Food·Posted on Jan 29, 201424 Foods You Hated As A Kid But Love NowOh, young you! If only you knew.by Tashween AliBuzzFeed Staff 1. Brussels Sprouts bonappetit.com 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 familyfreshcooking.com 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 bakeoff-flunkie.blogspot.com 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 en.julskitchen.com 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 gimmesomeoven.com Then: Moldy spaghetti. Now: Intriguing. Eat it like a grown up: Arugula Pesto Pasta. Get the recipe. 6. Asparagus shewearsmanyhats.com 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 Olesyk / Via pinterest.com 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 sweetapolita.com 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) everydayfeasts.com 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 bhg.com 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 multicultikitchen.blogspot.co.uk 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 loveandlemons.com 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 thepescetarianandthepig.com 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 naturallyella.com 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 loveandlemons.com 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 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 marthastewart.com 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 thelittleepicurean.com 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 pinchofyum.com 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 rasamalaysia.com 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 tarteletteblog.com 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 kitchenconfidante.com Then: Tears.Now: Tears of joy. Eat it like a grown up: Savory Onion Galette. Get the recipe. 23. Anchovies citrusandcandy.com 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 cooksmarts.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com 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.