I find it ironic that anyone who calls themself a "fussy eater" eats mostly fast food. ;)
I agree with the above advice especially from Jock and Pete. Eating preferences are definitely established at early ages. It's a shame that with all the choices we have, some families only "like what they like" and eat it week after week without ever trying anything "different".
Be brave, expand your horizons by educating yourself and your palette by trying new things. If you don't like something, figure out why you don't like it. Sometimes the flavor is fine but the texture disagrees with you. Is it too dry? Too moist? Too much of one thing? Too well done? Not done enough? Too big? Too small?
A home cooked steak from an excellent cut of organic meat is going to be miles away from most restaurant cooked steaks that are going to be drowning in brine. Try making one so you know what real meat tastes like.
You say you like ham and lettuce
What brand of ham? Oscar Meyer or Smithfield? Sliced thin? or in chunks?
What varieties of lettuce? Head Lettuce? Romaine? Butter Crunch? Deer Tounge? Lollo Rosso? Forellenschluss?
What kind of beans
and how are they prepared? Pork and beans? Green beans? Yard Long beans? Butterbeans? Northern White Beans? Refried Beans? Lima Beans? Kentucky Wonder Beans?Spaghetti
? As in Chef Boyardee? Dried semolina? Fresh semolina?Bacon
? What kind? Locally cured? Farmland? Plumrose? Hickory smoked? Honey Maple? Peppered? Thick? Thin?Sweet Corn
? From a can? From a frozen package? On the cob from the grocery store produce section? Hand picked the same day from the farmer's market? Hand picked from your own garden?Chicken
? White meat? Dark meat? Thigh? Wing? Hot wings? Boiled? Fried? Baked? Roasted? On a sandwich? In a salad? Grilled?
I know you feel your spaghetti, bacon, and corn are healthy but spaghetti and corn are typically going to be mostly starch. Bacon can have a lot of fat with it. What about bread? What about fresh broccoli? Artichokes? Asparagus? Brussels Sprouts?
If you don't like "pasta
", how is the "pasta" prepared? What shapes are they? Most "pasta" is going to be created from exactly the same dough that was used to create the spaghetti so if you like spaghetti, you should like other pasta if it's cooked and prepared the same way as the spaghetti you like. The only difference is in the shape which both changes the texture as well quantity of sauce that gets to your mouth.Cucumbers?
Do you like pickles on your hamburger? Do you eat hot dogs with relish?Tomatoes
? From the grocery store? From a farmer's market? Heirloom? Raw? Cooked? Does your spaghetti have tomato sauce?
What dishes do you make that you eat and what ingredients are in them?
Try going to AllRecipes.com
and inputting ingredients you have that you want to cook with and see what results it returns. Read the ingredients, read the member reviews thoroughly, check the ratings. Try something new, experiment, learn...