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24 Foods You Hated As A Kid But Love Now

Oh, young you! If only you knew.

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1. Brussels Sprouts

Then: Everyone else hates it. You should hate it too.Now: You're an independent thinker—even if everyone else loves BS too? Eat it like a grown up: Hot & Sour Roasted Brussels Sprouts. Get the recipe.
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Then: Everyone else hates it. You should hate it too.

Now: You're an independent thinker—even if everyone else loves BS too?

Eat it like a grown up: Hot & Sour Roasted Brussels Sprouts. Get the recipe.

2. Whole Wheat Bread

Then: "This doesn't taste right, mom."Now: You proudly choose 9-Grain Wheat at Subway and think you deserve a medal. Every time. Eat it like a grown up: Grilled Cheese with Chicken, Cheddar & Grapes. Get the recipe.
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Then: "This doesn't taste right, mom."

Now: You proudly choose 9-Grain Wheat at Subway and think you deserve a medal. Every time.

Eat it like a grown up: Grilled Cheese with Chicken, Cheddar & Grapes. Get the recipe.

3. Spinach

Then: Prejudice against anything green.Now: All about green smoothies, kale salads, and leafy produce in general.Eat it like a grown up: Hot Spinach Salad with Pine Nuts & Cranberries. Get the recipe.
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Then: Prejudice against anything green.

Now: All about green smoothies, kale salads, and leafy produce in general.

Eat it like a grown up: Hot Spinach Salad with Pine Nuts & Cranberries. Get the recipe.

4. Grapefruit

Then: Sour, too much work, and can't dip in peanut butter.Now: Bright, juicy, and healthy.Eat it like a grown up: Broiled Grapefruit. Get the recipe.
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Then: Sour, too much work, and can't dip in peanut butter.

Now: Bright, juicy, and healthy.

Eat it like a grown up: Broiled Grapefruit. Get the recipe.

5. Pesto

Then: Moldy spaghetti. Now: Intriguing. Eat it like a grown up: Arugula Pesto Pasta. Get the recipe.
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Then: Moldy spaghetti.

Now: Intriguing.

Eat it like a grown up: Arugula Pesto Pasta. Get the recipe.

6. Asparagus

Then: Made your pee smell. Now: (Who's smelling your pee anyway?)Eat it like a grown up: Rosemary-Lemon Roast Asparagus. Get the Recipe.
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Then: Made your pee smell.

Now: (Who's smelling your pee anyway?)

Eat it like a grown up: Rosemary-Lemon Roast Asparagus. Get the Recipe.

7. Coffee

Then: Beg and beg until you can have a cup too. Add six lumps of sugar and don't admit; still tastes horrible. Now: Need it for survival.Drink it like a grown up: Black. (Not there yet.)
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Then: Beg and beg until you can have a cup too. Add six lumps of sugar and don't admit; still tastes horrible.

Now: Need it for survival.

Drink it like a grown up: Black. (Not there yet.)

8. Dark Chocolate

Then: The consolation prize when all the milk chocolate's gone.Now: Anything over 70% cocoa makes you feel like a real, bill-paying adult.Eat it like a grown up: Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake with Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Glaze. Get the recipe.
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Then: The consolation prize when all the milk chocolate's gone.

Now: Anything over 70% cocoa makes you feel like a real, bill-paying adult.

Eat it like a grown up: Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake with Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Glaze. Get the recipe.

9. Fish (That Isn't Fish Sticks)

Then: Chicken, please.Now: Flaky, light, and the classiest thing on the menu. Eat it like a grown up: Oven-Baked Salmon with Clementines & Fennel. Get the recipe.
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Then: Chicken, please.

Now: Flaky, light, and the classiest thing on the menu.

Eat it like a grown up: Oven-Baked Salmon with Clementines & Fennel. Get the recipe.

10. Eggplant

Then: Too weird. Too weird. Won't try. Won't try. Now: Meaty vegetable, whoa. Eat it like a grown up: Eggplant Caprese Salad. Get the recipe.
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Then: Too weird. Too weird. Won't try. Won't try.

Now: Meaty vegetable, whoa.

Eat it like a grown up: Eggplant Caprese Salad. Get the recipe.

11. Smelly Cheese

Then: Knew nothing about life. Now: ALL CHEESE IS GOOD. Eat it like a grown up: Oven-Baked Camembert with Honey Roasted Figs. Get the recipe.
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Then: Knew nothing about life.

Now: ALL CHEESE IS GOOD.

Eat it like a grown up: Oven-Baked Camembert with Honey Roasted Figs. Get the recipe.

12. Runny Eggs

Then: Slimy, slippery, and sometimes goopy, Now: So, so lucky that Sunny-side-up forgave you.Eat it like a grown up: Fried Egg and Mango Salsa Waffle. Get the recipe.
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Then: Slimy, slippery, and sometimes goopy,

Now: So, so lucky that Sunny-side-up forgave you.

Eat it like a grown up: Fried Egg and Mango Salsa Waffle. Get the recipe.

13. Cottage Cheese

Then: Lumpy, spoiled milk. Now: Cheese + Caramelized Fruit = Lesson learned. Eat it like a grown up: Honey Walnut Broiled Peaches with Cottage Cheese. Get the recipe.
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Then: Lumpy, spoiled milk.

Now: Cheese + Caramelized Fruit = Lesson learned.

Eat it like a grown up: Honey Walnut Broiled Peaches with Cottage Cheese. Get the recipe.

14. Avocados

Then: Mushy and green. Now: Guac! Guac! Guac!Eat it like a grown up: Spiced Black Bead, Grilled Avocado, and Goat Cheese Tacos. Get the recipe.
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Then: Mushy and green.

Now: Guac! Guac! Guac!

Eat it like a grown up: Spiced Black Bead, Grilled Avocado, and Goat Cheese Tacos. Get the recipe.

15. Tomatoes

Then: Squishy, seedy, and thrown at poor Fozzie Bear.Now: Delicate, light, and loyally magical with basil. Eat it like a grown up: Tomato, Feta & Honey Toasts. Get the recipe.
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Then: Squishy, seedy, and thrown at poor Fozzie Bear.

Now: Delicate, light, and loyally magical with basil.

Eat it like a grown up: Tomato, Feta & Honey Toasts. Get the recipe.

16. Oatmeal

Then: Sugary cereal only. With a toy in the box? Even better. Now: Full and energetic? Oh, this is what it feels like to be a functional person in the morning. Eat it like a grown up: Apple Pie Oatmeal. Get the recipe.
katieatthekitchendoor.com

Then: Sugary cereal only. With a toy in the box? Even better.

Now: Full and energetic? Oh, this is what it feels like to be a functional person in the morning.

Eat it like a grown up: Apple Pie Oatmeal. Get the recipe.

17. Olives (Or Any Veggies) on Your Pizza

Then: Black eyeballs. This isn't your pizza. Close box. Now: Still hate it. But you keep thinking you'll change your mind. Eat it like a grown up: Sausage and Olives Pizza. Get the recipe.
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Then: Black eyeballs. This isn't your pizza. Close box.

Now: Still hate it. But you keep thinking you'll change your mind.

Eat it like a grown up: Sausage and Olives Pizza. Get the recipe.

18. Salads

Then: This CAN'T be something humans are supposed to enjoy. Now: Who wants to go to Chop't?Eat it like a grown up: Butternut Squash Salad. Get the recipe.
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Then: This CAN'T be something humans are supposed to enjoy.

Now: Who wants to go to Chop't?

Eat it like a grown up: Butternut Squash Salad. Get the recipe.

19. Mushrooms

Then: Fungus.Now: Valuable in Super Mario; valuable in life.Eat it like a grown up: Garlic Butter Mushroom & Provolone Melt. Get the recipe.
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Then: Fungus.

Now: Valuable in Super Mario; valuable in life.

Eat it like a grown up: Garlic Butter Mushroom & Provolone Melt. Get the recipe.

20. Spicy Food

Then: Why would you eat something that hurts?Now: Even when it burns, you keep going for more. Eat it like a grown up: Thai Tom Yum Goong Soup. Get the recipe.
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Then: Why would you eat something that hurts?

Now: Even when it burns, you keep going for more.

Eat it like a grown up: Thai Tom Yum Goong Soup. Get the recipe.

21. Okra

Then: Slime's reserved for Nickelodeon. Now: Anything roasted goes through divine transformation.Eat it like a grown up: Roasted Okra With Chili Oil. Get the recipe.
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Then: Slime's reserved for Nickelodeon.

Now: Anything roasted goes through divine transformation.

Eat it like a grown up: Roasted Okra With Chili Oil. Get the recipe.

22. Onions

Then: Tears.Now: Tears of joy. Eat it like a grown up: Savory Onion Galette. Get the recipe.
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Then: Tears.

Now: Tears of joy.

Eat it like a grown up: Savory Onion Galette. Get the recipe.

23. Anchovies

Then: Fish in a can. Now: You understand the power of umami.Eat it like a grown up: Mussels with Leek, Anchovies and Sherry Cream Sauce. Get the recipe.
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Then: Fish in a can.

Now: You understand the power of umami.

Eat it like a grown up: Mussels with Leek, Anchovies and Sherry Cream Sauce. Get the recipe.

24. Broccoli

Then: Cute little trees! Fun to play with! But still yucky.Now: You're SO sorry—should've had more respect. Eat it like a grown up: Garlic Roasted Broccoli with Balsamic Vinaigrette. Get the recipe.
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Then: Cute little trees! Fun to play with! But still yucky.

Now: You're SO sorry—should've had more respect.

Eat it like a grown up: Garlic Roasted Broccoli with Balsamic Vinaigrette. Get the recipe.

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