Do you ever crave vegetables?

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  1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image81
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 12 years ago

    Do you ever crave vegetables?

    I totally dislike Veganism - I find it full of hypocrisy.

    But whatever - I sometimes get some truly intense cravings for certain vegetables, and I always greatly enjoy fulfilling those urges.

    Mostly....I have been craving greens: Mustard greens, turnip greens, collard greens, etc.

    Do you ever crave specific vegetables?  If so, what are they?

  2. Victoria Lynn profile image88
    Victoria Lynnposted 12 years ago

    I LOVE veggies! and if I don't have them regularly, I start craving them. I usually have V8 juice in my fridge, so for a quick fix, I'll drink some of that. Sometimes spinach satisfies the craving. The iron in it, perhaps? I also crave loaded garden salads. I have to have tomatoes every day or so. Even in the winter, I have to have tomatoes, so I buy the most unripe ones I can find and set them in the window sill to ripen better and have better flavor. Sometimes I crave broccoli. Go figure....

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    Gofygureposted 12 years ago

    I crave spinach regularly. Iron deficiency?

    I also have a need for tomatoes every now and again, which is why I value canning so much!

  4. ishwaryaa22 profile image81
    ishwaryaa22posted 12 years ago

    I like certain vegetables a lot.  At times, I crave for potatoes, corn, spinach, mushrooms, cucumbers and tomatoes.  I like them in salads or healthy dishes.

  5. The Frog Prince profile image70
    The Frog Princeposted 12 years ago

    Wesman - I'm a veggie-oholic.  Does that count?

  6. joanwz profile image80
    joanwzposted 12 years ago

    In the fall I frequently find myself craving orange veggies - pumpkin, butternut squash, carrots. In the spring I find I crave green veggies like spinach, romaine letuce, broccoli.

  7. justom profile image59
    justomposted 12 years ago

    I like most all veggie's and have one every night with dinner but I will always be an animal eater. I do especially like all the greens you mentioned (mustard's are the best). A friend of mine on F.B. turned me on to a diet I've been on for a long time but didn't know it, vagitarian :-P Hahahaha!!! I've been waiting to use that for days!!

  8. moonfairy profile image73
    moonfairyposted 12 years ago

    I love all kinds of veggies but will actually crave spinach and collard greens. If I've gone a couple of days without a fresh salad, I begin to crave that too. and I adore cold radishes with a sprinkle of salt, to me they're incredibly refreshing!! I might as well keep Is there anything more delicious than a sun-warmed tomato picked right off the vine??? so sweet and succulent smile

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    Deb Welchposted 12 years ago

    I have vegetables every day.  I crave Spaghetti Squash, or salad.

  10. Rosalinem profile image61
    Rosalinemposted 12 years ago

    Cabbage. I wonder what happens but until I eat cabbage whether I am full or not I just must have cabbage (The green Cabbage)

  11. LaThing profile image61
    LaThingposted 12 years ago

    We always have veggies with all are meals, so I haven't been in that situation to say that i am craving them. But I do crave CHOCOLATE, if that can count as veggie smile

  12. algarveview profile image74
    algarveviewposted 12 years ago

    I've actually never experienced that craving, but I often find myself craving soup, which is all about vegetables, so I don't know if the reasons are the same. Anyway, usually when we crave some sort of food is because we are missing the nutrients that that particular food product has, that's the way our body has of telling us what we need. That's also an explanation for the cravings on pregnant women. If you want to check out my soup recipes, which are a great solution for eating veggies, read this hub: … anean-Diet

  13. shamelabboush profile image51
    shamelabboushposted 12 years ago

    Craving for vegetables is similar to any craving. I many times crave for lettuce, corn and cucumber.

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    johnnymnemonicposted 12 years ago

    Of course I do. I'm addicted to spinach from my early childhood on. It's only about the taste, though, no superpowers granted.. smile

  15. John Holden profile image61
    John Holdenposted 12 years ago

    My craving changes with the season, I can't abide this constant supply of out of season vegetables! At the moment it's tender stemmed broccoli almost every day. I'm already looking forward to the first asparagus of the season though it will be a couple of months yet!
    Got to have tomatoes nearly every day but haven't had a really tasty one for more years than I care to remember - many years ago a greengrocer friend told me the best way of picking a tasty tomato was to smell it, if it smelled of cat pee it would taste really good.They did! Mostly I make do with canned tomatoes.
    For the few weeks they are in season, curly Kale and sprouting broccoli.

    Potatoes I love but they hate me, I have a reaction to one of the toxins in them which results in instant projectile vomiting! I don't eat potatoes very often you'll be pleased to know, usually roast or chips are fairly safe, but not always.

    Oh, I'm a veggie by the way. Just thought I'd mention it.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image81
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That is truly interesting.  I wonder what specific variety of tomato he was referring to, or if he meant all of them?

    2. John Holden profile image61
      John Holdenposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      All of them I think.

  16. dipsmi profile image65
    dipsmiposted 12 years ago

    even though I am a die hard meat lover, there are times when I crave veggies. I just love okra. Okra fry, okra curry are just my favorite.

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    oceansiderposted 11 years ago

    Yes, I do actually crave veggies a lot of the time.  Mostly I want spinach, which I steam, put some butter and lemon....and love eating it!!  Broccoli, asparagus, these are others I crave a lot.  Oh yeah, and black beans....on a corn tortilla with tomatoes and melted cheddar cheese!!  This may sound funny....but I love veggies more than any sweets, they're so delicious, healthy, and when I start running out of them, I run to the store to get more.  It's the same way for me with fruit, I can't go without that either, and I crave it too.

  18. GlitterNdiaperS profile image59
    GlitterNdiaperSposted 11 years ago

    Yes, I do I crave freshly steamed and seasoned asparagus! Mmmm my favorite! smile

  19. Stove And Home profile image93
    Stove And Homeposted 10 years ago

    I find since I was about 35 (I'm 37 now), I have almost ridiculous cravings for vegetables every day. I eat meat too, but I fill my husband's and my plates with big servings of sauteed veggies, roasted veggies, or salads every single day.

    I don't know if the cravings have to do with getting older and my body telling me I need more nutrition or what, but I drool over photos of veggie recipes I want to make. When I cook them I put the food on a large serving platter in the middle of the dining table, so we can savor all the beautiful colors of the veggies before we attack them.

    My cravings lately are for sweet potatoes. In general I am big on mushrooms, spinach, red bell peppers, red potatoes, Brussels sprouts, parsnips, pumpkin, sugar snap peas, you name it!

  20. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 10 years ago

    since last month, our family has been craving for bittergourd! Read from newspaper that bittergourd helps to get rid of toxins in our body. So i went hunting for recipes and started to but bittergourd. Now, we are hooked to this bitter vegetable.

  21. Penny G profile image60
    Penny Gposted 9 years ago

    I do and the greener the better. I don't eat meat, but that doesn't mean I eat all veggies either. My body knows what it needs and lets me know.

  22. Spanish Food profile image75
    Spanish Foodposted 6 years ago

    I'm always craving cruciferous vegetables like kale, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, or Brussels sprouts. I wondered for a long time why I'm drawn to these particular veggies so consistently; now I think it may be the potassium, since I dehydrate easily. But who knows? They're also high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and folic acid. I figure, my body knows best.

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    Diana Abrahamsonposted 6 years ago

    I love eating an array of vegetables in balance. My favourite is cauliflower and mushrooms.Also fond of butternut. Love baking it in the oven with a little brown sugar and cinnamon sprinkled over it.


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