Philosophy

What does it mean to be a PickyEater? 

When people think of being a “picky eater,” they think of the little kid who doesn’t want to eat anything except ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

But being a PickyEater can be something very different: It can be something positive that helps you transform your way to a healthier, happier life.

This is what it means to be a PickyEater: 

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Some more about me: Learn more about me here, and take a trip down a day in the life of The Picky Eater (a sample of what I eat on a daily basis) here!

 

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Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) May 24, 2012 at 11:41 am

Oh I’m definitely a proud picky eater! Cute article!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater May 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Aw thank you so much! So nice to meet you!

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Megha June 16, 2012 at 3:21 am

I love this! Great message. I love your recipes. You’re even teaching me new words like cilantro (which we call coriander in Australia) :P. I’ll be travelling to San Francisco so I was wondering if you had any recommendations of good places to eat. Thanks for your blog and keep writing :)

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater June 16, 2012 at 11:04 am

Aw thank you so much Megha! It’s so nice to meet you :) That’s funny that you call cilantro coriander – I think it’s called that in Indian cooking as well! So yes, I definitely have a ton of recommendations on where to eat in SF (it’s a great food town). First off, you have to visit The Ferry Building and their Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings – I think it’s open until 2pm. You can see my post and pictures from it here. Also – here is my list for some of my favorite restaurants in SF, and if you’re vegan you have to visit Millennium too! Hope that helps, enjoy your trip out here!

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Megha June 17, 2012 at 4:35 am

That’s brilliant, Anjali. So many choices! Will let you know how it goes.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater June 17, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Hehe no problem! Honestly there are so many great places to eat in SF, I could have given you even more recs! Can’t wait to hear how it goes, enjoy!

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Becky September 14, 2012 at 7:03 pm

This is such a great philosophy for the college student who does not want to pack on the pounds from the dining halls and fast food places on campus and instead is self-teaching a healthy way to consume! Thank you for the inspiration!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater September 18, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Thanks so much Becky!! I’m so glad it’s helpful! I’m sure you will do great staying healthy in college – but feel free to email me if there’s anything I can help with in terms of healthy college eating! :)

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kalamckala November 28, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I love your definition of a “picky eater” and I completely agree. Great tips and great writing. (=

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater November 29, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Thank you so much Kala!! I’m so happy my philosophy resonates with you – thank you for your kind words :) I’m so glad you like my blog!

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Chelsea February 24, 2013 at 5:35 pm

What a fantastic philosophy. :)

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater February 24, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Awww you are too sweet! Thank you so much Chelsea! :)

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Cara March 5, 2013 at 10:39 pm

I just discovered this blog through Skinny Taste. I am a vegetarian who struggles to cook healthy meals for myself and especially my family, who eats meat. I feel like I have finally landed on something. Will comment as I try new recipes..

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater March 9, 2013 at 12:05 am

Hi Cara! It’s so nice to meet you! :) I can’t wait to hear how you like my recipes – keep me posted on how they turn out for you!

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Kieran April 16, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Such a great blog, Im really interested in the receipes you have provided. I love the whole feel of the blog and the vibrant colours, philopshys and all the info on here, really makes for an interesring read. Great to see so much healthy choice, definetley will use them to cook at home now. Thanks

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater April 17, 2013 at 7:20 am

Thank you so much for your kind words Kieran! Keep me posted if you try any of my recipes at home – I’m sure you will love them!

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Vinodh Menon May 1, 2013 at 1:08 pm

The Picky Eater is a website that promotes healthy living through healthy eating at a time where health is a great concern to children and adults alike. With a feel and look that is new, hip, and vibrant I feel reading the site to some extent addictive. Photos and simple recipes make for an easy guide to healthy eating which has enticed me to even give cooking a try as it seems so easy to do in The Picky Eater. Thank you and here’s to my new found journey to healthy eating.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater May 1, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Thank you so much Vinodh! So glad you are enjoying my blog, and congrats on your new path to healthier eating! :)

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Reshana May 1, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Anjali, I absolutely LOVE your philosophy. Keeps me motivated!
Please do keep writing. I really enjoy your blog :)
xx

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater May 2, 2013 at 7:12 am

Aw thank you so much Reshana!! So glad I can help you stay motivated! :)

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Katey May 22, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Love your philosophy. This is exactly how I am trying to live! Can’t wait to try some of your recipes!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater May 24, 2013 at 10:49 am

Aw thank you so much Katey!! I can’t wait to hear how my recipes turn out for you!!

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Danielle July 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm

I was and still am that kid who only would eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Well more like mac-n-cheese but you get the point.

I want to eat healthy, I really do. Your philosophy is everything I am trying to strive for. So far, not doing so well. I hope to be back commenting on a dish of yours I tried. Wish me luck!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater July 4, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Hi Danielle! Thank you so much for sharing your story with me! I’m so glad my philosophy resonated with you. I know you can eat healthy – wanting to do so is more than half the battle! :) Just make sure not to be too hard on yourself if you do end up eating that ice cream or mac & cheese once in a while – everything in moderation is the key. Can’t wait to hear how you like my recipes! Good luck and keep me posted on how things go!

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Dee July 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm

That’s my philosophy as well. I have the healthy eating part down, it’s the emotional late night eating that gets me. Sure I eat healthy, but too many calories are too many calories.

Anyways I was searching healthy food blogs and came across your and it really stuck out. Great job your doing on your blog!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater July 12, 2013 at 3:42 am

Aw thank you so much for your kind words Dee! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my blog. I totally hear you on the emotional late night eating. That’s something a lot of people struggle with, and is certainly something you can overcome! One thing to try to think about or write down is what types of foods you crave late at night, what types of emotions cause you to eat, and start to identify your “triggers.” Then you can try to work through them and create strategies to redirect your emotional eating energy elsewhere (towards exercise or journaling for example). Happy to chat with you more about this if you’d like! Just send me a note and we can go from there. Either way – let me know how you like my recipes and kudos on already having the healthy eating part down! :)

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Andy August 4, 2013 at 5:04 am

Just tried this recipe this morning! AMAZING! Thank you!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater August 6, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Oh great! Which recipe did you end up trying Andy? So glad you liked it!

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Andy August 6, 2013 at 4:58 pm

When I wrote the comment above, I thought I was writing under the comment section under recipe I selected— not the main page! Since I’m on this main page now, I just want to say that I am having a blast going through all your recipes! The one I tried to comment on was the strawberry oatmeal! Today, I tried the Indian spiced oatmeal — amazing! Tomorrow, I’m trying lunch with sweet potato tacos. I am so psyched that I discovered your blog (as is my partner!). Thank you for what you do. I love being at the crossroads of food that is yummy and healthy. THANK YOU!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater August 8, 2013 at 4:19 pm

That is so wonderful Andy!! Your comment totally made my day :) I’m so glad you and your partner are having fun going through all of my recipes!! The sweet potato tacos are one of my favs – you have to let me know how you like them! Happy cooking!

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Johnalynne August 26, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Anjali,
I love your website! I’ve been searching for awhile a healthy site that’s friendly, easy to read and welcoming.. now my search is over. My husband and I are starting on this healthy lifestyle and stumbling upon your website is a great source of recipe ideas and encouragement. I can’t wait to try these. Thank you. Keep on cookin’ :)

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater August 27, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Awww thank you so much Johnalynne! I’m so excited for you and your husband to try my recipes — congrats on starting on a healthier lifestyle path as well! Let me know how things go and if you have any questions – and stay well! :)

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Crystal September 2, 2013 at 2:17 am

i’m recently getting into being “picky” about my food. And it’s a hard beginning. I’ve never really bothered about all this before and don’t know where to start. But I am slowly learning what to eat and what not to. And your blog helps in a huge way. And the fact that the recipes are simple for an amateur like me to make, means it’s even better.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater September 5, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Aw thank you so much for your kind words Crystal! I’m so glad my blog is helping to make healthy eating easier for you :) Kudos to you for making the effort and taking the time to incorporate healthier foods into your diet – let me know if I can help in any way or if you have any questions! Thanks again!

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Anthony Lozen September 3, 2013 at 5:54 pm

I can’t wait till I try some of your recipes, I’m a 17 year old is really concerned about his diet I’m 5’6 and a half (cant forget that half especially when my relatives are like 6’2) but i am obese at 200 lbs, I am supposed to weigh 160. Hopefully your foods allow me to regain what my healthy physique was when I was 13 years old. I am a self proclaimed picky eater and its not the taste trust me it’s all texture but I believe that with your recipes I can do this and a lot of walking :D So here’s to eating healthier *raises a glass of non-alcoholic wine as I abhor alcohol* and let’s hope this works. On the side note, what is your advice on cooking healthy on a budget for us soon to be College Kids or the families that have so little money?

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater September 5, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Hi Anthony! Thank you so much for reaching out to me and for sharing your story! It’s so wonderful to “meet” you :) I can’t wait to hear how you like my recipes once you try them – and yes, heres to eating healthier indeed! So to your question about cooking healthy on a budget, I actually have a post with 10 tips on how to make budget-friendly (but still healthy) choices at the grocery store – which you can use to buy the ingredients for most recipes on my blog. The post is here. Let me know if you have any other questions in the meantime, and keep me posted on how things go!

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Lucie September 18, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Hi!
I am wondering if you can answer some questions about loosing weight and suggestions for healthy eating? i have gained 5 pounds in one week! (LOL) that I want to loose and keep off.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater September 18, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Hi Lucie! Absolutely! I’ll contact you over email to follow up in more detail — but I just wanted to say that I can absolutely help you with weight loss and healthy eating (those are the areas I specialized in during my health coaching degree!) Hang in there and we will talk soon! :)

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Lucie September 18, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Also good job on your site it looks really good and i am wishing my mom packed me such cute lunches!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater September 18, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Awww thanks so much Lucie!! So glad you like my site! :)

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Aleksandar September 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I totally agree with you. Today, people eat junk food that undermines their health.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater September 22, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Thanks Aleksandar! Honestly for me it’s not that simple – yes, junk food does undermine health in general. But a bit of “junk food” (e.g. dessert) here or there isn’t a huge deal if you are eating whole foods, unprocessed foods, and tons of fruits & veggies 90% of the time! :)

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Bella September 26, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Hi! I just wanted to say I love your blog and all your recipes seem very delicious! I need to try them! I was wondering if you could answer some of my questions about losing weight and looking more fit and healthy.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater September 29, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Hi Bella! Thank you so much! :) I would be more than happy to answer any questions you have about losing weight — I’ll send you an email and we can take it from there! Thanks again!

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Autumn October 6, 2013 at 9:37 am

I love the philosophy!! I have realized recently that when I “fall off of the wagon” that doesn’t mean the journey and goal of being a very healthy eater is over but I can get right back up and try again. :)
I love your blog!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater October 7, 2013 at 8:12 am

Aw thank you so much Autumn!! I’m so glad my philosophy resonates with you :) And yes!! Just because you go a little overboard one day doesn’t mean that you can’t still be healthy all of the other days of the week/month/year!

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Kelly - LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE February 18, 2014 at 8:47 am

I just love this. Totally can relate to your views…simple straight forward easy to follow. All about balance and treating your body kindly…food isn’t just to eat. It is a pleasure and more importantly to nourish your body. We are what we eat. I don’t believe in completely eliminating really anything from your diet, just keep it in proper moderation. And what goes hand in hand with what you eat…staying active!! Love your blog, keep it up girl ;)

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater February 18, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Yes!! Absolutely :) Everything in moderation is totally my mantra. I’m so glad it resonates with you! Thanks so much for your kind words Kelly — stay healthy and well!

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@lizrbt March 7, 2014 at 1:11 pm

I absolutely love your blog and can totally relate to your story and philosophy! Thanks for sharing your stories and all the great recipes!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater March 9, 2014 at 12:15 am

Thanks so much!! It’s so great to meet you — I can’t wait to hear how my recipes turn out for you!

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