Living with picky eaters

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  1. milos_mommy

    milos_mommy Active Member

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    I don't onions - I'll eat like soup or something with onion in it, or really finely cut up onions, but if I have the chance to order something without onions I will.

    I don't like olives much, either.

    I think that's it.
     
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    I am the picky eater. If it's a meat other than chicken? Forget it. Vegetables? Nope. Any sort of sauce? Yuck.

    If we go out to eat I am pretty much screwed if there isn't a chicken sandwich on the menu.

    Thankfully my family is not like...super weird and exotic when it comes to food. We eat pretty basic stuff.
     
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    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    Or cheese.
     
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    PlottMom The Littlest Hound

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    I LOVE ALLLLLL THE FOODS!!!!!11!

    Except spinach soufflé and Brussels sprouts (but I will eat those, because they are my dad's favorite vegetable in the world.)

    So I can really only offer my sympathy. My boyfriend used to be a chef & makes amazing meals nightly. You cannot be picky at our house. My dogs are not even picky - they never ate veggies & fruits til we moved in with Chris, now they'll at least "try" everything ;) I plan on having kids with pretty well-rounded palates as well.
     
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    Plottmom I'll come to your house for dinner.

    Last night we got Chinese food. My brother was working late and my mom was at the emergency clinic, so chinese seemed simple. I was going to order a handful of dishes, but my dad came in and was like "get this, get that" to stuff NO ONE EVEN LIKES. Then, like four containers of the chinese went unopened. My dad and brother ate after I did, and when I came back to the kitchen about four hours later, all the chinese food containers were still sitting open on the table. I put it in the fridge, I hope it didn't go bad. They probably won't even eat the leftovers (they "don't like" leftovers. They actually say this. "Do you want some of the chicken and potatoes from two nights ago?" "No I don't like leftovers.").

    *don't let it bother me* *don't let it bother me*
     
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    Moth Mild and Slightly Nutty

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    I love to cook and feed people...I also like good food :)

    I can understand not eating certain things due to a texture issue...I do not eat most seafood for that reason. I find the texture and taste of most of it repulsive.

    I agree that olives are evil... *Yuck*

    I also do not like things if they have too much of a bitter taste...

    Mostly though food is delicious :D
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Ok I don't know if this counts as Picky but Hannah has this weird thing right now where she wants to eat the crust from her sandwiches but the crust cannot actually be attached to the sandwich. I have to take all the crust off and then she'll eat it. WTH is that all about? lol
     
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    milos_mommy Active Member

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    I wouldn't eat sandwich crust until I was about 16 so....I'm no help there.

    Although as a kid I wouldn't eat cold cuts unless they were rolled up. Flat, no way. Rolled into a tube, sure!
     
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    I can't say anything -- I'm the picky one! I mean, I'm not AS picky as what you describe, I like a lot of things but most of them are all bad for you so that's an issue.

    But I don't really like anything too crazy ... I'm more of a plain girl. I don't like sour cream, cream cheese, mustard, and only eat ketchup on a hamburger or hot dog.

    The only way I eat veggies is if they are cooked or mixed with something (like been in the crockpot with roast cooking all day long, LOL, or in soup).

    But in general, I don't do anything too eccentric.
     
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    LOL *hides* I don't really like leftovers either. I'm sorry it just grosses me out! Nothing tastes as good to me ... it gets, like, mushy and just... ew, I don't know. Only certain things I can eat leftover (pizza and Chinese food is some of them).
     
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    I mean sure some things don't taste good left over, like veggies or certain textures, but not eating leftover italian or mexican seems BIZARRE to me.

    Especially since 90% of what they eat is pre-prepared and sits in the fridge for a week beforehand anyway.
     
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    ON behalf of the picky eaters, it has been the curse of my life. ALl I wish is that people would go eat what they want to eat, and not worry about what I am eating. I will take care of myself, I certainly don't expect anyone else to. I was told by lots of people "your children will eat just like you" and it isn't true, they all love veggies and fruits, and I fed them very well balanced diets or they would not have grown into the healthy giants that they are. The only thing I know for sure is I never made them eat anything they were against, offered healthy choices, and if they didn't like it, they were allowed a different choice of something that was easily prepared.
    That was not the case between my Mother and me, and she never understood, that I literally couldn't swallow it, my throat would feel like it was full of needles at the thought of it. We had food wars, where I sat and sat and saw it for breakfast and for lunch and for dinner until I lost weight and a Doctor saved me by telling her to STOP and make sure I took supplements. It had gone on for years, and might very well have to do with why even to this day, a great deal of foods sicken me just to look at them. THey tried to trick me, they tried everything. IT isnt' any fun to be the picky eater, is isn't any fun to live with a picky eater,. there are two sides to everything. Just please if it is a child, don't make a war out of it, the damage will go on for a lifetime, where if allowed to be a phase, it just might pass. I gain a new food about a year. Several I ended up being severally allergic to and have always wondered if that was why they smelled so awful to me, like strawberries. ONe tiny piece in one spoonful of icecream just about finished me off.
     
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    I'm a picky eater, pretty much in my house. :eek: But, I will eat anything if I am starving except if it's really spicy food but we don't do much of that often unless my brother is over. And it's not too bad. :) I have warmed up to spicy things.

    I'm not a big fan of red meats. I just don't like the taste. I'm not a huge pasta fan but will eat raviolis and homemade macaroni and cheese. And spaghetti if I am starving, but I usually eat the french bread and my mom's awesome homemade spaghetti sauce.

    Heck I don't like chicken and dumplings but my mom made some awesome homemade chicken and dumplings the other night and it was d@mn good! Especially the dumplings.

    And I don't like porkchops, seriously. But, I will eat them if I am starving. I do eat well though. I love cheese, chicken, and seafood. And salads, I could eat a salad with every meal if possible. I also love most veggies and fruit. I don't like that I am a picky eater, but I will eat anything if I am starving which most picky people wouldn't.
     
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    See, to me not eating red meat or not eating a handful of things with textures isn't a picky eater. Coming from a family where most members will only eat three or four things, not liking a bunch of foods doesn't = picky eater. Eating almost NO variety because you can't stand things that taste slightly different than what you're used to is ridiculous.

    We have a huge bag of fried chicken in my refridgerator. My dad and brother still wanted to go to KFC tonight. I told them they were being ridiculous, to eat the freakin' chicken we have which is the EXACT SAME THING. So they went to burger king. After we spend $45 on chinese food last night they didn't touch half of and now won't eat because it's leftover. I think how much money they waste pisses me off more than how picky they are.
     
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    That's true! I will eat it but it's not among my favorite things.

    KFC is seriously nasty. Yeah, are they crazy not to eat Chinese? ;) I love Chinese food but we usually make it at home as I think it's better. That would annoy me too. We aren't very wasteful here and we don't eat out a lot.
     
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    See, the problem is, they LIKE chinese food. They order the chinese food. They asked for chinese food.

    If they ordered, like, one or two dishes and didn't eat one servings worth of leftovers, whatever. But they order like 16 things, which are all more or less the same (chicken and broccoli. chicken and snow peas. chicken and mushrooms) and then open two of them, eat one meal's worth, and then won't eat the rest because it's left over.

    It's like an obsession with eating out, too. They wanted fried chicken. We have fried chicken. JK DON'T WANT FRIED CHICKEN ANYMORE WANT BURGER KING.

    My brother actually said "that's too much work to make"!?!? TOO MUCH WORK? TO PUT IN THE MICROWAVE ON A PAPER PLATE FOR FIFTEEN SECONDS? TO LITERALLY TAKE OUT OF A PAPER BAG IN THE FRIDGE, PUT ON A PLATE, PRESS THREE BUTTONS (one-five-start) IS TOO MUCH WORK?

    Apparently DRIVING to KFC in a blizzard during a gas crisis, waiting on line, paying for the food, and then bringing it home is easier.
     
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    That is crazy!
     
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    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    You live with crazy people, lol.

    Soooo you should move in with me and cook for me. I'm not picky :p
     

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