I do not really have a favorite food. One reason is because there is a vast number of foods I can try, and having a favorite can easily get boring.
Sure, I can have a type of food that I eat often, but it doesn't mean it's my favorite. I used to assume and say that the food I eat more often is my favorite, but I realized that when I eat a different type of food, I would like that particular type of food better than the one I normally eat.
For example, I was not really a fan of vegetables. These were vegetables like cauliflower, spinach and celery. In my nutrition class, my teacher always emphasized on how we should have a balanced diet. He gave us examples on how to cook food, like steaming, sauteing, boiling, frying etc. Then I realized it was not the vegetables per se, but the way it was prepared and/or cooked. I decided not to be limited.
I started with steaming, cause it seemed like the easiest. I would wash cut and season a variety of vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes, yellow onions). Then I would mix a bit of oil and water in a small pot, and add the vegetables when the mixture was heated. Lastly, the pot would be covered for 5-8 minutes.
It turned out to be crunchy and tasty when I ate it, and realized it made me more full than the foods I ate on a regular basis.
Do not get me wrong, I did not necessarily have a horrible diet before this. I ate good food, which included grains, vegetables, fruits, poultry, dairy and oil. It is just that I did not like certain vegetables and fruits. So if I could eat more in a different way, it would be really beneficial.
I combined the cooking skills I had with the new ones I acquired, and was able to make delicious meals. I made smoothies and juices, and cooked potatoes and whole grains, sometimes without meat. I could eat anything, and it did not have to be a favorite of mine in order to eat it. I guess my "favorite" food is anything I eat. Here are some reasons why favorites are boring to me:
1. If I were to have a favorite, I would get tired of it and eventually move on to a different type of food.
2. If I were to have a favorite, it would have to be made differently in order for me to continue eating it.
3. I have constant cravings for different things. I could want ice cream today and want Chinese another day.
So there you have it. For those who have favorite foods, I have nothing against you or them, and hope you continue to love those foods. My point is that we should eat the things that make us happy, but be open to new things. After all, food is awesome.