In many households, you will often find a baby or child that refuses to eat their vegetables or some other food. In my family, I was that fussy child. Actually, I still am – but I am determined to change that with your help.
I’ve been a fussy eater for as long as I can remember. I don’t eat fruit and only eat a few vegetables. I do eat meat and a few cheeses. I consider myself sort of a reverse vegetarian, which I guess is the same as saying I’m a carnivore. I also have a major sweet tooth and can put away a lot of sweets in one sitting.
Fortunately for me, I inherited a fast metabolism from my dad who is also tall and thin. His second wife was an Italian woman who made it her mission in life to put some weight on him. She failed.
Although I was blessed with a fast metabolism, my family medical history isn’t the greatest. I have cancer and stroke on my mom’s side of the family and on my dad’s side, we have diabetes and stroke. My dad always used to say he’d see a doctor when they take him to one in an ambulance. He kept that philosophy right up until the time they did just that. He had a minor stoke and one artery was around 90% blocked. I’m trying not to follow in his footsteps so I’m trying to eat a little healthier. That’s not very easy when you are a picky eater like me.
Most healthy meals tend to include things I don’t like, but I’m trying to expand the list of things I’ll eat. I’m looking for advice on how to go about that. I’ll also offer advice on dealing with fussy eaters based on my own experiences. I’ll include recipes that I try, and let you know if they are fussy eater approved.
So what are your suggestions?