When it comes to the topic of food, I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with it. Growing up I was a fairly picky eater because of taste and texture. As an adult, my limited diet has more to do with digestive disorders rather than just not wanting to eat certain things. See, I have Crohn’s Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), both conditions of the digestive system. And these conditions make eating not fun. I could eat something one day and be fine. The next day, I could be doubled over in pain. Thankfully, my doctors and I seem to have gotten the Crohn’s in check a bit, but the IBS is still running amuck. I eat what I can, when I can and hope for the best. But that’s not really the point of this week’s challenge, is it? Let’s get on to my favorite food. Despite the issues, there are a number of foods that I do love and that don’t seem to trigger an episode.
Here is a list of my favorite foods:
- Pizza – I love a good slice of extra cheese pizza. No other toppings needed.
- Filet Mignon – cooked medium and served with corn on the cob and a baked potato with lots butter
- Candy – Fruit flavored candy is one of the few things I can snack on that doesn’t kill my system. Candies like lollipops, Nerds, fruit Mentos, and Jolly Ranchers. But I’m picky about my flavors, I love cherry, strawberry, grape… but despise watermelon and green apple. A plus side to all the candy, is it helps a lot with the constant nauseousness I feel. And it’s a quick pick me up, since I don’t drink anything with caffeine.
- Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla – As long as it’s simple, just chicken and cheese, I’m a happy camper. I love simple tacos and nachos too. Since I tend to leave off the peppers, salsa, onions, and other things that might be too spicy, I never have an issue.
There you have it, some of the foods I love to eat… and ones that love me back!