Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - Foods You've Discovered That You Never Thought You'd Eat




PreciousMissy
10-14-2011, 10:49 AM
As I was packing my lunch I realized that what I packed today is a LOT different than what I packed 4 months ago.

One food that I never thought about eating before I absolutely love now...tofu noodles! They are flavorless, just like pasta, have the texture of al dente, and are only 20 calories per serving! I love them for bulking up soups or just having them in lieu of pasta.

What food items do you eat now that you had never thought about before?


Ruze
10-14-2011, 11:59 AM
I've never even heard of tofu noodles before! But I'll check them out now. :lol:

I never thought I could actually eat salad. I used to eat just plain lettuce on its own, but I thought mixing up different ingredients with the lettuce was gross. Now I'm used to it. :carrot:

Beach Patrol
10-14-2011, 12:15 PM
I have become quite the fan of cottage cheese! - I used to only have cottage cheese with peaches, but now I've learned all sorts of new things to do with it, and it is VERY yummy & fullla protein and not bad for calorie counting @ 80 calories for 1/2 cup (fat free version).

My favorite thing is to eat it as a DESSERT with a sprinkle of brown sugar & some cinnamon! YUMMMMM!!!!! :goodvibes


GoingForGold82
10-23-2011, 10:42 AM
For me it's mostly raw foods that I never touched when given the option between them and processed foods. Like you, my "lunchbox" is completely different. I find almonds (which I previously had no affinity for), are my go-to snack that I eat quite frequently. The other food I seriously HEART? Bob's Red Mill Muesli - great in the morning with some 1% milk if I am missing my carbs, or folded into some nonfat yogurt to bulk it up.

evilwomaniamshe
10-23-2011, 10:49 AM
Avocado! The color, the texture all mashed up in guacamole, ewe I always steered clear of it, yanno yucka & all because it looks like poo!
But now, I eat straight up avocado to dip my veggies in or I slice avocado for sandwiches, yup now I lurve me the creamy taste of avocado, who the he- double hockey sticks woulda thunk it tastes good! :)

Serval87
10-23-2011, 04:25 PM
PreciousMissy, tofu noodles sound interesting, and I definitely like that calorie count. Where do you get them, or do you make them yourself?

For me, it's plain Greek yogurt and beans. I once tried plain yogurt, and thought it was nasty, but I eat plain Greek yogurt mixed with frozen fruit, on burritos/fajitas, and even make a creamy, wonderful pasta sauce with it. I adore the stuff, and go through 3-4 17 oz containers a month.

With beans, I used to always roll my eyes when my mom would make a pot of beans. I felt, "great, a boring meal." Sometimes they'd be plain, sometimes they'd have little pieces of sausage in it. Not my thing. Now that I make beans, they're good. I use seasoning, have it with rice, or make burritos with it, or mix it with spinach, peppers, and other veggies. It's very good. My husband will sometimes make bean patties, which I love. <3

kidjng
10-23-2011, 10:39 PM
Brussels sprouts! I adore them! I roast them with EVOO and S&P! Heaven! I also make a maple balsamic glaze for them - delish!

I've also discovered that red, orange and yellow bell peppers do not upset my stomach like green bell peppers do. Who knew! They have become my favorite hummus- and tzaziki-dipping snack!

I'm interested in hearing more about tofu noodles. There is an asian market close to me but the packaging of most food items is not in english. I'll have to ask someone to help me find them.

GwenSue
10-24-2011, 11:17 AM
Asparagus, quinoa, chia seeds, raw veggies

I would never eat veggies unless they were overcooked. Now I won't eat them unless they are raw or cooked slightly.

I put chia seeds in my green monster smoothies (chia seeds, almond milk, baby spinach, sunflower seed butter, banana and ice all mixed in the blender).

LAgreeneyes
02-05-2012, 12:44 PM
As I was packing my lunch I realized that what I packed today is a LOT different than what I packed 4 months ago.

One food that I never thought about eating before I absolutely love now...tofu noodles! They are flavorless, just like pasta, have the texture of al dente, and are only 20 calories per serving! I love them for bulking up soups or just having them in lieu of pasta.

What food items do you eat now that you had never thought about before?

Where do they sell tofu noodles?

tommy
02-05-2012, 10:21 PM
This is the brand most often found
http://www.house-foods.com/default.aspx

Nadya
02-05-2012, 11:09 PM
Yogurt. I'd tried eating it numerous times before but found that I simply couldn't stand the taste. I finally found a kind that I like though - Dannon Light & Fit Vanilla - and I find myself eating it fairly frequently now.

erinrenae80
02-06-2012, 12:02 AM
Tilapia, I am not a fish/seafood eater. There are a few select things I will eat but I'm a big Tilapia fan now.

I'm definitely going to look into tofu noodles and I think I'll try the cottage cheese dessert. I ate tons of cottage cheese while I was pregnant with my youngest. I had cravings for everything healthy while I was pregnant with her. Unfortunately, it went away when she was born.

osaunt
02-06-2012, 12:08 AM
Beets and brussels sprouts -so delish they are like dessert to me. Brown rice, quinoa, so nutty and full of flavor - white rice/potatoes are bland and boring in comparison. Also kale in salad and/or soup so hearty and wonderful. Also red cabbage, raw w/ a splash of EVOO, balsamic and S&P...crazy good:)

40lbsPLEASE
02-09-2012, 10:28 AM
Avocado! The color, the texture all mashed up in guacamole, ewe I always steered clear of it, yanno yucka & all because it looks like poo!

This is soooo me too! I always felt like guacamole looked like someone put Kermit the Frog in a blender! LOL! I just made my first batch of guac this past Sunday for SuperBowl and OMG! My new fave food. Seriously. I've made 3 more batches since then. My whole fam is in love with it! I'm so glad I decided to take a chance on this most perfect food!

rachaelm
02-09-2012, 11:20 AM
Tofu noodles are going on my grocery list for this weekend. 20 calories a serving??!! That's crazy talk. LOL

LAgreeneyes
02-09-2012, 11:21 AM
Veggie burgers, Veggie hot dogs, Meatless crumble

Precious Little
02-21-2012, 08:13 PM
I never thought I'd actually ENJOY natural greek style yogurt. You know, with out the sugar and artificial flavourings etc.

I sometimes make a dessert out of it by putting a teaspoon of drinking chocolate in a small bowl of it, and oh so yummy!! but without the caloric punch of chocolate ice-cream. The one I make yields <100 cal per serve. :)

jomatho
02-21-2012, 08:28 PM
PreciousMissy, tofu noodles sound interesting, and I definitely like that calorie count. Where do you get them, or do you make them yourself?

For me, it's plain Greek yogurt and beans. I once tried plain yogurt, and thought it was nasty, but I eat plain Greek yogurt mixed with frozen fruit, on burritos/fajitas, and even make a creamy, wonderful pasta sauce with it. I adore the stuff, and go through 3-4 17 oz containers a month.

With beans, I used to always roll my eyes when my mom would make a pot of beans. I felt, "great, a boring meal." Sometimes they'd be plain, sometimes they'd have little pieces of sausage in it. Not my thing. Now that I make beans, they're good. I use seasoning, have it with rice, or make burritos with it, or mix it with spinach, peppers, and other veggies. It's very good. My husband will sometimes make bean patties, which I love. <3

Could you tell me how you make your creamy pasta sauce using Greek yogurt?

jomatho
02-21-2012, 08:30 PM
I never thought I'd actually ENJOY natural greek style yogurt. You know, with out the sugar and artificial flavourings etc.

I sometimes make a dessert out of it by putting a teaspoon of drinking chocolate in a small bowl of it, and oh so yummy!! but without the caloric punch of chocolate ice-cream. The one I make yields <100 cal per serve. :)

Yum, I'm going to try that!

sontaikle
02-21-2012, 09:51 PM
asparagus. I never thought I would like the stuff. I still don't, actually...BY ITSELF. I sauteed it with some peppers and tomato and had it with a poached egg. DELICIOUS.

This morning I put it in an omelet. ALSO DELICIOUS.

It's really good with other stuff. I NEVER thought I would say that I like asparagus!

Dejavugirl
02-23-2012, 02:28 AM
Raw natural Almonds. There was a time when I could never imagine eating a nut that wasn't covered in salt. :-) But I love Almonds now, and they're a great snack w/a side of cottage cheese.

sontaikle
02-23-2012, 09:43 AM
asparagus. I never thought I would like the stuff. I still don't, actually...BY ITSELF. I sauteed it with some peppers and tomato and had it with a poached egg. DELICIOUS.

This morning I put it in an omelet. ALSO DELICIOUS.

It's really good with other stuff. I NEVER thought I would say that I like asparagus!

total lie. Now I like them by themselves. I can eat them like potato chips.

Eck
02-25-2012, 03:05 PM
Turnip fries

AshNStuff
03-03-2012, 12:44 PM
Just in case you all were wondering, the name of those noodles are Shirataki noodles. I saw them at Dierberg's if you have one around you, but they aren't usually sold at places like Wal-Mart, etc. I personally didn't want to try them because I heard the smell/texture was quite gross. I'm definitely one of those people that won't eat something if it smells bad or the texture reminds me of something disgusting.

purpleunicorn
03-05-2012, 09:10 PM
I never thought I would eat yogurt, cauliflower or brussel sprouts. Love them all!

chickadee32
03-06-2012, 01:27 AM
Yogurt. I used to hate it. Now I LOVE it and eat the Chobani 0% several times/week.

Peppers are my other big one. I still don't love green peppers, but red/orange/yellow bell peppers have become a dinnertime staple. It's so funny to me that I always used to pick the peppers off/out of dishes!

MrsCake
03-07-2012, 09:49 AM
I really didn't like olives but just recently I can't get enough of them!

Oh, when I imagine what was I missing... :o

smarkey
03-07-2012, 04:17 PM
Yogurt with cocoa powder. The thought of yogurt and chocolate together makes me gag, but when I first started eating differently, I craved sweets, so tried greek (plain, nonfat) with unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla and a little agave to sweeten. Add frozen blueberries and it's ice cream-like. Adding the fruit took off the tart edge of the yogurt (I try to avoid using too much agave). It's now my favorite dessert after plain old dark, dark, sweetened chocolate.

BTW, cocoa shows up on many metabolism-boosting food lists. Guessing it's the caffeine, but dark chocolate is supposed to be good for you (in moderation, of course).

Nibbles
03-07-2012, 07:21 PM
Veggie burgers. I always thought these would be uber-gross...like spongy faux meat. But no! They are vegetables...turned into burgers...who knew??? So far, have tried a few kinds and they are delicious.

Jonjaxmom
03-07-2012, 07:24 PM
Powdered peanut butter!! Pb2. 85% less calories than peanut butter. Tastes like the natural stuff, just add a bit of water... My kids have no idea and we all love it!

Laura78
03-07-2012, 08:02 PM
Another vote for Avocado! I eat one a week (half on one day and half on another day). My favourite is just to eat it with grilled chicken. mmmmm

LAgreeneyes
03-08-2012, 12:55 PM
Meatless meat (veggie products)