More important than being a ‘foodie’? Being a ‘healthy foodie’

Last week I joined in a Facebook challenge to find out how much of a ‘foodie’ I am.

healthy foodie quiz

Click on through to take the test yourself, then come back and share your score in the comments section below

Of the 100 foods listed, I’ve only tried 53. And as such, am not much of a foodie at all.

Now this surprised me, as I (1) live in a city with lots of cultural diversity, (2) love to explore new recipes in the kitchen and (3) like to think of myself as a somewhat adventurous person.

Upon a bit more reflection, I realized the reason why my score was so average.

Of the 100 dishes listed, many were less-than-healthy (Pocky sticks and deep-fried pickles?) or included ingredients that are not ecologically sustainable (caviar and turtle soup, anyone?).

Rather than bemoan my ‘lack of foodie’ status, I decided to create my own ‘healthy foodie quiz’.

Of the 37 items listed below, (1) how many have you tried and (2) how many do you include in your weekly menu plan? Give yourself 3 extra points if any of those items are organic, wild-caught and GMO.

healthy foodie quiz

I’m happy to say that I scored 49 out of a possible 50 points on this quiz (perhaps a bit biased, since I wrote the quiz…). I’ll be adding gojii berries to my shopping list next week.

What does your ‘healthy foodie’ score say about you?

40-50;  You’re a healthy foodie rock star. You know the value of fuelling your body with nutrient-dense foods and are probably a dietician, nutritionist or healthy living blogger!

30-39; While your diet is fairly healthy, it wouldn’t hurt to brush up a bit on the benefits of including more nuts, seeds and healthy fats in your diet.

20-29; Time to get a bit more adventurous in the kitchen, I reckon. Start by adding one new-to-you food from the above photo each week. Search out ways to prepare it; Pinterest is a great place to find recipe ideas.

0-19; What the heck are you eating if you’re not eating the foods pictured above? (And was there an inverse correlation between your ‘foodie’ and ‘healthy foodie’ scores?)

Any other ‘healthy foodie’ items you’d like to add to my list?

Of the items on the original ‘Foodie’ quiz, what was the strangest one that you’ve sampled?



  1. Ive had some of the stranger ones—but only in my travels.
    when Im home Im so so so not not not a foodie.
    for good and for bad 🙂
    Miz recently posted…Watching what our BRAINS eat.My Profile

  2. I like this foodie quiz! 🙂 I have tried all of these foods, and I often use them in my weekly meal plans.
    Andrea@WellnessNotes recently posted…Conscious Cleanse Food and Portable SaladsMy Profile

  3. I only tried 20% of the foods on the foodie list, but if I’m making out the pictures right, I’ve tried most everything on your list. I’d much rather have a higher percentage on that one anyway. 🙂
    Carrie Rubin recently posted…This And ThatMy Profile

  4. I can’t quite tell what they all are but I think I have tried most – most I liked & a couple I am not so hot on – but we have plenty of healthy foods to choose from out there! 🙂 I wish they had helped me with the hormones or maybe they did & it could have been worse & in that case I might have jumped off a cliff! 😉

    I have to say that I am a pretty boring eater – I eat healthy but I am lazy at cooking & all so I add spices & herbs to change up similar foods but I try a lot a long the way I just don’t always eat them all the time – I am OK with that as long as I am eating pretty healthy with the things I do eat & there are some rainbow colors in there.. 🙂

    I did not take the foodie quiz – I have too many things out there in social media telling me I need to do more already – I like your chart! 🙂
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  5. What a great idea! Can you post a list? I think I’ve had most but not all of the foods.
    Coco recently posted…Respect The BirdMy Profile

  6. Can’t tell what a few of them are but I think we have tried most of them. Do Brookside dark chocolate covered goji berries count?

    • Melody, Yes! that counts double.
      It’s probably the grains that are confusing you; teff, oats, quinoa, hemp hearts and flax all photograph kind of the same…

  7. I faired much better on this one, thankyouverymuch!
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    • Thea, so happy! I did terribly on the other one too. But then again, who really wants to eat turtle soup???

  8. OMG I took this quiz and I THOUGHT I was going to score so much higher than I did! I FAIL! I only scored a 32!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙁 I guess I need to GET ON OUT THERE a little more! lol
    GiGi Eats Celebrities recently posted…Two Truths, One LieMy Profile

  9. Saved as a favorite, I really like your site!|

  10. I think I’ve had all of these that I can identify, except for the goji berries, so I’m doing about as well as you!
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