I’ve always been a really picky eater. And when I was younger, my mom and I would always have busy schedules and were always on the go. And my mom, as nurturing as she is, she was never the greatest and most extravagant of cooks. Most of the time, it would be frozen box dinners, take out, and especially fast food joints were usually what we resorted too because we weren’t at home often. And since that was basically what my diet was growing up, so all I ate really were burgers, fries, and chicken nuggets, pasta, rice, mashed potatoes and chicken.
For the majority of my life, I rarely tried new things, and had already rejected the idea of even attempting to eating anything new. And now that I’m 20-year-old and still eat like an 8-year-old, I’ve decided that it’s time I become more open about food diversity.
Living in a new house with new people is definitely a good way to start trying new foods. And one of my roommates is a real health nut foodie. Typically, when there’s time, he makes dinner for all of us, and usually it’s food or a combination of foods that I’ve never tried before. So, of course, attempt to try it at least. And surprisingly I enjoy most of what he makes.
This new house and new roommates has opened my mind to all sorts of new things, including food diversity. And I’d say it’s for the best, in order to be a responsible adult, I can’t just eat McDonalds or order pizza every night.