Please Don’t Make Me Eat That is a community for people to experience the struggles, the quirks, and the triumphs of picky eating.


Launched in 2015, Please Don’t Make Me Eat That is for anyone who is a picky eater, was a picky eater or knows a picky eater. This blog is positive and fun because I believe that picky eating doesn’t have to be a hassle. What else do I believe in?

  • I believe as much as picky eaters are confusing, frustrating, and annoying, we are also creative, hilarious, and entertaining. This blog uncovers the real story of picky eating as picky eaters experience it.
  • I believe the best way to learn is through experience. This blog allows you to understand food the way picky eaters do – you’ll be immersed in the taste buds of picky eaters and learn from our daily experiences. Trust me; you do not need an instruction manual to understand the picky eater in your life…or do you?
  • I believe everyone has a different relationship with food and what picky eating is for one person is not what it is for another. Your story is unique and I want to hear about it! Please share your experiences so we can learn from each other!

Long story short, picky eating is a mystery that is extremely difficult to understand because picky eaters are special. Let’s work on explaining it through our experiences!

I’ve been blogging for about a year but recently fell in love with it. As much as this blog is about picky eating, it is about good food and entertaining eating behaviors. If Please Don’t Make Me Eat That sounds like it was made for you, then I’d love for you to be part of the real story of picky eating. Interested? You can sign up for my newsletter to get the latest picky eater approved recipes and advice to help you in our food-loving culture. The fun doesn’t stop there! Be sure to follow the popular Sunday Special Series and you can also follow me on Twitter for a good time.




Please Don't Make Me Eat That - About - Maggie Wood

I’m Maggie, a Midwestern born picky eater eating and living in Las Vegas. I ate the same breakfast every Friday for 382 Fridays in a row from third grade to senior year of high school. I made pasta for lunch every single day in the summer of 2002, which drove my little brother crazy. I confuse my boyfriend because he never knows if he should bring $10 or $100 when we go to eat. What can I say? Sometimes I want a salad (aka lettuce with French dressing) but other times the only thing on the menu I will eat is an 8oz filet mignon.

I created this blog because I am victim of raised eyebrows and blank stares when my friends, family, and strangers experience my picky eating habits. Picky eating is a lifestyle that is often met with misunderstanding and I want to fix that! I’ve been writing a book for a while and thought – why not get me story out there now?! – so, here I am blogging away….

In addition to blogging, I recently moved from Chicago to Las Vegas for my job – I design and manage dozens of events on The Strip every month.  When I’m not writing or working, I enjoy playing basketball and traveling. I was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin and played collegiate basketball in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I love to travel and have visited many “picky eater approved” countries. I hope to mark more off the map and someday venture to places where skewered bamboo worms are the norm!

Feel free to comment on my posts or send me a private message. I’d love to hear from you!

3 thoughts on “About

  1. I can completely relate to you. It’s not as simple as just trying something. It is a very real problem. Obviously I’m picky (my blog is pickyrunner) and it is incredibly difficult in new social situations. My family is used to my pickiness at this point but even they at times get frustrated with it. I get frustrated with myself wishing I could like normal foods. But that’s enough rambling- basically I get where you’re coming from!

  2. Thanks for the note, pickyrunner! Your rambling is spot on – looking forward to swapping more stories about picky eating with you.

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