You can ask anyone, I am a picky eater. My usual go-to dinner is mac and cheese.
But in my quest for balance, healthy eating and getting all my nutrients factors in a lot. And last night was all about balanced eating.
I wasn’t terribly hungry to begin with. Sure, hungry, but not like full-steak-dinner hungry. So I threw together a little charcuterie board (or two. My charcuterie boards are tiny).
I had my fruits and vegetables board (carrots, celery, red bell peppers, apples, and grapes, with ranch for dipping)
And my meats and cheese board (provolone, swiss, salami, prosciutto, and gluten-free bagel chips)
I put a bit too much on my boards, but it turned out great so eating a bit more was not something I regretted! All I needed was a glass of my favourite wine, a blackberry Merlot from a local winery!
Picky eaters can find a healthy, balanced meal too. When I was younger, I would have never touched a pepper, but I can appreciate the sweetness that it has to it, now that I’m older. It’s a challenge to find ways to incorporate vegetables into my meals, as that’s always been what I was pickiest about and then comes the guilt that I’m not getting enough vegetables in. But I like to tell myself that any vegetable is better than no vegetable. If you have a few veggies that you actually like, find meals that use those! There are plenty of creative ways you can make sure to get your nutrients.