Give these foods another chance!
There’s a reason it’s so hard to get kids (and many adults) to get them to eat their vegetables.
The foods in this post are some common foods people find unappealing. They are traditionally viewed as hit or miss foods, but they all have their unique flavors, methods of preparation, and, most importantly, health benefits.
No food is truly, 100% gross. No two people have the same taste buds. Everybody has foods they can’t stand for a variety of reasons.
You may already like all these foods, or you may hate them. These are just a few of the most common foods people will steer clear of when planning a meal. Hopefully, this post will make you want to give these foods another chance!
Brussels sprouts – Brussels sprouts are the pinnacle of foods kids hate. However, they are one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables you can eat. Prepared improperly, they taste like chewing on a bitter tumbleweed. Avoid these at your own risk.
These mini cabbages are loaded with fiber and protein. They make an excellent low-calorie side dish that will keep you full for a long time.
Get them nice and crispy. Cut them in half and cook them on the stove with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add some grated cheese, onion, bacon, or whatever else you like. If you can, use fresh instead of frozen.
Broccoli – Like Brussels sprouts, broccoli is a bland, bitter vegetable that kids do not like. These tiny trees back a big nutrient punch. They are very high in fiber and have a ton of Vitamin C, K, and A.
Raw broccoli can be a bit of a tough sell but dipping it into some hummus or low-calorie ranch dressing will make it a tasty snack. You can add it to salads, stir-fries, and veggie trays. It’s also great roasted or steamed with your garlic, salt, pepper, and any of your favorite seasonings.
Tomatoes – Tomatoes are a hit-or-miss food. A lot of people love them, but many others find them slimy and gross. Tomatoes are very high in vitamins and antioxidants that you don’t want to miss out on. They can help lower cholesterol, support your immune system, and they might even help keep your eyes healthy.
Tomatoes are one of the more ubiquitous food items. They’re used in recipes from cultures around the world. When cooked with things, many people find them delicious. There are also many different varieties such as cherry, Roma, heirloom, and many more. Try getting them fresh and eating them raw with salt and pepper!
Mushrooms – “No mushrooms, please,” is a phrase you’ve heard, if not used yourself. Mushrooms have a reputation as slimy, flavorless, meal-ruined, but that is not the case! They’re a low-calorie way to add Vitamin D, potassium, and flavor to any dish.
One of the main issues with mushrooms is the texture, which can be slimy. One way to combat this is to add them to a hot pan by themselves. This will allow some excess moisture to “sweat” out and leave you with a dried mushroom. Once they sweated, add butter or oil and some seasoning. The mushroom will soak it right back up!
Pickles – Pickles are one of the more understandably disliked foods. A lot of them have an aggressive flavor profile that dominates whatever they’re paired with. Some people love pickles. Some people hate them.
The pickling process that cucumbers and other vegetables go through draws out tons of nutrients, vitamins, and antibiotics. If you’re anti-pickle, try out some different varieties. There are plenty of options at your grocery store that will be mild and delicious.
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