Eating Styles: Veggie Edition! Sam July 28, 2011 Eating Styles 8 Comments You knew it had to happen sometime. Sure we can play around and poll you about fun foods like pizza, hamburgers, french fries and all your other favorites, but eventually we’re going to have to sober up and ask you how you like to eat that dreaded food: vegetables. Nobody likes vegetables, but seeing as they take up over a quarter of the plate on the new USDA MyPlate* guidelines, we’re gonna have to put up with them. So the question is, how do you make your veggies more tolerable? Let’s be clear: when I say “vegetables,” I don’t mean the obscure ones like jicama or eggplant. I’m talking about veggie tray fare: broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cucumbers, celery, cherry tomatoes, and the like. Do you dip them? If so, what sauce? Or do you prefer them cooked? Do you like them as part of another dish, like casserole? Or salad? Or maybe you’ve said, “Screw that cruel USDA MyPlate and its blatant disregard for vegetable rights,” and have sworn them off entirely. Vote for your favorite vegetable consumption method below and tell us why you voted the way you did in the comments. [poll id=”245″] *Notice the lack of a space between the words “My” and “Plate” in “MyPlate,” which renders it savvy and, in the words of internal USDA office memos, “hip to the new generation.” The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Sam My name is Sam and all I care about is food. Latest posts by Sam (see all) Quick Bite: French Toast Crunch - March 8, 2014 Eating Styles: Would You Eat Horse Meat? - November 18, 2013 Deep Fried Everything Ep 153 - November 14, 2013 8 Responses Hannah July 28th, 2011 Why isn’t frying them an option? Reply Alan July 28th, 2011 Peanut Butter! Reply Joy Lewis July 28th, 2011 I love them grilled with just a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. Reply Marie Theis July 28th, 2011 Au natural! Save the extra calories for other food groups Reply Jennifer July 28th, 2011 I eat celery and carrots with ranch and/or sour cream dips. Otherwise I cook or steam them. Reply Eick July 29th, 2011 I could eat salads for days, but when it comes to these types of veggies my only celery & carrot consumption seems to be alongside a dozen wings or in soup. Cherry tomatoes though I can eat straight up by the handful. Reply Cynthia July 29th, 2011 vegetables are, like the commercial says, “too vegetably”, but I can eat raw baby carrots when I have to. (sigh) And my wasteline shows it, unfortunately. Reply Sam July 29th, 2011 Baby carrots are one of my favorites! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current day month ye@r * Leave this field empty * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.