I absolutely adore my DH, except when it comes to food. I kid you not, this is what he will eat (dinner/lunch):
Chicken Breast (skin on or off, plain or breaded, no sauces)
Turkey Breast (cold-cut type)
Iceberg Lettuce (no dressing)
Steak (very occassionally)
Mozzerella sticks (Fried mozzerella)
Hamburger (plain, with ketchup)
Tacos (from El Paso mix, meat and shells only)
Will not eat:
Melted cheese (except on pizza)
Pretty much anything that doesn't appear on the lists above.
I'm not exaggerating. He CAN not eat anything else. I have asked him to try. He gags, he makes awful faces, and I can tell that he really wants to like it, but he just can't. It's as if he just cannot tolerate more than 1 flavor at a time. He never dips his chicken or fries in any kind of sauce (except ketchup). He told me a story about how he wanted to make his family proud as a boy by trying mashed potatoes and he gagged them all over the table.
I honestly believe that he can't tolerate certain textures or flavors. It's like his tastebuds/sensors get overstimulated way too easily.
I want so badly to be crunchy. I make healthy organic and fresh choices for myself all of the time. Usually I'm broiling some fish and making myself a salad while I pop bagged nuggets and fries into the oven for him. I hate this. I'm so scared for his health if he continues this way. We're expecting our first baby this month and I don't want his bad diet to influence our son. I can see it now: Mama, Daddy doesn't eat broccoli, I don't want it!
Please, if anyone has any advice or can give me some suggestions I would openly welcome them. I know it sounds crazy but it's a reality. I want my hubby to be healthy and eat well without forcing him to feel horrible because he just can't (not won't) like things.