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Looking for a nutritional substitute

  1. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 5 years ago

    I am a big ``Meat Lover``  I am what one refers to as a ``Meat and Potatoes man.``  Meat and Potato and occassionaly stir fried rice, are my staples. I enjoy almost any kind of meat beef,bison,pork,poultry,turkey,duck,goose,wild game like deer,and moose.
    I also enjoy fish like salmon, halibut, trout, and seafood like shrimp, scallops.

    I was forced to eat veggies as a kid and learned to hate them with a passion.

    I am not a fan of veggies though.
    I do enjoy potato,carrots,peas,corn,mushrooms,and yams. I also love tomatoes, although they are a fruit not a veggie.

    I am wondering if there are certain fruits or berries, that I can use either cooked or uncooked that I can use as a veggie substitute, to give me a more balanced and tasty meal.

    1. heavenbound5511 profile image80
      heavenbound5511posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Dave! Here's my shot at trying to help you!

      Goji berries have the same nutrients as fruits and vegetables and a significant placebo effect- look it up smile

      Nuts & seeds nutrients- http://www.healthalternatives2000.com/n … chart.html

      The link tells you what vitamins are in the fruits.
      http://www.healthalternatives2000.com/f … chart.html

      1. Dave Mathews profile image60
        Dave Mathewsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Heavenbound: Thank you for this one. Unfortunately these are not available in stores here in Ontario Canada.

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          HarrellAlfredo631posted 5 years agoin reply to this


          1. Dave Mathews profile image60
            Dave Mathewsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            What has this got to do with my question?

            1. Pearldiver profile image80
              Pearldiverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

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              1. WD Curry 111 profile image60
                WD Curry 111posted 5 years agoin reply to this

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    2. Dee aka Nonna profile image80
      Dee aka Nonnaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Dave, I feel your pain....although you proabably don't consider it pain.  I am not big on meat or fruit.  I love chicken and I do like a good hamburger.  I will eat fruit but not like everyday.  Now soft cookies and cake....that is my downfall.  I read something one time that when our bodies crave something we are deficient in some vitamin or mineral...   I found that when I upped my vitamin & mineral (with a really good ones) intake I didn't crave things quite so much and I begin to feel better. 

      I hope you get a good answer hear...I will definitely be reading hoping I find something to help me.  But do a little research...there is a ton of information.  I also read a book titled The China Study that helped me a great deal.

    3. Hui (蕙) profile image81
      Hui (蕙)posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You can try apple, which is common but is considered as the nutritional king in fruit kingdom. By the way, eating wild game is not a fancy idea. Actually, if eat too much of them, they'd become nutritionless.

  2. relache profile image90
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    Vegetables supply vital nutrients, things that can't be replaced by eating other foods.  If you really want to eat in a balanced fashion, you need to find more interesting, flavorful ways to cook vegetables, not replace them.  That's what's worked for me.

    1. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      that is right on -  and a great way to change things up is to roast veggies in an oven rather than steaming or boiling them.  It doesn't take long and the natural roasted flavors are wonderful, you can add some seasoning you like - garlic is great roasted along with any veggie - and then combined with toasted nuts in dishes, or salads, or just add some steamed rice - yum!   I also love curried vegetables, any curry sauce, yellow, red or green is great.  Veggies in burritos or tacos without any meat are also very good.  Make your own salsa with cilantro, tomatoes and onions and chilis.  Really explore spices.  I eat a lot less meat now that I know how to use seasonal vegetables.

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    jenuboukaposted 5 years ago

    Here's a secret tip there are no vegetables.  Or I should say there is no scientific term as such, it is either a plant part or fruit.  We can eat roots, steams, stalks, and leaves of a plant all else is know as some kind of fruit.  yes even nut is a fruit, it is an oily fruit.  Beans are fruits too. If you like to grill, when in doubt... just grill it.  For me a large portobella(sp) is great substitute for meat on the grill, granted it takes about three of them to do the job but hey it's good.

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    I like meat , too, but you can find ways to forgo flesh. I wrote a hub on my experiments with vegetarian meals.

    One good tip is using grains, especially bulgar wheat for ground beef dishes. It's a substitute that is almost unnoticed in your favorite recipes and a good way to start.

    http://rochelle-frank.hubpages.com/hub/ … Vegetarian

  5. Journey * profile image88
    Journey *posted 5 years ago

    If you want to ease into eating your vegetables, I recommend raw carrots which are quite tasty in my opinion. For the fruit suggestion, I would say sliced green apples. Best wishes in your proactive steps toward healthier eating.

  6. healthnutchef profile image61
    healthnutchefposted 5 years ago

    Roasting vegetables, as Mega1 said, makes them delicious. Also, learn to make simple vegetable muffins or pancakes. I make my muffins shallow so they are really mostly muffin tops, which have a nice, chewy texture. Learn to love spices. Try Tika Masala or Garam Masala sprinkled on before roasting or added to the muffin mix. The Masalas are a blend of spices with hints of clove and cinnamon, but they have undertones of savory flavors, too.