There is no doubt about it, Adrian Peterson is one of the best running backs to ever play in the NFL. The way that he could make defenders miss and take off like a rocket toward the endzone was almost like watching magic on the football field. The guy was so elusive, and he grew up in East Texas being a native of Palestine which is so cool. Recently the former NFL star sat down with Graham Bensinger to do an interview and some of their topics got pretty interesting. 

Most of us growing up had to go through tough times at some point. No matter what the situation is sometimes we just have to eat whatever is being served to us and sometimes we really end up enjoying those cheap meals. In the clip you can see below Adrian Peterson starts discussing some of his favorite meals growing up that were very inexpensive. 

What Foods Did Adrian Peterson Love Growing Up 

You will hear Peterson talking about Vienna Sausages, Sardines, Spam and Ramen Noodles being common for a meal when he was growing up. He talks about growing up being hard, so that is what was available. 

His Favorite Meal Growing Up Was a Syrup Sandwich 

A Syrup sandwich was two pieces of bread with syrup on them and heated up in the microwave. It just goes to show you that no matter what your childhood looks like you can do anything you set your mind to, including being one of the best NFL running backs in history.  

@grahambensinger Adrian Peterson talks about his diet. Have you ever had a syrup sandwich? #adrianpeterson#nfl#football♬ original sound - Graham Bensinger

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