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    Just one bite.

    You ever tell your kids that? That was our rule when our kids were little. Just try one bite, if you don't like it, you won't have to eat anymore. 9 times out of 10 they would love it. And we never forced them to eat anything that they did not like. There are more important things to fight over. The only times they had to finish what was on their plates was if they wanted seconds. Was never in the habit of serving dessert right after supper.

    Well, the other night, my youngest told us he was meeting some friends at a bar. (He's old enough) But, the bar was a sushi bar! I guess all those times of telling him just one bite paid off. He actually likes sushi! (Should I keep it a secret that I don't think I could eat it?! LOL)

    Is there anything that your kids will eat that you don't think you could?

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    My son only liked chicken when he was little. So we had a HUGE array of chicken......like white chicken (chicken) and brown chicken (beef) and then there was grey chicken (pork). He wouldnt eat beef but he would eat brown/pink chicken and loved it! He is 22 now, and thankfully knows the difference between beef and chicken

    And you should try sushi, I didnt think I would like it either. A friend told me to try a bite and see what I think. I love it now, it is fresh and light but still filling. It is my "happy day" meal!

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    We always told my son just to try things and always offered a wide variety of foods. I was never one for fixing separate meals for picky eaters, so he learned to eat what we do. Interestingly, he likes fish (husband and I don't) and he is always willing to try new stuff - escargot, deep-fried crickets, liver (ugh!). He's got a great food sense, listens to his body to tell him when he's hungry, doesn't eat just to be eating. I could learn from him...

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    I HATE shrimp. I don't even like to smell shrimp. All 3 of my kids love the stuff.

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    Scrapple is one item I can't stomach but my kids love.

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    I am with you - my thinking is that raw fish is bait! I would do a roll with the seaweed, rice and other things if there was no fish

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    There are lots of things my sons will eat that I won't: sushi, beef tongue (oldest son loves it in tacos), jalapenos, shell fish, shrimp, octopus, squid, chicken gizzards...just what I can think of off the top of my head. Diannia
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    My DD just told me she loves Brussels sprouts. This is the kid who hated green as a child. I hate Brussels sprouts. She would eat just about anything if she could pick it straight from the plant. I never could get peas in. She and her little friend would eat them from the vine.
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    Our rule was they had to eat whatever was served, period. When they got out on their own, I found out everything they had to eat that they didn't like. Too bad our house our rules.
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    Escargot. And sushi. You ARE NOT going to make me eat it. Ever. So there.

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    Sushi sushi actually means wrapped in rice. sashimi is raw fish. I actually had inarisushi rice in bean curd pockets- sounds awful but is slightly sweet! And tuna maki. the seaweed with tice, raw tuna and asparagus. yummy!!!! My bestie gf treated and we watched last big band of season!!

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    Mushrooms, gag gag, They taste like dirty rubber bands to me and I've tried them a number of times NO MORE LOL yet DD loves them.
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    Both of our daughters eat a lot of food I won't touch.
    No shrimp,sushi,crawfish,brains,scrapple,chicken gizzards,pig feet,or baked fish for me.

    On the other hand,never had a veggie I didn't like,same with beans & fruit.Just not a big meat eater.
    A veggie plate,& salad suits me.
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    I learned to eat sushi and sashimi in Japan. When I was pregnant (in Japan) my husband used to go to the store and buy me a tray of tuna sashimi and I would eat it all. I love tuna sushi or sashimi and i will eat shrimp sushi, egg ( tamago) sushi and octopus sushi.. I also like the rolls with cucumber wrapped in rice wrapped in seaweed. Oh, and also the tuna rolls.

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    Ok... So I'm allergic to all fish because of the oil sooo I guess I will never have to worry about eating sushi. But please don't ask me to eat liver. I have tired it but really don not like the texture, smell or taste.

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    broccoli, mushrooms, yuk! But my 2 oldest boys like them!

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    I love everything but have an intolerance for apples. I really like the taste of apples as well- miss them sometimes. Liver is one of my favourites, plus sushi and bean curd. I can take or leave frog's legs but they are not yukky. Makes me want to do more travel and tasting...

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    Tilapia - can't stomach it since I learned it is used on Fish Farms
    to clean (eat) the poop the other fish leave behind, then
    (when they are large enough) it is sold as food for public consumption.

    Saw this on "Dirt Jobs".
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    Wow, when we were kids, we had the rule if you took it you ate it. My parents were midwesterners' & did not like fish or seafood. All 3 of us kids liked it. I was the only one who loved liver and still do.We were brought up with very few dislikes, and were pretty much not allowed to not like whatever was cooked for us. As an adult with kids, I told them if you did not like it, there was peanut butter in the cabinet. I married a man with a different upbringing, and there is probabaly not a "game meat" he hasn't eaten. In 34 years of marriage, I can only think of once that he had a negative comment about a meal, and I didn't care for it either. That being said, his father & he fixed scrambeld eggs with herring roe in it one time when we were visiting. I love eggs, but WILL NOT EVER eat that again.
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    My mother used to make salmon patties (croquettes to some). She would dump the whole can bones skin and all. I hated the smell and she made big ones. Growing up in a Catholic family this was weekly during Lent every Friday. One year I wised up and said I was cutting out desserts and only eating a half portion and no breads. I would split the pattie with my younger sister who couldn't stand them either. My brother (who hated peas) would go through a whole meal with the peas stuffed in the side of his mouth. He could do the same with the salmon as long as Mom never served up peas with it. Later after having my sons, Mom fixed salmon patties when I was working. Those boys loved her salmon patties. My boys always begged for salmon patties at grandma's. I refused to fix them til they got older and could be by themselves. That was the only time I would fix them something I wouldn't eat. They don'tlike peas or tomatoes or peaches but they'll eat crappie salmon. Ughhh! Gaggggg!

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    Yes, we had that rule too. We tried bribing my DD to eat green beans, she ate one and that was it. DS hates navy beans still does to this day, won't allow his wife to cook them, the smell gets to him. I do not care for cooked brocolli or asparagus or sushi, otherwise, I will eat most anything. Just remembered: no boiled fish.

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    Our granddaughters didn't think they would like asparagus - we coaxed them into trying one bite of it - now we have to dole out the asparagus so everyone can get some!

    #3 son absolutely detests winter squash.

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    my son eats everything, some of his choices were crickets, chocolate covered ants and octopus, all of which scare the bejes out of me

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    We had a similar rule - the 3 bite rule- with the kids. It worked fairly well. and my kiddos who wouldn't eat mushrooms or blue cheese or shrimp are now cured - a more grown up palate has developed. (They can pay for it now from their own paychecks

    And after college biology class with Doc Roberts, I would NEVER eat any sushi except maybe a vegetarian combo, because of the parasites that are found in raw fish. I just don't need that kind of trouble in my life!!
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    LOL! I love all the responses!

    We had the clean plate rule when I was a kid. Made me wonder if that is why I have a weight problem - being forced to eat even after I'm full. Never made my kids clean their plates. Although, for my oldest, who not only would clean his plate but have seconds and thirds, if i thought he did not eat enough vegetables (he was my meat eater) I would have him eat one or two more bites of vegetables. My youngest hardly ever ate seconds and would seldom finish his first's. For him, (he really loved his vegetables) I would tell him to eat one or two more bites of meat.

    Now days they only eat when hungry and are really good at eating a variety of foods. Well, there is just one thing I try to keep my youngest from doing. My boys are in their 20's now. But, my youngest drinks way too many sodas and they are not the sugar free either. I told him he could cut out 2/3's of his calories just by cutting out his sodas.

    There are several foods that I just can't stomach, the primary one being liver! Another is sauerkraut! My Dad loved liver but luckily my Mom did not make us eat it. Probably because she did not like it either! And my Auntie loved to make sauerkraut and her house would stink for weeks!

    I do make myself eat just about everything if I'm eating at someone's house so I don't hurt their feelings.

    I have a friend that her youngest and her husband are extremely picky. I got to where I would refuse to even try to feed her youngest when he was over visiting. My youngest would chew him out and even tell him that I was the better cook. He would not eat anything that I cooked. I even asked her how she could cook to please every one and she said it was difficult - not for me it wouldn't. If I had picky eaters like that, they would be doing their own cooking (and clean up afterwards). It just really gets me when a kid is allowed to rule the house/parents!

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