I'm a picky eater. I admit it. Don't judge, eh? Not all moms were perfect.
I want to incorporate more vegetables and fruit into my diet, but I don't know how to start. I need advice on where to begin based off of my current tastes.
I do eat spinach & herb salads. Iceberg lettuce is disgusting. Radishes are demonic, though.
There are a few smells and tastes that make me want to throw up: BBQ sauce, buttercream frosting, milk chocolate, and a lettuce/mayo combination, particularly when combined with cold meats. Also: ham, particularly GLAZED ham. YUCK!
I'm not a fan of sweet, which I suppose makes sense given the above list. I prefer the "85% cocoa" dark chocolate, for one. Oranges smell great, but orange juice is cloying. As I mentioned, most frosting, glazes, and the dreaded buttercream frosting just make me gag.
I don't like watery flavors or consistency. Soft ice cream and mashed potatoes fire my gag reflex too. Stringy food is nasty. I don't like thin sauces. Nothing that runs, drips, or spreads too easily.
I like crunchy, crispy, slightly tough foods. French bread, jerky, plain flavored Sun Chips, etc.. Not too salty, though! I'm not a fan of very salty, either.
I like herbal flavors, coriander, nutmeg, paprika, cumin. Mint for deserts and vanilla.
I do love meat. I like broiled pork chops, grilled chicken, turkey dogs (with sharp cheddar wrapped in a piadine!), a good steak.
Typically of a Midwesterner, I love bread and fried potatoes.
I like almonds, cashews.
Lasagna is my favorite food with lots of béchamel and tomato sauce and ground sausage.
My one boxed vice is Kraft Dinner, the Thick n' Creamy variety. It's the one thing I just won't give up. I love how thick the "cheese" sauce is on it, how the macaroni are a little thicker.
Anyway, any suggestions? I'm thinking things that are crunchy, fresh, and maybe even a little spicy.
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