picky eater alertPosted: June 4, 2011
I love food. Let’s not be confused that I stick to the same foods week after week…this is not true. But, for the foods that I do stick to, I’m picky.
I’m a picky Mickey.
There, I admitted it.
So if I’m picky with the same great foods, how does that not make me picky?
I’m glad you asked!
It’s really quite simple, you see. My staples each week include:
- mixed salad greens/spinach for salads
- nuts – almonds & walnuts
- seeds – chia, sunflower, flax & pumpkin
- berries – strawberries, blueberries and raspberries (since they’re usually on sale around this time)
- beans – black, chickpeas & kidney
- peanut butter
- maple syrup
To name a few…
I’d also like to add in: grapes, nectarines, peaches, melons, pineapple, cherries, peppers, and lots of great others, but they’re the, ‘I’ll get them when they’re on sale’ type (it’s great when it’s summer because these practically become staples).
The ‘on sale’ ones make me especially picky.
I’ll give you a brief run through of how my pickyness comes into play while choosing foods – ie: the food qualifications. And I admit, it’s more fruit that I’m picky with than veggies.
Now I can tell right away, from this picture, that I would enjoy these grapes.
Qualifications: Grapes must be super hard, small and round (not those big oval ones…you know which ones I mean!); from this, they should be nice and sour.
Notice the theme here? Sour patch kids have never phased me…just saying!
Qualifications: It’s a must to have green somewhere on the banana (no green = no go with me, unless they’ve been sitting on my counter for a while, then in that case, I wait for them to brown right up for use in banana bread). I like the taste and texture of bananas with green on them + not as much sugar is released into them while they’re still green.
These are just a few of my qualifications, but I think you get the gist!
The qualifications for veggies aren’t as high (sorry fruits!) because mainly as long as they’re not soft and squishy or wilted, means it’s still good to eat/cook with.
And now I sound like a fruit diva…oh boy!
I’m sure we all have our little food quirks when it comes to what we eat. Or maybe it’s just me… :S
Maybe next time I’ll do a redemption post on how I actually choose fruits – ie: the techniques to picking some good stuff (and by that I mean peak of consumption, so that it’s ready to eat) 😉
But for now, I’m going to leave you with another what I’m loving at this moment segment…
I’m loving it!
Q: What are your food qualifications? And, what are some of your favourite eats?
I love pomegranates!! Also, very hooked on apples topped with peanut butter and a drizzle of maple syrup!