I want to hack the (currently non-existent) vegetable part of my diet.
March 3, 2014 10:03 AM Subscribe
I have a question regarding nutrition and vegetable intake that the internet has so far been unable to answer. I need an Idiot's Guide to eating the fewest amount of vegetables possible while still getting what vegetables have to offer. Are you willing and able to guide this idiot?
posted by Poppa Bear to Health & Fitness (34 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I hate vegetables. I have decided in the last few months, however, that this is not a good enough reason for me to not eat them. I need help AskMe! I eat meat, bread, and dairy exclusively. I want to know what am I missing from vegetables (and fruits, if absolutely necessary), and what is the 1) identity of the fewest number of vegetables and 2) appropriate number of servings of those vegetables I would have to eat per day or week in order to get all of those things?
I'm not trying to learn how to cook or prepare in such a way that I look forward to eating plants; I am trying to figure out the most effective and efficient way to "take my vitamins". Thank you!
I don't care about cooking to taste or whatever, but I am into cooking/preparing in order to make things edible. I can eat a raw cucumber; I probably can't eat a raw pumpkin. Apologies if this question doesn't make sense. I'll try to clarify below if I'm so vegetable-ignorant that my question is fundamentally flawed.
TL;DR Pretend I'm going to Mars, forever. I can't afford variety in my diet for its own sake. What vegetables will I need to grow and eat in order to make up for what I'm missing in meat, bread, and dairy? I want a nutritionally complete diet and don't want to miss out on any of the "good stuff" that make optimally-functional humans.