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My name is Rai (pronounced "Ray", it's "Rain" without the "n"). The last time I had meat - i.e. when I officially decided that vegetarianism is for me - was January 27th, 2007. So not long ago. I am not finding it difficult at all to resist meat. No cravings or anything. But I am finding it difficult to incorporate more vegetables into my diet. I am open to try new things, but there are several foods that I dislike. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for someone who does not like many vegetables, loves fruit, and only eats whole grain carbohydrates (brown rice, oats, whole wheat breads/bagels, etc.). Also, I do not drink milk, but I do drink soy.<br><br><br><br>
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Yeah vegetables suck!!! in my opinion...um I am a total carb guy..I don't overfill of course but it rounds out maybe 80 percent of my daily intake. My personal eating plan consists of:<br><br><br><br>
1 peanut butter sandwhich<br><br>
2 Morningstar burgers.<br><br>
2 oatmeal bars.<br><br>
1 tall glass of happiness<br><br><br><br>
Each of those items consists of a wheat bread substitute. ...except the Oatmeal...Also if you want to spice it up you can also get some Smartdogs ( veggie dogs) that are really great!!!<br><br><br><br>
I am also looking to get some protein in there ( even though the Morningstar productrs are a good source)..so protein shakes are good!
 

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Don't avoid vegetables. Most people don't eat enough veggies, vegetarian or otherwise. At least find something like V8 that makes for a decent veggie substitute. Or try a new type of veggie every week until you find a couple that you like.<br><br><br><br>
I would recommend googling the vegetarian food pyramid, to get a general feel for what proportions of different types of foods to eat. You don't have to follow it strictly, but it's a good starting point. And make sure you are getting enough vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids. Those are the nutrients that are hardest to get in a veg*n diet. I'm new at this, too, and I've found that my soy milk is a great source of B12. I do walnuts and flaxseed oil for the omega-3, plus the little bit that's in the soy milk.<br><br><br><br>
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Time to widen your horizons. Most people dislike veggies because they haven't eaten them prepared properly. Veggies are DELICIOUS and i'm NOT talking the ones that come from cans. I used to be picky too, until I discovered that the way my parents "cooked" vegetables was really the way they RUINED vegetables, lol. Find some recipes online and make some fresh veggie recipes. If you are vegetarian but hate vegetables, you are gonna drive people who want to cook for you nuts, lol. ;-) Good luck on your journey!
 

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Have a look at this thread <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=67026" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ad.php?t=67026</a>
 

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Let's start here -- Which vegetables DO you like? How do you prepare them?<br><br>
Which vegetables are you willing to eat, even if you don't really like them? How are they prepared?<br><br>
Which vegetables do you hate the MOST?<br><br><br><br>
These questions will help to give us an idea of the type of flavours and textures you do and do not like to suggest other things you might enjoy!
 

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Time to widen your horizons. Most people dislike veggies because they haven't eaten them prepared properly. Veggies are DELICIOUS and i'm NOT talking the ones that come from cans. I used to be picky too, until I discovered that the way my parents "cooked" vegetables was really the way they RUINED vegetables, lol. Find some recipes online and make some fresh veggie recipes. If you are vegetarian but hate vegetables, you are gonna drive people who want to cook for you nuts, lol. ;-) Good luck on your journey!</div>
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Hah yeah same.<br><br>
my mothers way of cooking any vegetable is boiling it and serving it plain in huge amounts. as much as i like corgettes(er, zuccini?) eating half a plate worth is not good. roasting them with thyme and other veg = mmmmm.<br><br>
when i went veggie years ago i was determined to show her i DID like vegetables that wasnt potato/raw carrot so forced them down anyway. now i'll eat any hah.<br><br><br><br>
curry is also a good thing to get vegetables, if you like that. and mixed in with pasta sauces
 
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