Trying New Foods!

In my 30 Before 30 post, I said that I wanted to try three new foods this year. If you’ve read some of my posts about eating, you know that I was quite the picky eater growing up and am now trying a lot harder to try new things and eat healthier foods. Earlier this year I tried cauliflower for the first time and have used it in several meals since then. This month I tried shrimp for the first time. Yes, it’s true, I’ve never eaten shrimp.

I’ve become a huge fan of the SkinnyTaste website and have found some awesome recipes. Ian really likes seafood but we don’t eat it often because I’m a little afraid of it, so when I found a simple recipe for angel hair with shrimp and tomato sauce I knew we had to try it. Neither of us like chunky tomato sauce so we substituted smooth tomato sauce for the diced tomatoes, but otherwise followed the recipe.

Recipe Prep

Recipe Prep

 

It turned out great! I even had shrimp again later that week in some jambalaya we made. I wouldn’t say I love it, but it’s not half bad and something I’ll definitely try and eat more of.

Shrimp with angel hair pasta and tomato sauce

Shrimp with angel hair pasta and tomato sauce

What foods did you try later in life that you found out you actually really like?

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4 thoughts on “Trying New Foods!

  1. I went through a phase from about the third grade until I was in college when I refused to eat cheese. The only exceptions were pizza and Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Turns out, I actually like a lot of cheeses (just not stinky blue cheese). Who knew.

    • Oh man! Yea, I can’t believe some of the foods I wouldn’t eat growing up – they are so good! What was I thinking?! Taco dip might be my biggest regret…I missed out on a lot of years of enjoying that deliciousness, haha!

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