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Help me feed my father in law some vegetables


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Help me feed my father in law some vegetables

pumpkinspice | Nov 11, 2013 10:37 AM

Long time lurker, first time poster but after reading here for years I thought I would seek a little bit of advice myself.

My father in law hates vegetables (and dislikes most fruit) except for banana, ceaser, salad, carrots and corn. He is a terrible / picky eater (he eats out most of the time, high carbs, snacks on sweets, etc.) in general and a diabetic. He listens to no body but he recently had a bit of a health scare and promised his doctor he would eat half a serving of vegetables a day. I guess going from zero to something is an improvement.

Last week, I promised to help him with his vegetable intake. We carpool in the morning so I have been trying to bring him a snack every which contains a vegetable. The only raw vegetable I have been successful with was carrot sticks (we are up to 4 sticks!). My other success was with (not very sweet) banana bread and zucchini bread.

Hiding vegetables is OK too (I tell him it’s in there and he is fine if he can’t really see much of it, I mask the "veggie" flavour and it doesn’t resemble the raw thing!).

Any suggestions? My criteria is it needs to be easy to eat (in the car), tasty and something he wouldn’t mind eating in the morning. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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