Post # 1
I’m curious how you define a picky eater. I was reading about people complaining about husbands who are picky eaters and I’m curious if you guys would call me one. Feel free to skip my rambling about what I won’t eat if you would just rather define a picky eater yourself
I consider myself to be picky about meat, but not a picky eater otherwise. Some would probably say I am because there are common foods that I won’t eat.
For meat, it has to be well done, and I am picky about cutting off visible fat. I won’t eat meat that sounds unusual to me. I eat: beef, bison, chicken, turkey, lamb (haven’t had it much, mainly as meat balls) and bacon. I’ll also eat pork if it’s mixed into something (pizza, chinese food etc) but I dislike ham and porkchops. I used to eat fish if I had to, but I’ve developed an allergy and am allergic to shrimp. I eat lobster and I’ve had real crab in small amounts, I would need to test it more before eating large quantities. I won’t eat clams or muscles, but I’ll drink caesars. For other unusual meat if it’s bird I would try it (duck, ostrich, etc) otherwise probably not.
Otherwise, I dislike mushrooms, asparagus, zucchini, green & yellow beans and onions. I’ll eat something with onions as long as it’s not strongly flavoured by them. If there’s a salad with them, I’ll just avoid the large pieces. The other veggies are similar, except for mushrooms. I can’t eat anything that has mushrooms mixed in. Brussel sprouts I’m unsure of, no one I know really cooks them but I don’t really remember liking them as a child.
I can’t handle spicy food. I don’t think this is me being picky, but not being able to tolerate it. If I eat something spicy the next day my lips and mouth will be raw. I also cannot eat anything super creamy or drink anything milk based because I’m lactose intolerant. The same goes for eggs anything where they are the main component (omlettes, french toast is pushing it) it’s not worth the pain I’ll have after.
Post # 3
I think a picky eater is one who only likes 4 or 5 things in general and eats them over and over and over….they won’t even TRY anything they don’t like the looks of or even the smell.
One of my daughters could live on mac & cheese, chicken on the grill only, scrambled eggs smothered with cheese and bread. SHE’S a picky eater!
Post # 4
I think a picky eater is someone who has DECIDED that they don’t like certain things, and therefore won’t even try them anymore. (eg, someone who won’t ever eat peas, even if they’re cooked in a different recipe that they’ve never had before!)
but also someone who simply has a “lot” of things that they don’t like and refuse to eat. I “don’t like” about 3 things, but I’ll always eat them if they’re put in front of me. I do consider FI a picky eater, but at least he tries new things when I make them! (big points!)
Post # 5
@red_rose: I’m that way with mushrooms. I’ve tried over the years to eat them, but I can’t. The last time I was at someone’s place and they had made chili with them. I figured that it had been a while and I could just quickly swallow them down (after avoiding getting too many to start with). I started gagging on the first one. I figured it was more polite to leave them on the plate than it was to be gagging while eating! I figure I’ve tried them enough times enough ways to say I truly cannot stand them.
Post # 6
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You’re not picky, you just have preferences. I gotta agree with joy2011 about pickiness being a state of mind–deciding you don’t like something before you ever try it.
That said, my hubs is a picky eater. Things he doesn’t like include pasta (including most mac & cheese or spaghetti), most rice, most types of potatoes, cooked veggies for the most part, the list goes on). Learning to cook meals for both of us has been challenging. I wrote about it in a lot of detail on my blog
(Not trying to promote my blog here; just saying…it’s a really long (and relevant) post and I didn’t want to paste it here.)
Generally, every person has their preferences as I said. Like you, I don’t want mushrooms in anything either!!!
Post # 7
I’m a picky eater. And honestly, it bothers other people more than it would ever bother me. I love chicken. I could each chicken ever day. But i stay away from most other meats, especially beef and pork. I’ll eat salmon occassionally. I get eyerolls from FI’s family because they are adventerous eaters. Fine, they can be adventerous, but don’t get huffy that i eat the same thing almost everytime we go out. I’m happy with my food choices, i wish everyone else would be too. blah /rant