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4/11/12 8:48 A

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Jane- I have all kinds of texture issues wih fruits and vegetables. I do like some of each but not enough variety to keep things interesting.

I think a great way to get more fruit is a smoothie. Grinding everything up takes away most of the texture. (I still don't like berries. They are seedy.) I love my magic bullet. I keep sliced frozen bananas in the freezer and buy frozen cherries or pineapple. About half a banana and a cup of some other frozen fruit, a scoop a vanilla protien powder and some milk. The bananas really help the texture of the smotthie.

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4/7/12 10:43 P

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we used to make that cole slaw for our wed. night dinner at church. i'd never heard of it before then, but i like it. i just started eating strawberries within the last couple years.
i'm weird in my eating too.
that's what makes us unique!!

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4/7/12 10:21 P

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Yikes! Pineapple. In your slaw? I know lots of people use apple in various salads, and I think it would go OK with cabbage, but pineapple is one of the WORST of the fruits, texture-wise, for me. All that pulpy stuff that's impossible to chew up. How can you stand it? The flavor's OK, but I don't even like the juice because it's cloudy and opaque.

I know, I'm weird. But yeah, I've tried lite cool whip and it's good. Expensive, though; store-brand topping is much cheaper but doesn't come in lite. Oh well. I'll pick some up next time I shop, and see about using it with some fruit.

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4/7/12 3:47 P

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they have lite cool whip.
i wish i liked raw carrots. i hate celery fix anyway. i pick carrots out of my tv dinners because they are too crisp. hate mushrooms. the only dressing i like is italian and an asian ginger. i used to make a cole slaw with shredded cabbagem apples, tidbit pineapple with marzetti dressing. probably spelled that wrong.

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4/7/12 1:24 P

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Cool Whip--Now THAT's an idea I can use! Thanks!

I like cooked vegetables, and I like raw vegetables, but not "tender-crisp." I learned to like my veggies raw, not so much for nutritional reasons as because I'm lazy. Wash it, cut it up, and put a LITTLE BIT of salad dressing on it--that's less work than cooking.

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4/7/12 9:49 A

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i'm not too keen on the veggo=ies to raw, i need it tender. i used to steam broccoli, potatoes, carrots (there is a recipe for honey and carrots).

i get those little peach cups (comes in a package of 4) i pour it into a shortcake cup, smire some lite cool whip on top...but then i dribble lite chocolate syrup over all that.

guess i think if it says 'lite' it must be okay.

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4/7/12 12:54 A

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Broccoli, especially raw, does have a strong flavor. I think honey--or any sweet salad dressing, like french or my favorite Western--makes perfect sense, if it helps you get the broccoli down! Personally, I like the stuff, but I can sympathize with not liking it.

Maybe I should get me some non-fat chocolate syrup and see if I can make myself eat more fruit. Death by Dipping! (Not literally, I hope!)

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4/7/12 12:38 A

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hey, chocolate and marshmallow dips sounds good to me. i think chocolate can go on anything.
i don't know too much about dips myself. i think awhile back i tried honey on broccoli...is that weird?

i know i used to dip my oreos in oj and people thought it weird.

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4/6/12 8:16 P

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Hi, Court17, thanks for the welcome.

I haven't tried the fruit-with-dip idea, but I'm open to it. In general, I'm not crazy about dips, but Western salad dressing works well with raw vegetables. Somehow, it doesn't seem quite right for fruits, though. What kind of dip do you suggest for fruit? All I can think of is chocolate or marshmallow cream! lol

The trouble is, it's not generally the flavors of fruit I object to, it's the textures. I don't know if a dip would help with that. For instance, I like strawberry-FLAVORED things, but a strawberry dipped in something (even chocolate) would still have gritty little seeds.

How important is it, nutritionally, to eat fruit? Can't I get by with my veggies?

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4/6/12 1:06 P

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hi jane, welcome to the team. i'm a bit like you with fruit. i dislike more veggies though. i too like apples, but have to be tender if in pie. i don't like watermelom.

have you tries eating fruit with some kind of dip you like?

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Hello, everyone. I've just signed up for SparkPeople and am feeling a little overwhelmed, but I'm hoping to get a handle on this site soon.

Meanwhile, this is one forum where I surely belong. I've always been a picky eater. I don't like raw tomatoes, or cottage cheese, or mayonnaise, cucumbers, or anything pickled. The list could be much longer!

My biggest problem is that I don't like fruits. Most of them are messy and/or have seeds or are mushy or gritty--I have serious "texture" issues! Pears are gritty, mangoes and guavas have smells that turn me off, bananas get icky brown spots, strawberries and raspberries have those tiny gritty seeds, cherries and grapes have skins, oranges are pulpy and the juice runs down my chin, and people actually expect me stick my face into a slice of watermelon--yuck!

I love candy and other sweets; what does every diet say? "When you crave something sweet, enjoy a lovely piece of fresh fruit." If only! Eating fruit is a "duty," not a pleasure.

I will eat apples (cut into slices), cantaloupe or watermelon (cut up, no seeds), bananas (no brown spots), applesauce, or peaches (canned only--the fresh ones are messy and fuzzy). I'll drink apple juice or grape juice. I actually LIKE apple pie, and can tolerate peach pie. As far as I can recall at this moment, that covers my menu of edible fruits.

I do enjoy orange juice, lemonade, and lemon-flavored anything--but my acid reflux prevents me from allowing myself much citric acid.

I'm learning to like yogurt because I know it's good for me, but then--most flavors contain fruit.

Have you ever seen a weight-loss plan that doesn't urge us to eat fruit every day? And expect us to be happy about it?

I'm not a total loss; in general, I enjoy vegetables, and eat lots of fresh salad (with broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, radishes, etc. in addition to the greens).

Thanks for letting me rant. I haven't figured out how to see what others have posted here, but I'm working on it.



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