(Closed) How would you define a picky eater?

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
5785 posts
Bee Keeper

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
4332 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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 Fiance a picky eater, but at least he tries new things when I make them! (big points!)

Post # 6
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

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
938 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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


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