13 PM

If you're like me and have a hard time scarfing down a ton of leafy greens, you might try juicing/blending them as well. I have found that it's much easier -- and I imagine the nutritional value is about the same.

C75759c234a1dc87416734be0d101959

on June 05, 2013
at 08:17 PM

well i dont have a juicer xD can i make it in the nutribullet?

C75759c234a1dc87416734be0d101959

on June 05, 2013
at 04:11 AM

im not a big fan of that kind of stuff. i like v8 vfusion, but ive been told that's not Paleo. i tried making my own ice cream the other day, it was gross. i just used raspberries, a bit of heavy cream to thicken it up, and almond milk. it really tasted vile. i'd rather just have the raspberries plain... just like i'd rather have a salad then drink liquefied lettuce

9da9ea5b1915986bda75ef9bc825c31c

on June 05, 2013
at 03:27 PM

Right on. To each their own. If you throw a green apple or two and some carrots in with the veggies (I use kale, spinach, and asparagus) it tends to just taste like apple juice -- if you're willing to give it a try.

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C6648ab69e5a1560c7585fe3ba7108fb

on June 03, 2013
at 06:24 PM

I've got a similar "Like" makeup to you, but I'd put in votes for giving asparagus, eggplant, zucchini and kale a second chance.

Asparagus: Roast this at high heat with plenty of salt and drizzled in an oil of some kind. It gets crispy and delicious. Just make sure you buy thin asparagus. Thick asparagus is a crime against vegetables.

Eggplant: Makes a great base for other foods (look into Paleo versions of eggplant parmesan) but it's also delicious cut into chunks and roasted. Think of it as a slightly chewy potato and you'll be a fan in no time.

Zuchinni: If you do dairy, probably my favorite veggie snack of all time is disks of zucchini topped with cheese. Stick these under the broiler until the cheese is browned and crispy and you've got an awesome (and healthy) treat.

Kale: This will take some getting used to, I promise you; tough leafy greens are strange. But it's excellent when cooked, because the toughness keeps it from turning into the slimy, chewy mess that is cooked spinach or other cooked greens. Also, I've heard that kale chips are dead easy to make and extremely delicious, but I've yet to try them. Raw kale salad requires you to be a little more daring, but if you massage it in an oil, it will turn tender. Also, you can't beat kale's nutrition among leafy greens.

Also, I'll put in a suggestion for swiss chard or red chard (or rainbow chard or any variety of chard); I put red chard in my omelet every morning, in place of the spinach I used to eat.


Edit

Spaghetti squash is awesome. You can now make spaghetti and meatballs again. You may rejoice.

Butternut squash is delicious roasted, but it's a bit of a hassle to peel and cut. Worth it, but not something I do very often.

Acorn squash is another squash that is delicious when roasted; it's also lower-maintenance than butternut squash, which is nice.

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(1097)

on June 03, 2013
at 11:27 PM

I second these squashes, but be careful with butternut if you'r epeeling it- makes some people's hands peel. (like me.) But, I love butternut. And butternut loves me.

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