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UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
3/30/13 1:43 P


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3/30/13 1:26 P

Nothing specific, but I have noticed that foods that used to really taste great now only taste good. I wonder if that is how the foods are handled? Naturally ripe fruit used to really turn on the taste buds, but most now was picked very green and hopefully ripens at home. Still isn't the same.

MSJESSPDX SparkPoints: (5,765)
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3/30/13 12:39 P

Sole. My mom used to make it once a week, and I dreaded it! Now I see it as the healthy, tasty,affordable, quick protein that it is. Now I make it once a week! emoticon

JILLO137 SparkPoints: (8,170)
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3/30/13 12:37 P

I used to HATE green beans, and now I just looooooove them!

SCHEALTHNUTT SparkPoints: (49,055)
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3/30/13 12:35 P

Grown out of high fat mac and cheese, into the healthier version

1954MARG Posts: 243
3/30/13 11:59 A

I have grown into liking a wide variety of foods that I was never able to try when I was young because they were never in the house. A much greater variety of foods are also available in local shops than used to be.Things I like now are peppers, mushrooms, fish, spices, broccoli, peas, onions, garlic, blueberries, herbs, shellfish, courgettes, leeks, french beans, rice, couscous, yoghurt, blue cheeses,blackberries, ginger, coconut milk, kidney beans, hummous.
There are some things that I was never fond of, but can eat if they are mixed or cooked in with other things, such as walnuts, and celery.
I have grown out of fried foods, I will bake things that my mother would fry.
But I still dislike parsnips and turn green at the thought of brussel sprouts!

EEJAYBEE Posts: 261
3/30/13 10:00 A

I've grown into eating more fish and fresh vegetables. I've grown out of shop-bought food that doesn't taste of anything (I had a "diet" chicken salad sandwich recently when there was nothing else available- it tasted like cardboard!)

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3/29/13 11:47 P

french fries. I just think about how you see them (restaurants) put a big batch in a foot of oil and the sizzle and it actually nauseates me. It makes me think of heart attacks since that runs in my family. How we change when we make whole foods a habit. It's so mush tastier too.

KAPELAKIN Posts: 1,984
3/29/13 10:18 P

I've been surprised at how I've been able to outgrow cheese, bread and pasta. Sometimes I've still got to have some homebaked bread as a treat, but 90% of the time, I don't even miss it, and I can't remember the last time I cooked pasta.

POINDEXTRA Posts: 2,927
3/29/13 8:50 P

I've been a cereal lover most of my life - in fact I lost 50 pounds while allowing myself a nice bowl of Cap'n Crunch (with skim milk) more nights of the week than not. However, over the last 10 years, my diet has evolved to be healthier and healthier, and I rarely crave cereal now. And, when I do, Kashi Go Lean is my favorite.

3/29/13 3:15 P

definitely grew out of spam :) I forgot about that.

WHEELS54 Posts: 492
3/29/13 2:05 P

Grown out of fast food and soda and into vegetables and lean protein.
not as boring as it sounds!

SCHEALTHNUTT SparkPoints: (49,055)
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3/29/13 11:24 A

I've grown into using almond milk as I am allergic to dairy!! emoticon

GRACED777 Posts: 4,348
3/29/13 11:23 A

I've grown out of mac 'n cheese, hamburger helper, fried foods, etc.

I've developed a taste for mushrooms, green peppers, zucchini, coiuscous, black beans and rice, raw and cooked spinach, etc.

MAXINOVA SparkPoints: (30,074)
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3/29/13 11:15 A

I've grown out of eating cold cereal in the morning. Does not sustain me.

BIGBEAROHYEAH SparkPoints: (13,195)
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3/29/13 11:13 A

I have gotten away from covience foods like take out and freezer meals. to home cooking slow planed meals.

KARENCRANER Posts: 3,425
3/29/13 11:12 A

I had to train myself to like yogurt. When I started Sparkpeople, I used to gag a couple of spoonfuls down, but pretty soon, it quit tasting like bacteria and began tasting like a sweet, creamy treat. My favorite now is Dannon Light and Fit Greek vanilla, with only 80 calories!

JGIRL5799 Posts: 561
3/29/13 10:47 A

Foods I grew out of and they were my weaknesses..

Oreo cookies, any junk foods of candies especially sprees, cookies and chips and I was really bad drinking pepsi...

Foods I grew to love homemade Chinese foods, and loving the baby spinach for my salads, organic veggies and growing them myself, I love spices and herbs and I never really used them before, but I am learning how to cook with them and its really fun!

Edited by: JGIRL5799 at: 3/29/2013 (10:48)
ONTHEPATH2 SparkPoints: (159,005)
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3/29/13 10:41 A

I grew into drinking pop (soda) when I was in high school - my parents never had it at home! Now trying to grow out of it. It is such a habit! Trying to grow into more veggies - I just don't like them! Keep experimenting with new ways to cook them, but it is a chore and they are always the last thing left on my plate!

BENETT4890 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/29/13 10:38 A

I'd say one thing I've grown of is Poptarts, I used to have those for breakfast almost everyday when I was a kid. Not any more. I think I've mostly grown out of hot dogs, too. If I eat one I choose a turkey dog. I've grown into eggs, I used to hate them! Lately I've really been into citrus fruit, which is not something I used to be a fan of. I think asparagus and avocado are two of my favorites that I had never been exposed to growing up! I've always been willing to try new things, so I guess my taste matured as I did.

SIMONEKP Posts: 2,764
3/29/13 9:47 A

Out of soda and into kale

TISTYEN Posts: 214
3/29/13 8:54 A

I used to hate sweet potatoes, but my mom's late husband baked them like regular potatoes, and I love them that way; I just can't stand the whole "treat them like dessert" vibe (candied, pies, etc.). When I was a kid, I hated spinach. In fact, my siblings did too, so much so that the reward for making the honor roll was that we didn't have to eat spinach until the next report cards came out. Now I love fresh, raw spinach (like in a salad). Still not overfond of it cooked though.

One thing that I noticed on this thread. A lot of people are saying they "grew into" onions & peppers. When I was a kid, I used to love them, but sometime in my college years they started giving me digestive issues, and now I can't eat them at all without being ill for the rest of the day. It's a pain in the rump because so many recipes call for them, and it's almost impossible to get a meal in a restaurant (or a convention center) without them.

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3/29/13 8:30 A


LACIEZ SparkPoints: (3,128)
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3/29/13 12:08 A

I want to grow out of my soda addiction. Not just regular but diet as well.
I want to grow into more fruits and vegetables. I am slowly adding a few, but not liking the taste of most.

3/28/13 2:30 P

I am hoping to grow out of my tendencies to eat lots of sweets, and grow into a few more vegetables - squash especially,

LAWLI56 Posts: 1,539
3/28/13 2:28 P

Out of: all processed foods, ready meals, sweets, biscuits, desserts, milk chocolate, peanut butter with sugar, sugar, fried foods and all junk food.

More into: slow cooked dinners from scratch (frozen for later use), fruit, vegetables and legumes (always loved them but have tried lots of new varieties), 85% dark chocolate, sugar free wholenut peanut butter, rice cakes, soy milk, desserts and yogurts, almond and rice milk, low fat cooking methods, home-made apple sauce(sugar free).

There are very few foods that I haven't like but high fat foods now make me feel sick just looking at them.

Edited by: LAWLI56 at: 3/28/2013 (14:33)
3/28/13 1:52 P



3/28/13 10:20 A

Out Of: Fast Food Hamburgers (Even In-n-Out- but hey, there's still the grilled cheese from there)

In To: Soy products

ROGERSBABE1 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/28/13 8:05 A

Out of: fast food biscuits and adding salt to things

Into: more herbs and other seasonings

REGINA_PHALANGE SparkPoints: (17,659)
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3/28/13 7:04 A

Out of (what I loved as a child): any type of soda, fast food-style french fries, Hershey's chocolate, marshmallows, jarred pasta sauce, McDonald's

Into: seltzer (unflavored), sweet potato fries, dark chocolate, homemade pasta sauce, and basically any veggie you can think of. Also, I used to hate melon, but I'm finally coming around to liking it.

Edited by: REGINA_PHALANGE at: 3/28/2013 (07:05)
TINAJANE76 SparkPoints: (66,590)
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3/28/13 2:00 A

I still have quite the sweet and junk food tooth, but there are a number of things I've grown out of:

-soda, both regular and diet varieties (can't believe I ever liked it now--yuck!)
-TV dinners (ever notice how they all start to taste the same after a while?)
-most pre-packaged snack food like Twinkies, Hostess Cupcakes and the like (if I'm going to have a treat, it had better be a whole lot tastier than those)
-fast food (for the same reasons as above)
-milk chocolate (once you get hooked on the dark stuff, it's hard to go back)
-white bread (boring!)
-supermarket ice cream (except for Haagen Daz--that still rocks)

I've grown into foods that are more bitter and more savory flavors in general such as:
-Brussel sprouts, eggplant, spinach, mushrooms, asparagus and red peppers (how could anyone possibly hate any of these?)
-fish and seafood (again, i don't get how anyone could hate fish and seafood, especially the milder varieties)
-dark chocolate (the darker the better)
-fine black coffee (made in my Bialetti)
-beans (pretty much any variety and preparation, including hummus--yum!)
-dark, grainy bread (especially ones with nuts and seeds in them)
-liver (as a flavoring agent in meat dishes like meatloaf)
-red wine, whisky and much better beer (both paired with food and used as flavoring agents)
-roasted root vegetables and sweet potatoes (perhaps Mother Nature's most perfectly delicious food!)
-cheese (I have to generally limit myself to cheese once a week because I can't control myself)
-herbs and whole spices (especially fresh cilantro, thyme, rosemary and Herbes de Proven├že as well as coriander, cumin, turmeric, fenugreek, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and allspice, most of which I get whole or in seed form--so much tastier than the ground stuff!)

Jeez, I sound like a food snob, lol!

Edited by: TINAJANE76 at: 3/28/2013 (02:02)
PPARKER_2214 SparkPoints: (14,816)
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3/28/13 1:08 A

I've grown out of soda and into water.
Out of bread and into wraps
Out of fast food and into slow food
Out of oversized portions and into healthy portions
Out of boring brown and beige foods and into colorful foods
Out of not knowing where my food comes from to caring how it got to my plate

3/27/13 10:16 P

Likewise, PSSN4Fitness. Since I've been here on SP, I've gotten very innovative with new recipes and revamping receipes with lower cal/lower fat ingredients. Yes, there are tons of foods that I haven't "grown out of" you say, we tend to eat less of them to coincide with a healthier diet.

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3/27/13 9:17 P

I think it is hard for me to say what I've grown out of. I don't believe in 'untouchable foods', so there aren't many things that I would never have. But, there are many things that I definitely don't eat very often anymore even less than once a year (i.e. big macs, potato chips, etc). But, does that mean that I don't even like the taste anymore... I don't believe so, except maybe lunchables and fish sticks that I ate as a child. They're terrible.

Grown into is the most exciting part about the spark diet. I am constantly falling in love with new foods. The latest:

- eggplant, Brussels sprouts, blackberries, greek yogurt (my one true love), tea.

I've liked these for a while, but it took time for me to come around: - water, avocados, tomatoes, pickles, mushrooms

R3DROBIN Posts: 1,389
3/27/13 7:34 P

not sure ive grown out of anything but ive grown into bell peppers & onions!

AMDODSON12 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/27/13 7:29 P

Into sweet potatoes and out of white potatoes

LANNIEMANUEL SparkPoints: (95,182)
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3/27/13 7:15 P

i have grown into tofu and so out of hotdogs

NIKKSJOURNEY SparkPoints: (7,758)
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3/27/13 7:03 P

I've grown to love Greek yogurt. I've grown out of eating processed luncheon meats.

CIRANDELLA SparkPoints: (0)
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3/27/13 5:12 P

Another lover of Brussels sprouts, MANDIETERRIER! My family is still searching for my pod... emoticon Nuggets of joy, they are!

WISDOM973 Posts: 305
3/27/13 4:00 P

grew out of fried foods.
I am trying to make myself grow into legumes. Haven't me one yet that I've fallen in love with.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,569
3/27/13 3:58 P

Grew out of hot dogs, soda and fried chicken

Grew into Brussels Sprouts and other veggies. Seriously though ME like Brussels Sprouts. My family is still looking for my pod. LOL

EMILYMARGO SparkPoints: (12,060)
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3/27/13 3:52 P

Foods I grew out of:
Coffee, soda, any kind of meat that comes from a mammal (pork, beef, etc.)

Foods I grew into:
Tea, Greek yogurt, spinach, almonds, shrimp, red onions, sweet potatoes, zucchini, salmon, soy milk, eggs

SPKRAUSE Posts: 543
3/27/13 1:37 P

There are foods I just eat less of -- if at all -- because I 'know' they're 'bad' for me (in bulk, at least), such as pop, highly sugary things, and the like.

But 'grow' into our out of ...

... into: almost anything bitter. Kids just don't, most of the time, enjoy bitter foods, not just many greens, but also coffee, dark chocolate, and the like. And that's a somewhat physiological change that takes place.

... into: mushrooms, brussels sprouts, sour cream, sweet potatoes ... things I had bad experiences with as a kid (poor preparation) that I grew to into when I cooked them for myself and did it correctly

... into: sardines. I always loved tuna, and I loved salmon, including canned (see: salmon loaf), but I *feared* sardines as too fishy and salty and ... something. Then I tried them. And I love them.

I constantly re-discover foods I haven't had for ages and realize again that I love them.

3/27/13 1:17 P

I agree, HealthyBarb1. Much of our growing out of foods and adopting new foods are because as we age, our requirements change, especially if you become more sedentary as you get older like me. I could eat a ton of foods when I was in my 20's and never gain an ounce my metabolism was so high. I hardly ever stopped moving or playing sports. And I think you are right that our tastes do change. All I needed a a kid was candy and more candy. Veggies didn't mean much to me. Now, they are the first thing I think of when planning my meals. What vegetables do I have and then what goes with them.

Regarding steamed cauliflower, it is great mashed half and half with potatoes -- really cuts lots of starchy calories out. Tastes delicious!

SHERYLDS Posts: 17,504
3/27/13 1:16 P

As a kid...I loved soda, tuna fish sandwiches (always had it for lunch), and hated beans, hard cheese, and raw tomatoes.

As an adult the opposite is true....soda is too sickly sweet, and tuna fish isn't recommended everyday (mercury), meanwhile I've learned to add beans & legumes to everything, I can't get enough cheese or tomatoes.

sometimes things work out

SIMONEKP Posts: 2,764
3/27/13 1:13 P

out of uber sweet snacks and into more whole grains

JAYNINNE Posts: 257
3/27/13 1:11 P

My parents drank Coca-Cola a lot when I was a kid, or so it seemed. That was the drink of choice in our household. Though, looking back, we'd share one bottle amongst the 4 of us at dinner and that was it. Still, I grew out of cola when I was in high school and turned to uncola drinks, like Sprite and Mountain Dew. I have since grown out of soda altogether and now prefer water.

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3/27/13 1:04 P

Love this thought...when I was young I loved peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and bologna and pickle sandwiches too!!! I lived on oranges and wheat rolls with deli meat on them for lunches in college...easy to pack!! My brother worked at Pizza hut and does not like pizza so I got all of his free pizza's when he came home at the end of his shift. Could eat whatever I wanted and stay thin!! That was then!!
I have auto immune issues now and what I eat now is so much more thought out and healthy. I still enjoy peanut butter but my sandwich is on gluten free toast and made with home made freezer raspberry jam. I make my own gluten free pizza topped with veggies. I love salads and stir fry and love to cook and make healthy family meals. As we grow our tastes and abilities and life styles change and so do our food choices!! Glad we have so much to choose from!!
Smiles Barb

HAPPYLISA17 Posts: 213
3/27/13 11:38 A

I haven't had a donut or coffee in about 35 years. But, about 2 years ago I developed a love affair with steamed cauliflower! I don't know where that came from, but now I cannot live w/o it. Two things I don't think I'll ever grow into are: 1. Mushrooms 2. Peas YUK!!!

KANOE10 Posts: 5,605
3/27/13 11:34 A

out of refined carbs and donuts, ice cream or candy..into low carb pizza and vegetables.

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