Jan 21, 2014

Healthy Foods I Wish I Liked

As I have started to clean up my eating, I have tried a lot of new foods -- many of which I have liked.  There are still, however, many healthy foods that I REALLY wish I actually liked.  Maybe I am cooking some of them wrong, but honestly, I have tried several of these things time and time again.  For a lot of them it comes down to texture.  I am a texture person and if it feels odd in my mouth, I just cannot do it.

So, without further ado, here are some healthy foods that I really wish I liked:

I have been picky about eggs for as long as I can remember.  I do not like them runny or hard boiled.  I will eat them scrambled if they are well done and I have toast to help choke it down. I will also eat omelets because the veggies, meat, and cheese hide the full egg flavor -- kind of defeats the purpose of the health value of an egg.  This is a food where the texture, smell, and taste get to me.  I really don't think that I will ever acquire a taste for these bad boys.  I so wish I could eat a hard boiled egg for some healthy protein as a snack though.  Ain't happenin'!

I have gotten a little bit better when it comes to beans over the years.  Beans have ALWAYS been a texture issue.  As I have gotten older, I have started to gradually introduce more beans into my diet.  I love green beans now.  I also will throw some black beans into a soup or Mexican dip and I enjoy them.  I am not to a point where I can eat a big fork full of beans though.  Not yet.  Maybe someday.

I wish I could stir fruit into this as a healthy breakfast or snack.  It would be so convenient.  I just don't like this stuff -- plain and simple.

I try this stuff time and time again.  I try different mix ins and fresh fruit.  I try to make this stuff tasty.  It just feels like I am eating sour cream and it is SO THICK.  I do like versions with the fruit already mixed in.  I know there is added sugar.  I know it is not as good for me.  Another reason, I wish I could mix in fruit with the plain version and enjoy it.  I can't.  I have tried -- as recently as last week.

Maybe I haven't found a great way to prepare this yet.  I know you have to rinse it off, etc.  It still just tastes so bitter to me.  I have tried cooking it in broth.  I have tried some of the creative quinoa recipes courtesy of Pinterest.  I am at a loss.  I have not found a way that I enjoy eating quinoa.

I know that tofu is supposed to take on the flavor of whatever sauce or seasoning you are cooking it in. Texture is my issue here...plus it really does taste odd to me.  I will likely never jump on the tofu band wagon.

I love avocado when it is mashed up with sour cream and pico de gallo.  Nothing beats an awesome guacamole!  Unfortunately, I do not like avocado in its pure form.  Believe me, I have tried it time and again. Again, it is a texture issue.  I know that sounds so dumb, but it is what it is!  Certain textures make me gag.

I have tried making this several times.  I have not given up on this one, but there is no way that I will ever be able to pretend it is actual spaghetti.  I just don't care for it as a substitute.  I actually DO like zucchini as a substitute though.  

I do like cauliflower.  I just do not care for the mashed version.  Like with spaghetti squash, I cannot pretend it is potatoes.  Again, maybe I need a new way to make them, but the times I have tried, I have spent a long time ricing the stuff and mashing.  Then, it is not what I really wanted......cause, I, uh, wanted potatoes.  Oh well, I will just find other ways to prepare my cauliflower.

I am open to suggestions for the preparation of any of these foods ---except eggs.  I don't think I will ever be able to handle eggs. Like I said, I really do WANT to like these foods.  What about you though?  Are there any healthy foods that you just cannot get on board with?


  1. We are soooo alike is this post...I have actually never tried spaghetti squash because I fear I won't like it and it will be a meal wasted. We are on the same page with all the others as I am a texture person. I ordered Thai last night and asked for crab meat and NO tofu and they put tofu in anyway and I gave it right back to them...YUCK!

  2. Try roasting the cauliflower. I never ate it before, but after roasting it I love it! There are a bunch of recipes online, just keep trying them until you find one you like. It is not supposed to be a substitute for anything, so you may like it for what it is.



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