Monday, September 16, 2013

Those days are gone...

Toast Strips

'We gotta do something about this food situation.'

Heh.

I am hungry.

I've always been a picky eater.

I grew up in Kentucky at my grandma's table and was expected to eat what she made. Luckily, my brother got there first and paved the way for me. There were epic battles between John and Moma at the table, Moma not letting him up until he ate his food, and John falling asleep at the table after sitting there for hours.

So by the time I came along, it was just much easier to let me eat my peanut butter and jelly sandwich instead of argue about it.

I don't LIKE beans and cornbread.
I won't eat fried chicken.
I hate green beans.
I never, ever eat ham.
Just thinking about broccoli casserole makes me sick.
I don't eat barbecue.
I don't like spaghetti.
I don't like ice cream. 
I don't like fruits and vegetables. 
I don't eat beef or pork.
And now my neurologist has taken me off of chocolate and any kind of nuts, including my all-time favorite, peanut butter.


So I've basically been living on strawberry Pop-Tarts and microwave popcorn.
And buttered toast.

Sometimes for supper I'll have a frozen Totino's cheese pizza.

See! We gotta do something about this food situation!

So okay. Let's make a shopping list of the things I will tolerate that might be more healthy than Pop-Tarts:


  • Salmon (baked or grilled...both yummy)
  • Tuna (I'll share with my cat, we both like this)
  • Grapes (the one fruit I can actually tolerate)

Okay, I'm done. If anybody has any other suggestions, please let me know... because I really am very hungry.

29 comments:

  1. As a fellow Kentuckian, I was expected to eat everything my grandma made as well! I also am very picky. I don't like anything green. But c'mon - you don't like fried chicken?? :)

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    1. Okay, okay...of course I like fried chicken! We go to the chicken festival every year in London where my family's from... But I'm picky. I won't eat it because it's on the bone...I just want my chicken to bear no resemblance to any actual bird parts whatsoever. So while it's delicious and now I'm hungry just thinking about it, I just can't actually eat it. :)

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  2. My neuro had me come off of lots of stuff too back in the day. Now I just avoid certain things to be on the safe side. But, I love grapes, bananas, blueberries. Fish, chicken tenderloins, wheat pasta, yummy!!

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    1. I do like bananas. I'll have to try blueberries, I'm not sure about those. Wheat pasta sounds good...

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  3. Sunbutter. It's made from sunflower seeds, and is similar to peanut butter. Birds like it too.

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    1. I think my neuro might have mentioned that... I have been eating a lot of sunflower kernels for lunch since I can't eat peanuts anymore.

      I guess I'd have to go to the health food store for that, right?

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  4. haha oh I was expected to eat it all, but eventually they just gave up lol the dog was always there to help though. And if that didn't work, I'd wait until they looked away, they stick it in back my sock and flush it later lol

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    1. LOL that is funny...a dog would have come in so handy! Nowadays my mom and my aunt have taken over my grandma's role and at New Year's they still insist on my eating certain `lucky` foods for the New Year. When their backs are turned I slip it onto Dwayne's plate.

      I'm mentally about 12, I guess...

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  5. Okay, are you ready for this? Two of my favorite breakfasts. They are easy and they taste so good and, honestly, I don't know how you could get much healthier. All right, here we go.

    Option 1: sliced strawberries, torn spearmint leaves, feta cheese, olive oil and cracked pepper.

    Option 2: blueberries, torn spearmint leaves, almonds (can you do almonds?,) feta cheese, olive oil and cracked pepper.

    Lemme know what you think!

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    1. The cheese, olive oil and cracked pepper sound good. I don't think I like strawberries...do I? (groan) Okay...I'll try it. I'm not sure if I can have almonds or not, I'll have to check the book. I'm thinking no...
      Do they have spearmint leaves at the regular grocery store? I never go there anyway, much less the healthy side, so I have no idea... LOL.

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  6. I put crumbled feta on everything. I do not eat my beets. As I get older, my diet gets simpler. You'll find one that feels good, just takes time.

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  7. A southerner who won't eat fried chicken? or BBQ? or cornbread? No ice cream?!!!!

    Oh, boy. Don't know if I'm up for this one. You're missing out on life. Time to just get in there and eat, kid!

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    1. I knoooow...my mom often wonders where I came from, LOL.
      Years of avoiding those foods and eating pb&j have got me here, I will try my hardest to just eat...
      Today, for instance, I had a banana.
      :)

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    2. Maybe fish is a good place to start for you. I don't see any objections to rice on your list. You could learn to make sushi.

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    3. I do like rice... That's a good idea! Thanks!

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  8. I do not understand how you live off of all the food that you don't eat!

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    1. Not very well, apparently, that's the problem! LOL
      Very low iron and constant migraines, that's why I need a better plan!
      I had tuna, toast and bananas today... I tried for grapes but I realized I still don't like them. Maybe tomorrow...

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  9. Maybe you need to do to yourself what I do with my kids, make them eat a particular food until they like it. I used to not like broccoli or beets or yams, but I like all of those, now.

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    1. You know, I have heard something like, if you eat the same thing for 20 days, then you develop a taste for it. I guess that's what I'll have to do...I can't survive on nothingness. LOL
      Okay...I'll go get those icky grapes now...LOL
      Thank you!!

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  10. And find some protein sources, too.

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    1. That's a struggle since I don't eat beef, and can't eat peanuts... I think spinach is high in protein? I may be able to eat that in its leafy form - though I'm not happy about it. :( LOL

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  11. Spinach is iron.
    Turkey is a good protein source if you don't like beef. And pork, though I see you don't like ham. Do you not like beef or is it some other reason?

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    1. I don't eat pork... I prefer to not eat beef either, but I had to temporarily start again after I had surgery last year and needed a few units of blood, etc...and needed to eat real food for a while, LOL. But now I'm back to mostly fish. I can do turkey, I guess. :(

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  12. There are also beans. And tofu. But, well, tofu is... tofu.

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  13. Ha! I don't eat beans...ever. I was one of those annoying people who took an hour to eat chili because I had to pick all the beans out first. But I don't eat chili anymore, because of the meat...

    Told you- picky eater.

    I've never had tofu. Maybe I'll like that.

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  14. It's a good protein source, and you can do a lot with it. I have a texture issue with it, so I don't like it, but you should give it a try.
    What about eggs?

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