I think there’s a very funny expectation that comes when you tell someone that you consider yourself “healthy.” It’s such a generic term and, truth be told, can mean a million different things. You can be spiritually healthy because you go to church every week and pray before bed. You can be mentally healthy because you meditate and journal once a day. You can be physically healthy because you include veggies at every meal and control your portions. Healthy healthy healthy, blah blah blah.
But when you put yourself out there with “a blog” and are caught carrying baggies of almonds around all the time (guilty as charged), I think people assume you are gung-ho for all the health food trends of the world.
I was doing some thinking today and realized just how many healthy foods I really don’t like. Some I can stand and some I absolutely abhor, but you’ll never find me touting a certain food when I don’t regularly eat them.
So what are a few healthy foods that I just can’t get on board with?
Abhor. Abhor. ABHOR. The smell of beets can ruin my appetite. If you put an eighth of a beet on an extra large deep dish cheese pizza I wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole. So there’s that.
So……crunchy rice? Tasteless gum? If it’s mixed into something I’ll eat it but I definitely won’t serve quinoa on the side of my chicken unless I’m desperate.
I know I just need someone to make kale properly for me. I get it. But I’ve tried kale chips. I’ve tried kale salads. And I just don’t get what all the fuss is about. Give me some arugula or romaine but keep the kale far away.
It makes me nauseous. No clue why because in theory it should be delicious!
Peanut butter is just too good. Why are we constantly trying to one-up it? I haven’t tried cashew butter yet so I’m not going to rule that out but for now I’m all pb, all the time.
I’ve had it mixed into dishes before (usually of the hot, decadent, noodley variety) and it’s good but alone? BLECH.
So while I’m still a healthy weirdo who loves me some chia seeds, flax, frozen vegetables, stevia, almond milk, nuts, plain greek yogurt, eggs and sweet potatoes, I’ll never eat something just because it’s the newest vitamin-touting, health-inspiring, cure-for-all health food.
Okay now what are some “healthy foods” you just can’t stand? Be loud and proud!