If you’ve been reading Enticing Healthy Eating for a while now, I’m sure you can figure out that I do support a healthy diet and lifestyle. I enjoy cooking up healthy recipes and eating for both fuel and pleasure.
That doesn’t meant I eat healthy ALL the time. Just as I can crave a giant, hearty salad with lots of veggies or a bowl of fruit bigger than the size of my head, I also crave a giant cheesy slice of pizza or a big bowl of cookie dough ice cream. Just because I’m a self-proclaimed health nut doesn’t mean I will turn down an offer for going out for a Dairy Queen blizzard.
With that being said, as much as I do actually enjoy eating a “mostly” healthy diet, there’s some health foods out there that I just cant’ get on board with. Let’s dive into the health foods that make me go “ewww….”
I wish I liked quinoa. I really REALLY do. Especially because I know it’s a superfood powerhouse of nutrients! But it’s the texture….I just…I can’t.
First of all, I’m talking about packaged protein bars you buy. Not homemade protein bars. I have tried my fair share of protein bars out there and have yet to find one that tastes great. I challenge you, companies that make and sell protein bars to send me a protein bar I actually enjoy!
Where’s the fun, protein bars?! Where’s the fun?
Tastes like a weak soda, in my opinion. No thank you.
Cantaloupe or Honeydew
I don’t even know what it is about cantaloupe or honeydew, but my taste buds just say “no!” Even as a child, I was never a big fan. Now, watermelon, on the other hand, I’m ALL over. I could eat an entire watermelon by myself. I’ll pass on the other melons.
But I never get tired of that food pun…
As much as I would like to enjoy those pretty little basil leaves I frequently see decorating a fresh pizza or caprese salad…No.
It’s not that I CAN’T eat almonds, I just prefer not to. They do not get my taste buds at all excited. Oh, and another thing? I don’t really enjoy nuts IN other dishes–especially baked goods. I do not enjoy chomping through boulders of nut pieces in my cookies, cupcakes, or pies. Yes, I’m getting a bit picky, but nuts are a prime “healthy” food so I thought they should be included in my list of food dislikes.
I know it’s not necessarily a “health” food, but I must add this one in because it is by far my least favorite ingredient of all time. I. Cannot. Stand. Cilantro. Turns out there’s evidence that suggests it’s actually due to a genetic variation that us cilantro haters can’t stand this herb. Plus, Julia Child didn’t like it either. So, I feel like I’ve got a support group out there.
On a side note: I do NOT appreciate the fact that Chipotle restaurants put cilantro in ALL of their salsas and guacamole. And I love Chipotle food! Why do you do this to me, Chipotle, why?!
Do you have any food aversions you just can’t get over?
Are there any foods/drinks you wished you enjoyed?