About Me

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?


2 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Sonya Says:

    Hi! I used to be a really picky eater too! I didn’t like any soda, any condiments but ketchup, any fruits, vegetables or salad, etc. Now I can eat just about everything and love 90% of it. I also have a major sweet tooth. I am not sure if you still want suggestions, as you have been blogging for some time now, but these are mine :). Suggestion one is always try new things. Your taste buds as an adult will often surprise you. Suggestion two is to roast your veggies in olive or vegetable oil at a high oven temp; google a recipe (they are very similar). They end up caramelizing naturally in the oven and get a lot sweeter! This works really well with all veggies including onions. I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t love roasted veggies, while most of us grew up with steamed or raw veggies which are pretty boring to many of us!!! Also the raw ones are a lot more bitter than steamed whereas, like I said, these will be a lot more sweet. Third, buy fruit in season only, and if you can afford it, from a farmers market. This will make it more likely to be ripe and also really sweet. Hope that helps :). Sorry if I am preaching to the choir!

    • Bob R Says:

      I haven’t come quite as far as you, but I am continuing to try new things. I have noticed that roasted veggies tend to be a little sweeter, but that doesn’t always help. It worked with carrots, but not so much for butternut squash. We’ve tried the local farmers market and weren’t impressed, but may try it again this summer. Thanks for the advice. I am always looking for ideas.

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