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From “When Harry met Sally”…

Sally: I’d like the chef salad, please, with the oil and vinegar on the side. And the apple pie a la mode….But I’d like the pie heated, and I don’t want the ice cream on top. I want it on the side. And I’d like strawberry instead of vanilla if you have it. If not, then no ice cream, just whipped cream, but only if it’s real. If it’s out of a can, then nothing.
Waitress: Not even the pie?
Sally: No, just the pie. But then not heated.

So, in case you haven’t guessed by the running theme here, I’m the pickiest eater alive. My friends often compare me to Sally – and I think at times my orders at restaurants have been very similar to Sally’s above. What can I say – I just like it the way I like it đŸ™‚

It doesn’t help that I grew up in the most health-conscious household – you know, where they use the real peanut butter for PB&J sandwiches – the kind where the oil floats to the top and you have to stir…. yeah, I never got the cool Skippy PB&J sandwiches on white bread. So you’d have thought that once I went to college I would have rebelled and ate tons of junk food… guess what – I did, and gained like 15 pounds during my freshman year. I felt sluggish and my once active lifestyle was no more. During the summer after my freshman year, I realized that eating junk food just wasn’t worth the extra weight & lack of energy… so I started being more picky about what I put into my body… and thus, a picky eater was born.

Now, don’t get me wrong – I still LOVE food. And I still eat pizza and fries and chocolate – I just try to make healthier versions of those options. (Or, if there isn’t a healthier version available – I just eat them in moderation). I think all of these “bad” foods can totally be part of a healthy diet – being “picky” is not about depriving yourself! And because of my picky eating habits, I’ve become pretty informed & educated on healthy but tasty food choices, healthy living and balanced eating. I have to say, I get a kick out of finding a low calorie ice cream at the supermarket, or coming up with a new way to incorporate veggies into my diet. I guess I’m somewhat of a food nerd.

Over the years, I’ve been able to accumulate approximately a million diet & food tips, and want to share my food-nerdiness with you. I hope you find this blog helpful and informative, and enjoy my quest to find healthy, low calorie, tasty, yummy, picky eats!

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