fruit vs. veggies

I don’t like fruit.

This statement is shocking to me, because in my mind, I am a fruit-lover.

Yet, I can no longer deny my reality. Someway, somehow, over the course of these last few years, I’ve turned into a veggie-holic who all but shuns fruit.


I also do not like ice cream. But that’s a post for another year.

I’ve slowly, but surely, realized that whenever I serve my family fruit (grapes, apples, strawberries, peaches), I don’t touch it. I’ll choose squash casserole over peach pie. Red peppers over red raspberries. Veggie pizza over fruit pizza. Cauliflower w/ranch dip over pineapple w/marshmallowy cream cheese. Grilled zucchini over frozen grapes.


We spent Sunday after church at Gabe’s parents’ cabin. I ate cucumbers and onions, tomatoes with salt, homemade pickles, and a hamburger with garden-fresh tomatoes, onions, and lettuce. Heaven.

On Monday, I had more pickles, a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, more tomatoes w/salt, more cucumbers and onions, and a ham/salami sandwich with lettuce and tomatoes.

(I know tomatoes are technically a fruit. In my book, they’re a vegetable all the way.)

Today (Tuesday)–more, more, more veggies. No fruit.

My stomach hated me (stop the healthy! where’s the junk food?) on Sunday and Monday, but by Tuesday, it seemed to have adjusted nicely.

There is much more fresh, garden-y, vegetable goodness in my future for Wednesday.

I am very, very curious to know if you are a fruit-lover or a veggie-lover. Or maybe you love neither. Or both.

If you could only eat one or the other for the rest of your life, which would it be?

p.s. Doing a radio interview with a station in Santa Barbara, California tomorrow (Thursday) morning. Should be able to listen live at 7:45ish (ET) right here if you’re awake, bored, and have already had your quiet time. 🙂

34 thoughts on “fruit vs. veggies

  1. Lisa Wadsworth

    I recently thought about this and realized I LOVE FRUIT and veggies, not so much. I think I try to like veggies because it is the “hip” thing to be healthy, but besides broccoli, asparagus, artichoke, and fresh tomatoes, I really don’t like veggies especially pregnant, I have to make myself. I often feel a little guilty eating lunch with my more “healthy” friends that all order salads or the steam veggies instead of fries. I just can’t deny it anymore….I am Lisa Wadsworth and I don’t really like veggies. As with ice cream, not too much of a fan either but do like it every now and then, but it usually goes bad in the freezer. Bluebell ice cream is the best and I don’t know why we don’t get it here in Ohio.

  2. Mindy W.

    I love fruit and veggies. Except zuchinni … yuck! But if I could eat only one thing for the rest of my life it would be french bread with butter. Seriously, that is my favorite.

  3. Sarah S

    Fruit, hands down. I LOVE berries (it’s the best part of summer!), apples in the fall, oranges in the winter. Mmmm, mmm! Pretty much the only fruit I don’t like are melons and cherries. Veggies are good, too, but I’m much pickier there.

  4. Holly V.

    Veggies. LOVE fruit…but if I had to pick, it would be veggies.

    And I WISH I didn’t like ice cream… would save me alot of calories! LOL

  5. Stephanie

    Love, love, love both. Maybe, possibly, veggies have a slight advantage over fruit, but it’s not a big one.

    LOVE cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, green and red peppers. LOVE strawberries, red raspberries, pears, and kiwi. I eat fruit to satisfy my sweet tooth, as well. Especially now that I’m pregnant. A pear is much better for me than a bag of jolly ranchers.

    I must agree with you on the ice cream, though. Not a big fan. Sometimes, yes. Often, no. EXCEPT for Cold Stone’s cake batter ice cream. It doesn’t even count as ice cream. It’s in it’s own separate category.

  6. Amy

    I would definitely, DEFINITELY choose fruit. I could live the rest of my life without another vegetable. I eat them every day because I know that I am supposed to do that, and it’s a good example for my kids, and all that. However, I have too much of a sweet tooth to ever give up fruit entirely.

    I can’t wait to hear more about your dislike of ice cream. I’m so disappointed that even exposure to Blue Bell could not sway your opinion. 😉

  7. Megan@SortaCrunchy

    I like both. Seriously. But if I had to choose one or the other forEVER (Why? WHY?) I would have to go with fruit. I think a lifetime without crunchy apples, tart raspberries, or juicy peaches sounds like misery.

  8. Carrie

    Ooh, I do love fruit. I don’t mind some fresh lettuce or tomatoes on a sandwich or a salad once in a while, but yeah, if I could only choose one, it would be fruit all the way. 🙂

  9. Annie Luidhardt

    I love the fruit but I do love tomatoes!! I also really like broccoli but if I had to pick between veggies or fruit… I would for sure pick fruit!! Watermelon and grapes are my favorite!!!

  10. Sarah Montanye

    WHAT?!?! You don’t like ice cream?! Gasp…….. 🙂

    I’m definitely a fruit lover. I like veggies too but not nearly as much as I like fruit. But then again, give me a homemade garden salsa and I’d eat the whole bowl…alright so I’m all over the place 🙂

  11. Kelli

    I find myself having to force myself to eat veggies! I could eat FRUIT all the time!! LOVE it! I definitely consider tomato a veggie so that I can say I love all fruit. 🙂

  12. Risha

    I love them both, but fruit is definitely my favorite. I love a much greater variety of fruit than veggies. Summer is the best…I love peaches, strawberries, blueberries, plums, pineapple, grapes, plums, pears, kiwi, and of course, apples, oranges and bananas. I really don’t care for much any melon, but that’s about the only fruit I don’t like!

  13. Denise

    I like both. But to be honest, we rarely have any fresh of either in our house. See, while I like them both, I rarely crave them. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good salad – in fact Ruby Tuesday’s is my favorite place to get one. And I love fruit – especially bananas! Mmmmm! Don’t get me wrong, we eat veggies (love frozen!), but we don’t stock pile fresh.

    So I would vote eating fruit the rest of my life, I can do without veggies, but to live without banana’s would just crush me!

  14. Mary

    FRUIT. This isn’t even a question. Although all the veggie lovers surprise me!

    We really need to work on your dislike of ice cream…

  15. Mary

    Okay have to say I don’t know why the word “there” is in my first sentence on my last comment! LOL Maybe I was thinking another sentence for a while?

  16. Mary

    Fruit more than veggies and I hate to say that it’s gotten worse after there back-to-back babies. I was scared to eat most veggies while nursing so it’s like I lost my desire for all things green! I’m trying to eat more salads again because I used to love salad but I am eating fruit like crazy. Must be summertime…oh and my weird quirk about fruit? Everything but bananas has to be refrigerated, (very very cold,) to eat it. I don’t like it room temperature! Isn’t that odd? I’m not very high-maintenance I don’t think…

  17. Jennifer

    Neither. I enjoy eating apples every now and then, but for the most part, I could cut all fruit and veggies out of my diet and not miss them.

    Ice cream, on the other hand, is a different story altogether. Seriously, you don’t like ice cream at all?!

  18. Meg @ Spicy Magnolia

    definitely veggies, which is really odd because i have the most ferocious sweet tooth! so if it were a choice between veggies and chocolate, hands down, chocolate. but you’re asking about veggies v. fruits, so veggies! 🙂

  19. joyce

    I love veggies but I practically live on fruit. I’d hate to choose but if I were it would be fruit. Especially summertime. My mind cannot wrap around the idea of someone not eating fruit in the summertime. I’m pretty sure I could eat an entire watermelon myself.

    I’m with you on the tomatoes..they are a vegetable all the way. Love them too!

  20. Holly B.

    Like eating both fresh and in season, but when forced to choose? The fruit wins(pairing fruit with chocolate is clearly a key factor. While chocolate-covered strawberries are amazing, I just can’t picture chocolaty veggies).

  21. Michaela

    I love both, but would definitley choose veggies if I had to choose one. Raspberries and pineapple, fresh pineapple, are my weekness. I tend to eat my fruit to satisfy my sweet tooth so if I couldn’t do that there’s always junk food right???

  22. Tarah

    Love fruit! However, also love veggies and would pick them over fruit if forced to choose. I am having a moment of sadness for you that you never eat fruit.

  23. Martha

    Hey dear.. I don’t like ice cream either!!
    And I don’t eat much fruit after buying it. I eat the veggies!!! So we’re more alike than we even knew.

    love you

  24. Emily Kay

    I’m a veggie-lover too. I do like watermelon, cantelope, and the occasional peach though. And I love, love, LOVE strawberry pie and strawberry shortcake…but I guess that doesn’t quite count as a fruit. 😉

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