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Foods you hated as a kid and now you love

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posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 10:35 PM
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a reply to: In4ormant

Broccoli!! I used to hold my nose while eating it. Sometimes I would feed it to my dog under the table or spit it in my napkin and crumble it up. I also hated sweet potatoes!

Broccoli is now one of my favorite vegetables along with Brussel sprouts. I also love sweet potatoes and especially sweet potato fries! What the heck was I thinking back then? I would take sweet potato fries over regular fries any day of the week! I think as we get older we're more open minded about the foods we didn't like as a kid. I think we judged food more by how it looked rather than how it tastes.




posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 11:05 PM
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originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: In4ormant

Broccoli!! I used to hold my nose while eating it. Sometimes I would feed it to my dog under the table or spit it in my napkin and crumble it up. I also hated sweet potatoes!

Broccoli is now one of my favorite vegetables along with Brussel sprouts. I also love sweet potatoes and especially sweet potato fries! What the heck was I thinking back then? I would take sweet potato fries over regular fries any day of the week! I think as we get older we're more open minded about the foods we didn't like as a kid. I think we judged food more by how it looked rather than how it tastes.



Broccoli is awesome. In all its forms. Sweet potato..tried countless times. Can't get into them.



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 11:19 PM
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a reply to: 3danimator2014

Did you ever try the sweet potato fries? They're awesome! After loving the fries, it helped me to enjoy the taste of baked sweet potatoes. Baked sweet potatoes with melted marshmallow topping is like eating a desert, and it's better for you!




posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 11:27 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Me too with tomatoes. It's a really weird one too because I like all things in the tomato spinoff category... pico de gallo, salsa, tomato sauce, tomato soup, ketchup. Just not big chunks of tomatoes. Still gross.



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 11:31 PM
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a reply to: In4ormant

I hated prunes,liver and caster oil.Now that I am in my 60's I love to
eat prunes once in awhile.



posted on Mar, 21 2016 @ 11:55 PM
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The only foods I dont eat is liver and shrimp, **ck that. I always loved my veggies though!



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 12:40 AM
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ONIONS?!!!

Why hasn't anyone said that? I hated them! It wasn't until I was at least...15 or 16 that I started "tolerating" them. And now? Hell, I made my own French onion soup from scratch. I LOVE onions, they're an integral part for most dishes! I love me some fresh onions on a hot dog...



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 04:14 AM
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a reply to: In4ormant

I lived off eggs and rice, and candy. I could eat over easy eggs and rice every night. Not because I had to but because I wanted to. I didn't like food. Now I love meat with no fat, most vegetables and fruits.



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 04:15 AM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Always liked onions for some reason. Another was spinach for me. I remember a strong gag reflex anytime I saw it on my plate.

My youngest son has the same reflex for just about any type of meat including steak. I keep telling him he's gonna look back and wonder why he turned down steak for dinner so many times. He's not convinced



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 06:53 AM
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There are newer varieties of a sprouts around which are more sweeter to the palette than 20 years ago so perhaps its one of those?



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 07:47 AM
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a reply to: In4ormant

Brocolli, artichokes, talapia





posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 08:08 AM
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Believe it or not, meat.

Or more specifically roast beef, pork roast, chops, steaks, etc. The only meats I liked as a kid was bacon, sausages, hot dogs, and baloney.

It wasn't until I was in my late teens that I went to a steakhouse restaurant with some friends and they were all ordering 'medium rare' (which I wasn't aware of), so not wanting to be the odd man out, I ordered one too.

It was that day that I fell in love with meat and become a carnivore.

Turns out the problem wasn't actually the meat itself... it was my mom's cooking.... she cooked all meats until they were like dried out pieces of leather. Bleh !

I had no idea that meat could be so juicy and tasty !


True story.




posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 08:40 AM
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I was that rare thing as a child ... an adventurous eater.

According to my parents, it began when I was a baby. I would truly become excited when introduced to any new food. And this continued throughout my childhood into adulthood.

I'm probably a pickier eater now than I was as a child. For example, I loved seafood as a kid, but in the last few years I've gone off it. But these things seem to be temporary. I briefly tire of a certain food.

So, long story short, although I had favorite foods as child, no real hates. So no great turnarounds as an adult. In fact, as noted above, it's been a bit the other way around.
edit on 22-3-2016 by Moresby because: A UFO was chasing me.



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 08:47 AM
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a reply to: In4ormant

I was a super picky eater as a kid. I think even around age 7-8 I was still eating Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwiches for dinner most of the time while the rest of the family ate chicken, potatoes & green beans. Now it's a completely different story. I can think of 2 foods I don't like: sea urchin and (funnily enough) Brussels sprouts. I'll eat just about anything else.

As for an example, broccoli and spinach were probably the vegetables I was most averse to as a child. Now they're two of my favorite. Raw, steamed, cooked into things...pretty much any way I can eat 'em, I will.



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 08:50 AM
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a reply to: CranialSponge

Ha! - I think "mom's cooking" can be blamed for many of our childhood eating ills, at least in part! As an adult, cooking for myself and properly steaming asparagus, broccoli, etc., I realized one Thanksgiving that I still didn't like my parents' vegetables - they were boiling them into oblivion! My dad has since switched to steaming asparagus instead of boiling it into a tasteless, horribly-textured mush.



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 09:27 AM
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Liver, onions, melons, peppers. Now if it ain't got pepper fire it's bland, onions are a favorite. Liver is still a major no. And melons still make me gag. Other wise I eat anything that doesn't eat me first.



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 09:51 AM
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When I was a kid...I only liked bland tasting cheeses....cream cheese, muenster, mozzarella...
A good cheddar, feta or anything like that was a huge turn-off.

My palate has developed and now I enjoy many of these stronger flavored cheeses....although I draw the line at any of the smelly cheeses....

One thing.....I really, really disliked frozen mixed vegetables and frozen peas and carrots as a kid....and I still do

edit on Tue Mar 22 2016 by DontTreadOnMe because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 10:09 AM
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Liver. As a kid my mother made liver and onions and although I loved the smell of the onions cooking, when it came time to sit down and eat the stuff I just could not choke it down. I tried and would gag.
It wasn't until I was in my 30s that I tried it again and loved it. Now I make it often 'cause my Beloved can't get enough.
About the only veggie I didn't like was boiled squash and onions. Still not my favorite but I steam instead of boiling now and can add enough seasoning to chow down.



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 10:17 AM
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Does booze count?



posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 10:41 AM
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This is how much I loved my veggies as a little girl.

My mom says that once when we were checking out at a grocery store when I was 3 or 4, we'd gotten a couple of turnips, and as the lady was ringing them up, I looked at here with a really excited expression and said, "We get to have turnips!"

My mom said the checker gal looked at me with this expression of pity like "Oh, you poor, poor child. To be excited about getting to eat turnips ..."



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