What did you come up with? Could you count them all on one hand? Would it be the same for other food groups like fruits & vegetables? Granted variety in our food choices is affected by the seasons (somewhat), but I doubt if I asked you to recall all the grains you ate over the last year, you’d be able to do it. Or, perhaps some people could since the number may still be very small.
I’ve been thinking a lot about picky eaters lately and the link between a monotonous “diet” and health problems. It’s something I see frequently; the pickiest eaters are the people who are often more likely to struggle with health problems, food sensitivities, or difficulty with weight loss. That’s not to say that this applies to every picky eater out there, however from my observations I often expect people to have health problems when I hear them say, “the only vegetables I like are corn and French fries potatoes.”
Loving a wide variety of foods may require practice. Try a weekly challenge and buy a food you’ve never had before or haven’t had since you were 7 (brussel sprouts.) Determine how you are going to prepare that food before you buy it and for goodness sake, use a recipe…..don’t try to make it up as you go, unless you are a fantastic cook. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again; however use a different recipe/method of preparation. The more you try new foods, the more your palate will change.
What new foods have you tried lately?