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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

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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

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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.

7. Coffee

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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

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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.

16. Oatmeal

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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

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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.