Thursday, January 16, 2014

3 healthy foods you'll never see me eat


I try to eat healthy, I really do. But no sane person turns down a piece of free cake, right? So I only sometimes eat right. But since sophomore year, I have slowly but surely developed some healthy eating habits. 

Ground turkey instead of ground beef.
Whole wheat instead of white bread.
Sweet potatoes instead of regular.
Almond milk instead of whole milk.

And I am proud to say, my cupboards have been Little Debbie, Pop Tart and soda free for the past three years - a big accomplishment for anyone who’s seen my parents’ pantry {sorry, Mom}. 

And it hasn’t been all out with the bad, but also in with a lot of good. Throughout the years, I’ve introduced a variety of healthy, flavorful foods into my diet - yummy quinoa, spaghetti squash, zucchini and salmon. However, there are just some famous healthy staples that my taste buds will never conquer. 

That’s why you will never see me eat…

1. Oatmeal

Gah, I’ve tried. Oh, how I’ve tried. All the health nuts say it’s the best way to start your day, and it’s the best way to stay full all morning. {Not to mention, it’s cheap!} But it doesn’t matter what I put in it, I can never finish all my oatmeal. {Even the chocolate, peanut butter kind!}  I’m convinced it’s the texture. There’s just something about a bowl of mush that doesn’t appeal to me.


2. A Turkey Sandwich

If you read my post yesterday, then you already know about my utter disdain for a deli-meat turkey sandwich. Unfortunately, turkey sandwiches were one of the easiest meals from the Insanity Nutrition Guide. I track this hatred back to the summer after freshman year when I read that it was better for weight loss if at least one meal was the same every day. So for every day that summer I had a turkey sandwich and an apple for lunch. Worst. Decision. Ever.


3. Plain Yogurt
Yes, I know this isn't plain yogurt. I just don't buy plain yogurt anymore.
It doesn’t matter if it’s regular or greek, with honey or maple syrup, with fruit or nuts, I can’t eat it. And no amount of natural sugar is going to change that fact. Plain yogurt just has this tangy aftertaste that no amount of fruit will drown out. I even tried to use it to make a healthier version of chicken salad, and it was a big fail. I just kept tasting that distinct “tang.” Do you know what I’m talking about? So to compromise I just live with the consequences of a little extra sugar in my Vanilla Greek Yogurt and everyone’s happy.

What about you? What health foods make you want to run in the opposite direction {and straight toward that Ben & Jerry’s carton reserved for “special occasions” wink, wink}?

17 comments:

  1. Flavored greek yogurt really is not bad, it's not much extra sugar! I agree, plain yogurt has the tang. Sometimes I like it though. Usually I get vanilla greek too though :)

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  2. I can't get over the texture of oatmeal, I love oatcakes and oatmeal cookies but put a bowl of oatmeal in front of me and there's no way I'm going to finish it. I don't eat any sort of deli meat and the only time I ever use plain yogurt is in smoothies or baking!

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  3. oh.my.gosh.


    I HATE YOGURT. I hate the thought, the texture, the TASTE!!!!!!! I.can't.handle.it.

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  4. I can't cook with Coconut oil. My mother-in-love swears by it as the healthiest cooking alternative, but everything just tastes like coconut. She says, "you can't even taste the coconut". I think that she is convinced. I AM NOT! So we just stick with olive oil :)

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  5. I'd say you're more than ok for not eating those foods. I'm not a huge fan of oatmeal either but I do like turkey sandwiches and plain yogurt with granola. :-) I think just the fact that you're consiouly eating better is enough. :-)

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  6. Haha, this is great. I can't bear to eat oatmeal either. I try not to eat deli meat - but sometimes I really am craving a sandwich like from when I was a kid. What kinds of things are your go-to lunches then?

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  7. I completely agree - it's definitely not enough sugar for me to give it up. But most diet plans and recipes I look for always require it to be plain. Yuck! What do you eat the plain yogurt with when you do?

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  8. I couldn't agree more. Oatmeal cookies are my favorite - especially with chocolate chips and nuts! But I can't even use plain yogurt in smoothies, so props for that!

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  9. All yogurt? Or just plain yogurt? Because I LOVE Greek yogurt. It's not as runny, and is more like pudding if you ask me.

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  10. Haha, my mother-in-love uses coconut oil on her face. We all tried it last time we visited. But, I've definitely never used it to cook. It's definitely one of the more expensive oils, right? I like the taste of coconut, but probably not on most things I use olive oil for...

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  11. Thanks, Susannah! And all the power to you for liking those foods. I certainly wish I could!

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  12. Ugh... plain yogurt is disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. My go-to lunches are almost always leftovers. When there are no leftovers {because I didn't feel like cooking} peanut butter & banana sandwiches, healthy choices soup, salads, hummus and pita bread, and... gosh... mostly leftovers. The benefits of cooking!

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  14. You probably didn't know this, but... I completely agree. ;)

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  15. This is hilarious! I love all of these. But we can still be friends :) I seriously eat a bowl of oatmeal every morning!

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  16. Just on it's own! Sometimes I want the tang taste.

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  17. Of course we can! I'm jealous - I really wish I could!

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