Picky Eater

Those that know me well know that I am a 'picky' eater.I think I have been that way ever since I can remember. In my opinion though I am not a needy picky eater. I don't put pressure on other people to choose where to eat or what to make. I can find something at almost all restaurants and I have gotten a lot better at figuring something out if we go somewhere new or that I wouldn't really pick. The one person it's hard to go out to eat with is my sister because she usually likes more ethnic places that I'm too chicken to try, because I'm afraid I won't be able to find something. She is pretty good at compromising though.

Contrary to what some people may believe, I don't really enjoy being picky, especially the older I get. I would love to just eat anything - so many people post things on Facebook and Pinterest that look so appetizing but (see below).

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A quick list of what makes me 'picky': Not a fan of vegetables, don't like 'weird' textures, can't get past smelly or strange looking foods, and not really into mixed-up foods (casseroles, etc).

As I have gotten older, I have done a lot better at trying new things in my quest to like more foods, although it isn't always successful. Because let's face it, who wants to be picky? Which brings me to a point I have heard, although not for a long time, that being picky is a choice. Really? You think I enjoy eating a small array of things? I wish I liked more foods but I'm not going to force myself to eat something that is not good.

However!! I read this article the other day as I was Google-ing how to get over being a picky eater and I thought these were good tips. I have also decided that I am going to try to do a blog every week about trying new food! I wanted to do "Food Friday" but I don't think I will be very good at blogging on a Friday after dinner...but we'll see! I am going to start this in August so that I have a little time to get recipes and a plan and such together. I am glad to be blogging about this so that I will be held accountable for this little escapade! No chickening out!
One thing that I already have started is that I am getting together with some friends to create a bunch of meals to throw in the freezer. Hopefully we can share some ideas to help get me started on my quest to broaden my taste buds! I'm also glad to have dinners premade so that Clint and I don't eat cereal for the rest of our lives!

So feel free to join me in my food adventures!!

1 comment:

  1. Leslie, I am also a picky eater. It drives Andrew crazy sometimes...and I actually do feel bad about it. I have gotten better about trying to get over it lately as well. I have been seeking out recipes that use ingredients that I don't like to try to incorporate them into things that look pretty good. For instance I made these zucchini pancakes last week. I don't really like zucchini. But fried up into a precious little pancake with a sour cream and wine sauce all over it...not too shabby.

    Anyway....I stand with you on this endeavor. :-) Good luck.