Since beginning my health journey, I have been exploring “new” foods that I would have never eaten before. Now, don’t judge me. I am sure that many of you have been eating many of these foods since you were toddlers but they are all new to me. As someone who has always HATED trying new things, I am currently giving myself several pats on the back.
I just started eating mangoes a few years ago. They have since taken the place of strawberries in my life because they are sweet and I love the texture. I know this may sound crazy but the texture reminds me of meat! Jasmine has already told me how crazy I sound for saying this but it is true! On my vegetarian days, mangoes kill my chicken cravings!
Why did I just learn about this sweet goodness a little over a year ago? Since “discovering” agave, I have used it to sweeten my oatmeal, sweet potatoes and anything else that needs a sweet kick.
I am still not a huge fan of tomatoes but since being introduced to tomatoes on a vine a few months ago, I have been in love. They have a sweeter taste than any other tomato I have tasted and I have since added them to my grocery list for my salads.
The same person who introduced me to tomatoes on a vine turned my taste buds towards avocado. I have had guacamole several times before but it always made me gag. Her guacamole left me asking for more! Jasmine makes a great guacamole as well… maybe she can post the recipe soon. Jasmine also told me to try avocado with eggs and even though it sounded disgusting to me at first, I must admit that I enjoy the combination.
I remember tasting carrots as a child and vowing to never eat them again. Now, it feels as if something is missing if I don’t have any on my salad. I haven’t gotten to the point where I can eat them straight from the bag, but I do enjoy them with other foods.
These nuts have recently taken the place of almonds for me. Their flavor also kicks my meat cravings and I eat them almost everyday!
Do you have any foods that you recently “discovered”? Please share them in the comments. I can’t be the only one out here trying new foods like an infant 🙂