What food do you eat just because "it's good for you"?

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  1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
    Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago

    What food do you eat just because "it's good for you"?

    I mean, you don't really like it much, but you eat it because you think it has some health benefit.

  2. UnnamedHarald profile image96
    UnnamedHaraldposted 3 years ago

    Oatmeal and raisins-- but liberally sprinkled with brown sugar.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oatmeal can be boring. You might try stirring in some pumpkin puree, cinnamon and nutmeg (all good for you. too) and make it taste more like pumpkin pie. Keep the brown sugar.

  3. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    Probably tofu. There are a handful of 'right' ways to cook tofu and a mountain of 'wrong' ways to cook it. You would think that a dish that is so easily messed up, would keep me away. But it's too convenient for a vegetarian to ignore. So I keep buying it and trying to nail down the best cooking methods.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think I've found the 'right' way. I think the best way to use tofu is to blend it into a berry smoothie-- gives a nice creamy texture.

    2. M. T. Dremer profile image94
      M. T. Dremerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      The best use I've found is a seasoned 'strip'. Which is delicious but takes a long time to make right. I wrote a hub about it: http://mtdremer.hubpages.com/hub/How-to … ofu-Strips

  4. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 3 years ago

    I've recently started to eat some artichoke and peppers(not together) because they are deemed healthy.
    I really don't like the taste of artichoke so it has to be hidden in some type of sauce.
    I can deal with mild to medium peppers and I'm trying to eat stuffed peppers more often. They are not my favorites by far!

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I get a bunch of small mild peppers-- red yellow and orange every couple of weeks, I chop them with green beans or zuchinni  or into sauces and soups to make them look pretty. Colorful veggies have lots of nutrients.

  5. profile image54
    Flymetothemoonposted 3 years ago

    I really don't care for milk but I've been told I don't get enough calcium so I stick with it.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      There are lots of good foods with calcium, but milk is an easy way to get it. Maybe some cookies would make it taste better?

  6. Kristen Howe profile image88
    Kristen Howeposted 3 years ago

    Brussels sprouts and asparagus, some red meats like beef and pork.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I developed a taste for asparagus; I like it now.  I didn't think I liked Brussels sprouts, but once at a nice restaurant, they were the vegetable of the day,
      steamed, tender and tasty. Surprise! They have to be fresh and cooked right.

  7. liesl5858 profile image87
    liesl5858posted 3 years ago

    Beetroot and swede, these two vegetables I do not like the taste of it but I know they are healthy to eat so what I did, I tried to roast the beetroot with the carrots and potatoes, then I tasted it and I quite like it. Even though I hated beetroot, I eat it now. Swede is like a boring vegetable for me, it has no taste at all but like the beetroot I know it is good for us so I eat it but it has to be mashed with butter, salt and pepper to give it a bit of taste.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Had to look up swede-- it is called rutabaga in the US. I don't think I've ever eaten it, but it seems similar to turnip which is also OK mashed with salt pepper and butter. Beets are  fine, especially pickled, but they can be messy to prepare.

  8. Old-Empresario profile image80
    Old-Empresarioposted 3 years ago

    Grilled chicken salad. Bland, blah--don't care for it.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I guess it could be spiced up with a tasty marinade,dressing, or seasoning. I'm thinking a spicy sweet Thai dipping sauce would be good.

  9. hubsy profile image80
    hubsyposted 3 years ago

    Grapefruit: It's just so sour and really doesn't taste that good. I really can't enjoy it no matter what I do to it, but it's good for you, so I eat it...

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not a big fan of grapefruit-- though the pink variety is a little milder-tasting. It also interferes with a lot of medications,  my husband can't eat it, so I don't buy it.

  10. profile image0
    Diana Abrahamsonposted 2 years ago

    Turnips are not my favourite vegetable. In soup it is fine as the taste is masked.

 
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