We all probably have a good idea what our favorite foods are. Many of us know what foods we are cool with eating, but All of us know what foods we really dislike. There may come a time where we can’t be choosy, so time time is now to eat outside your comfort zone.
Eat Outside Your Comfort Zone
I’ve undertaken a personal journey, a journey into eating foods that I really don’t like. There are foods that I don’t like and there are foods that I’m just not comfortable with the idea of eating.
I am hoping that the experience of eating new foods will give me some insights:
Discover new foods that I may find delicious
You never know what might be tasty until you try it.
Prepare me to eat foods that I’d normally not eat because I don’t like them
If I’m willing to eat things that I’m sure I don’t like, I’ll be prepared to try new things, even if they look or smell bad. Beggars can’t be choosers, so I want to be ready to eat whatever it takes to maintain my health and energy, as well as set a good example for my children.
Prepare me to eat foods that I’m not comfortable with (because they are weird or gross)
Hopefully this will allow my digestive system to be more forgiving to new and unusual foods in the future too. That way if I end up eating something edible but really strange, my body won’t go into turbo purge mode (you know what I mean).
Reveal any allergies, irritations or intolerance that I am unaware of.
I think discovering food related allergies, irritations or intolerances now is vital. It’s better to find out that I’m allergic to certain foods now, while things are still pretty normal, than later on in a camping or survival situation.
Eating outside my comfort zone
This week I really stepped up my game. I ate fish, which I normally despise. My wife whipped up some Tilapia, which is really good, and doesn’t have a strong fishy taste.
I also had some big, fat frog legs for my main course a couple nights ago. I was surprised that the texture and taste is very chicken-ish, with a slightly fishy taste (but not in every bite). I’m betting if prepared properly, you could pass it off as chicken with no one being the wiser.
The food that really surprised me this week, was crawfish (crawdads, to those of you from my neck of the woods). Crawfish were really good. I’m really disappointed to think how many times I used them as bait instead of as food for me.
I know some of you are vegans, so yes, they do have Vegan wild edible cookbooks.
This is the time to change up your diet and start experiencing with new foods. This will expand your tastes and give you heads up to foods that may not be the best thing for you to eat. Its time to eat outside your comfort zone.