Lima Beans. I lived with my aunt and uncle when I was a teen and all they asked is that I eat one lima bean as I hadn't tried a lot of different foods. One single lima bean isn't a lot to ask--but it was huge for me. I hid it in my milk.
In retrospect, they would have saved themselves a lot of grief and me too if they had just let it go. I learned to eat all that stuff as an adult - ok not lima beans - but other foods I wouldn't eat as a kid.
Parsley.....I know you are thinking that's strange because parsley has no flavour or taste. As an adult I learned that it wasn't parsley but instead CILANTRO. Ahh, it all makes sense now.
Brussel sprouts, cabbage, and fish!! But now, I eat all of them
Liver and I still can't stand the smell of it to this day. My mother used to make me eat even if I vomited it up and then go back and eat more. Yucccccck. That is one item you will not find in my house EVER.
tomato soup, and I still hate it. I can't stand the smell, the texture, the look, or anything about it. I will be sick at the sight of it.
Believe it or not I hated pizza and Mexican food. Not today!
Cooked broccolli....the smell of it still makes me gag to this day. Mom only made me eat it twice, both times I vomited. She decided I wasn't faking it the 2nd time. The strangest thing though is that eating it raw has no effect on me.
I hated eating mushrooms as a child. I hated eating mushrooms as a teen. As an adult I still detest mushrooms!
I hated swedes - I think they are called rutabagas in the U.S. We used to get them in school lunch and everyone hated them. There were always loud noises of disgust from all the kids when we saw them. The catering staff used to chop them up with carrots to try to prevent us avoiding them, and we all used to spend ages fishing out the carrots and leaving the swede behind in a little heap. I don't know why they didn't just give up and stop buying them. I've never met anyone in my life who likes them.
I hated all forms of pasta because my mother didn't know how to cook it properly.
I also hated spinach and watermelon- and won't eat it now, either.
Anything made by Chef Boyardee. Truly atrocious poison masquerading as food.
You're right - I'd forgotten Chef Boyardee - not just the food but that inane jingle on the commercials - "meatballyallyally, Chef Boyar-Boyadee" That was a form of torture
my mom used to make this chinese chop suey that I despised....it had scrambled hamburg in a dark sauce with bean sprouts, chinese celery, water chestnuts and peppers and she would serve it over white rice. The bean sprouts would make me gag...lol! I still won't eat it!
Lima Beans, Kidney Beans, and liver. To this day I still don't like these three foods!
My least favorite food as a young girl was cooked spinach. It was slimy and gooey and it was not pleasantly aromatic. Now eons later, I am huge fan of spinach. I like it raw and cooked. Two of my favorite treats are spinach pie and spinach pizza. Yum. Thank you. NOW, I want some.
I have to say I hated brussel sprouts the most as a child. My grandmother would make me eat the horrendous vegetables. But, would you believe as an adult I now like eating brussel sprouts now. It is amazing how our taste-buds change as we get older.
by Billie Kelpin 9 years ago
Just for fun: What food did you cry over as a kid?I was showing my husband a picture of my kindergarten class and hold him how Francie and I used to cry in the lunchroom over chocolate pudding that the nuns wanted to make us eat. He told me how he hated, school hot lunch Jell-O, of all...
by Denise Handlon 10 years ago
Do your kids eat vegetables and at what age did you introduce vegetables in their diet; was it difficult or easy to get them to eat veggies? Do you 'hide' or disguise the veggies or serve it plain?
by MSantana 10 years ago
What food you used to eat when you were a child still makes you smile?People use to think of comfort food as main dishes, but there are a lot of desserts, beverages, or even fruits that we associate strongly with a happy childhood. I am not too attach to the main dishes, but there is a tea that...
by annieloulaurel 6 years ago
I'm a mother of a 10-year old child who doesn't like to eat at all. I've done everything I can from appetite stimulant, food supplement, to complete milk powder. Still, no effect! Can anyone help, please?
by Peeples 9 years ago
Should food ever be limited to a child?My 7 year old eats more than all the other 4 people in our home put together. He literally eats from the time he wakes up until he goes to bed. If I make a meal he eats 3 adult servings. He is not unhealthy and the majority of the foods he eats are healthy....
by Leroyworld 10 years ago
This is a subject that I am curious about; however, I don't have any experiences with which to form an opinion. I don't have kids. Any clues as to why a kid will reject a food on sight/smell? Do you coax them? Do you just make that the only food available until hunger...
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