We all have interesting little habits of our own, mannerisms that others find cute, funny, or just downright irrational. In addition, we also witness other people eat and may think, “What on Earth are they doing?” Whether it’s blowing on a spoonful of ice cream, saving candy wrappers for decoration, or pouring milk in a bowl before adding cereal, each one of us has to admit to having at least one food quirk.
I will be the first to say that I have several food quirks, but they all have rational backings behind them. There is a valid reason for each little peculiarity that I have, and these reasons may convince you that these quirks are actually incredibly smart, and may even entice you to try them. Before you know it, you just may find yourself hooked to these food quirks. Muahaha.
With that being said, I thought I’d list all my personal food quirks that I utilize on a regular basis! But truth be told, I find my own food quirks to be very useful in how I enjoy my meals–in general terms, they enhance how I savor the food and the memories that come with them. Seriously, sometimes little hacks like these just brighten up the whole experience that much more!
- I eat salad greens first, then the rest of the goodies after.
- Freezing chocolate bars are actually amazing–the bars taste so crisp and don’t melt so quickly on your hands!
- Serving sizes HAVE to abide by the nutrition label. If one cup is a serving, I need to have at least ONE cup of the food. Okay, maybe 1/2 cups can slide, but anything 1/3 or even just seeing someone pour food or a beverage without measuring…SICKENING.
- To me, presentation is everything.
- Nearly empty peanut butter jars are the BEST because you can just eat whatever’s left in the jar without too much stress.
- Consolidate plates when necessary.
- In my opinion, there is no such thing as too many toppings.
- Naturally, I tend to over-heat my foods because I end up leaving them to do something else while they are the perfect temperature, so they end up getting cold. By heating them up for slightly longer than usual, I can return to the food while they’re warm!
- Not that this is a good thing, but I tend to pace around the house while I eat my snacks or smaller-sized meals.
- Say I decide to feature myself with food. I will spend at least half an hour trying to find a good angle to sneak my face into the picture without overshadowing the food, because that’s the relevant part of the photo, right?
- Even though I don’t intend on posting a certain meal, I will still go out of my way to make it look at least a little bit pretty. Hey, I appreciate the food even more this way!
- For a plate of different kinds of food, I eat my least favorite food first and my most favorite food last.
What are your food quirks (because I know you have some)?