Why people don’t like “healthy” foods

Healthy foods… You just gotta love them, right? Wrong! Healthy foods don’t always taste the best. Maybe it is because our
healthy foodspalates are not accustomed to those types of foods, textures, and flavors, or maybe it is simply food that we haven’t ever tried in any form before.

When I first had Brussels sprouts I thought they were disgusting! But now, I eat them regularly—by choice—several times a month. Sometimes I eat them alone. Sometimes I eat them as part of a meal. I love them. But I sure didn’t when I first tried them. It took time and trying them prepared in multiple ways before I started to like them. Then I started to crave them.

Sometimes a new food is appealing right away. Sometimes it never tastes good! It really comes down to a matter of taste—literally!

Ewww…that’s just disgusting!

A couple of weeks ago, we were looking through a cookbook to find healthy recipes. The recipe was from a book titled Eat Like You Give a Fork. It looked good in the photo and all the ingredients looked good. In all likelihood, with more experience on my part, it would have tasted great and been a nutritious flavorful smoothie. Instead, we got this…

We do intend to try the recipe again, just not real soon!

Overall, the book, Eat Like You Give a Fork, is a good cookbook. It has a good variety of healthy meals, dishes, and smoothies. I recommend the cookbook for anyone who is looking for a variety of healthy recipes.

Oh, by the way, I tried the drink, too, and it was indeed disgusting. None of us finished the drink. We did freeze it into ice cubes, however, and I have been using those in my other smoothies.

Have a great holiday! Keep it healthy!

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Karin Nauber is a professional journalist who has worked in the newspaper business for the past 25 years. She is also a grandmother who, along with her spouse, is raising one of their granddaughters. Karin has nine grandchildren with whom she enjoys spending as much time as possible. Karin also was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 13 years ago and has faced many challenges with the disease. If you would like to contact her, please do so at karin@diabeteshealthnuts.com.

4 thoughts on “Why people don’t like “healthy” foods

  1. Interesting book, and funny video. If the “healthy” food is unpalatable its not really that healthy because nobody is going to eat it LOL. I think the hardest part when eating healthy is the extra cost that usually associated with it. It is so much easier to just eat a 50 cent chicken pot pie than spending the extra time and money to eat a “healthy” meal. Does the book that your mentioned talk about the cost of eating healthy.

    1. Thanks for visiting our site, AL. S. You are so right, if nobody eats it, the food really isn’t healthy! LOL

      I am going to do some exploring on the cost issue. I usually don’t give that a lot of thought because it seems like we spend about $150 a week on groceries whether I buy “healthy” stuff or not-so-healthy stuff. I have an idea for a couple of videos to do for that so watch for them. Thanks again!

      To the best of my memory, the book does not specifically address the cost of eating healthier foods. However, it does address the “cost” of not eating them in the way of higher medical bills, more time off work due to illnesses, and the like.

      To our health,
      Karin 😎

  2. From my experience everything depends on how you cook food. For example when I was younger I hated everything that was green. I loved only unhealthy, full of calories food that naturally tastes much better. Or so I thought. My wife knows my tastes so she started preparing my food that in theory I would hate but cooked them in such a way that they were much more tasty that I was expecting. Now I eat foods that some years ago I would laugh if someone would suggest me to try.

    1. Thanks for visiting our site, Stratos. I agree, if we cook the foods in different ways, they can be very tasty. (Like the Brussels sprouts!) I am going to be experimenting more with foods over the next few weeks and see what works and what does not.

      It should be interesting!

      To our health,
      Karin 😎

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