An Intuitive Eater is soft, gentle, slow, and connected. This is an indicator of the type of foods you prefer as well. Slow-cooked meats (that are super soft/”fall-off-the-bone”), well-cooked or roasted vegetables, smoothies, dips (like hummus), egg salad, and slightly toasted bread with butter or jam (and maybe crusts removed) are all great examples of ideal Intuitive Eater foods. As an Intuitive Eater you prioritize comfort and love to eat in the company of close friends and family. Go ahead and eat those comfort foods or the dishes that remind you of your childhood! Just be sure they are healthy versions of your favorites.
An Analytical Eater is still, structured, and bold. This is an indicator of the type of foods you prefer as well. Foods that hold their shape (structure) and provide crunch are favorites. Add a contrasting creamy element to it for the “perfect” meal. Ice cream in a cone, yogurt with granola, salad topped with nuts, croutons, steak, and creamy dressing, chips with hummus, veggies with dip, toast with almond butter, crackers with cheese, and fried chicken dipped in honey mustard are all good options. As an Analytical Eater you prioritize eating in a quiet environment at regular meal times. Focus on foods that have strong, contrasting textures and flavors to help you feel satisifed.
An Adventurous Eater is happy, animated, and curious. This is an inidcator of the type of foods you prefer as well. Mashed potatoes plated with a mold, sandwiches cut into unique shapes, food arranged on the plate to look fancy, a salad bar with fresh veggies to choose from, and a casserole with unique ingredients are all good options. Any element of excitement helps. You may also gravitate towards bright flavors, like lemon and lime, and light, airy textures, like whipped cream. As an Adventurous Eater you proritize anything that you associate with fun and excitement. You like to try new restaurants and new cuisines. Head to the latest new dive or to the library to find some new cookbooks and get creative!
An Active Eater is fast, loud, and intense. This is an indicator of the type of food you prefer as well. Food that can be eaten quickly and without utensils will work well for an Active Eater. Sandwiches, fruit, muffins, hard-boiled eggs, and chewy granola bars all fall into this category. You can also consider food that does not require chewing. This includes smoothies, applesauce, pureed soups, and pureed vegetables. As an Active Eater, you like to be on the go and have plenty of spice. Make sure your food choices cater to these needs so you feel satisfied. Focus on foods that are dense, chewy, and hard (to encourage good chewing) or soft and pureed (to avoid chewing when you're in a rush) with intense flavors.