How can I change my diet and not be afraid to cook new foods?

Andrea Q.
I would say that changing your diet is one small step at a time! I started changing my diet when I was a child, where I would normally only drink Dr. Pepper. I started very slowly by switching to sprite for a few months, then half the time switch to water, then eventually all water. Another thing that happened simultaneously was I started experimenting with more vegetables! It all started because of a Birds Eye steamfresh California veggie blend, that had broccoli cauliflower and carrots, and I tried them begrudgingly with a friend, and fell in love! (With plenty of butter and salt of course! πŸ˜‚) But that eventually led me to start steaming pots of vegetables, gradually decreasing how much butter and salt I used. Some specific strategies for trying new foods would be to if you're out at a restaurant where there is food you haven't had before, especially appetizers, I would ask the group you're with if they'd be down for experimenting. Also, once a week, find a veggie you've never tried before at the grocery store, and look up best ways to cook "vegetable," but sub in whatever veggie it is. May I recommend roasted radishes?? It's one of my most recent discoveries that I'm obsessed with πŸ˜‚ Also the more healthy you eat (especially the less sugar you eat!) the more your taste buds will change, so don't be afraid to try something a couple times spaced far out, because you now might like them! Also try different preparations on foods as well, because texture is a big part of food and different textures could be putting you off to the food and not so much the flavor. Also don't forget spices!! They can make or break the flavor of some foods πŸ₯°