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    How many servings of veggies do you have a day, and which ones are your favorites?

    I'm trying to up my veggie intake for health and funsies and just wanted to get an idea of what amount others eat on a daily basis.

    Edit: I'm also curious about eating fresh vs. raw veggies. I love 'em cooked, but have been wondering if I should mix it up? Eating a cold piece of broccoli just doesn't do it for me
    Last edited by miniGrokette; 09-15-2013, 04:48 PM.

  • #2
    I generally eat veggies at each meal and overall about 50/50 raw and cooked.

    A salad for me is a good 5-6 cups with lots of leafy greens, Italian parsley, tomatoes, red peppers and onions. Outside of salad about a cup of veg is a serving for me and sometimes two types at each meal.

    The only veg I don't like are mushrooms and cooked carrots. My favorite starchy choices are sweet potato and kaboucha squash. I love a variety of greens, cruciferous among others too. Nori is another favorite.

    I also eat 2-3 fruit servings daily.

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    • #3
      I don't eat veg like broccoli or cauliflower raw. Not appealing to me.

      For raw veggies I like cucumber, tomatoes, onions, scallions, red, yellow and orange peppers, carrots, celery, jicama ...

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      • #4
        Well dang Cookie! That all sounds great. I don't care too much for mushrooms either. I'm thinking of going for making a vegetarian snack/meal every day as a way to force some veggie creativity. Those salads look wonderful! I can actually afford sardines so I will have to give that a try!

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        • #5
          Love roasted beets too or in a carrot, apple and beet salad in which you use raw grated beets.

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          • #6
            Not a fan of veggies. I eat meat, fish, eggs, cheese. Veggies are only a flavor enhancer, so I don't count. On a veggie day, I might eat, up to four ounces of tomato, avocado, onions, greens, or mushrooms. Otherwise, less or none.
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            • #7
              Over the Summer I was eating PILES of fruit and veg. Now I eat 50-1200g of starchy stuff a day, a piece of fruit maybe every three and some fungi or greens once or twice a day.
              Not much veg is needed when you eat as much offal and raw and/or fermented meat as I do, though.
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              • #8
                Usually 0. I prefer fruits like avocado and coconut, berries, etc. Also organ meats and ferments, yes. But lately my wife is on a broccoli kick and so I end up with the rest of the frozen veggie mix, carrots and cauliflower. Been eating them well-done without trouble. I think I like it again, after a long campaign of no veggies. Maybe I'm just bored with steak and eggs, if that's even possible.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cookie` View Post
                  I generally eat veggies at each meal and overall about 50/50 raw and cooked.
                  Ditto. Raw can be a crudité (carrot sticks, radish quarters, snap peas, green beans) dipped in guacamole, spicy sour cream, or tapenade, or a tossed salad with or without lettuce. Unless I'm at a salad bar, I find lettuce annoying so I just toss and coat grape tomatoes, artichoke hearts, bell peppers, cucumber, scallion, etc. in some olive oil, vinegar, and dried Italian or French seasonings.

                  Steam, sauté, roast, and soup/stew all have their place. Depends on the cuisine.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by miniGrokette View Post
                    How many servings of veggies do you have a day, and which ones are your favorites?I'm trying to up my veggie intake for health and funsies and just wanted to get an idea of what amount others eat on a daily basis.
                    I dont' know, it varies. 1, 2, 7, 10. What is a serving? Do you mean how many different veggies? What if I eat nothing but leftover roasted cauliflower with each meal? Or 2 big ass salads a day?

                    I like almost anything. Except celery, fennel, cilantro, olives, green peppers. And I don't tolerate raw onions or garlic


                    Edit: I'm also curious about eating fresh vs. raw veggies. I love 'em cooked, but have been wondering if I should mix it up? Eating a cold piece of broccoli just doesn't do it for me [/QUOTE]

                    Sometimes I'm on a salad kick, sometimes I only want to roast every veggie in bacon fat. Right now we're trying to consume all the tomatoes that keep coming from my garden before the go bad.

                    If the number of foods you like outnumber the number of foods you don't like, don't force yourself to eat the gross ones. My kids turn their noses up at sweet potatoes, yams and squash. Oh well. They'll eat your raw broccoli.
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                    • #11
                      My favorite veggie?

                      Lacto-fermented.

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                      • #12
                        My wife is on a relatively restricted FODAMPs style thing at the moment, so we pretty much just stick to mushrooms, carrots, spinach (and related) and tomatoes.

                        I have mushrooms with breakfast every morning, and we basically always eat carrots in the evenings. Green leafy veggies as the mood takes us.
                        Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
                          Usually 0. I prefer fruits like avocado and coconut, berries, etc. Also organ meats and ferments, yes. But lately my wife is on a broccoli kick and so I end up with the rest of the frozen veggie mix, carrots and cauliflower. Been eating them well-done without trouble. I think I like it again, after a long campaign of no veggies. Maybe I'm just bored with steak and eggs, if that's even possible.
                          Oooh! Have you had fermented catfish yet?
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                          • #14
                            I normally eat:

                            Sweet potato, carrots, broccoli, parsnips and brocollini

                            I only roast them, I like them crispy and crunchy, I chuck them in salads and have them as sides with meat or chicken.

                            I coat the veggies in coconut oil melted down and then put in herbs, cayenne pepper etc, parsnips I prefer more than carrots, they are worth a try.

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                            • #15
                              I generally have raw veggies for breakfast and lunch, and cooked for supper. Cucumbers, celery, radishes, spinach, cabbage, rutabaga, carrots are my raw staples. For cooked veggies, I like all types of cabbages, squashes, beets, carrots, muchrooms and beans/peas. I do love eggplants and tomatoes, but try to reduce it atm because of joint pains. I add bell peppers sometimes, but don't like them much. I often make yam dehydrated chips. And, obviously, lots of onions and garlic in cooking.
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