Rants, Rules & Recipes

An Effort to End Nutritional Ignorance

RULE: Learn to Like Foods You Don’t Like

I get it. You don’t like brussels sprouts, farro seems foreign, and why would anyone order seaweed salad?

To my astonishment, there are tons of foods I am now LOVING that I wouldn’t have even tried on a ‘triple-dog-dare’ a few years ago.  That’s because a few years ago I thought I knew what I liked and didn’t like.

Don’t we all have periods in our lives when we liked and didn’t like things that now seem crazy?  Think: acid washed jean jackets, the banana clip, Bon Jovi, Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam. I used to beg for Capt’n Crunch cereal, Eggo mini waffles and Swiss Miss Cake Rolls.  And I thought the Suzuki Samurai bikini top was the coolest car made.  Had my tastes not changed, I’d be dating a loser and I’d look like a plus-size extra in a bad 80’s movie!

banana clip

Thankfully, you can change! and your taste buds too!

Recall that it takes ~ 15 tries to changes your taste.  Plus, when you know, think and feel something is good for you, it makes it a lot easier to swallow.

So try any of the following (a list of things I was afraid of just months ago) if you haven’t already.

Try ’em 15 times or so!

Learn to like, LOVE EVEN, healthy foods!

Swiss Chard

Kale

Seaweed salad

Wheat Grass

Miso soup

Tempeh

Quinoa

Bulgur

Farro

Millet

Soba noodles

Peppers

Mushrooms

Onions

Sprouts

Ginger root (not plain, unless that’s your thing)

Eggs (farm fresh of course)

And anything else edible that grows from the ground!

(Feel free to add your own suggestions here!)

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