I thought it’d be fun to share my own.
I go through phases where I don’t eat any breakfast
I know that breakfast is the “most important meal of the day” and I believe it. But when I get up at 5:15, I’m really not hungry. Of course, by the time we’re headed out the door, I’m starving, but the thought of food when I first wake up just isn’t appealing. At the moment, I’m trying to make sure I eat a bagel or something before I leave, but we’ll see if that lasts.
I am a tea addict
Even if I’m skipping breakfast, I never skip my tea. I usually start the day with a cup of black tea, but as the day progresses I’ll consume a few more. Brian and I have a whole drawer full of tea. I don’t think the caffeine has much of an effect on me…I just love the taste. And the warmth.
I deconstruct my sandwiches
Whenever I’m eating a sandwich, I stop eating it normally when there’s somewhere between a quarter and a couple bites left. Then I take apart whatever’s left and eat just the filling, leaving the bread behind. I don’t know why, it’s just one of those weird habits.
I get bored of food easily
One of the reasons I started cooking was to escape the boring lunches I’d been taking to school every day. I like eating left overs, but I can only eat the same meal 2 or 3 times before I can’t eat it again for a month or so. I don’t understand people who’ve eaten the same thing for breakfast or lunch for years. I just can’t do it.
I really don’t like salad
I love vegetables. I love healthy eating. But I really don’t care for salad. I can’t remember the last time Brian and I bought lettuce. I’ll eat it if it’s served to me, or comes with a restaurant meal, but I never make it for myself.
I get really frustrated when I don’t plan an awesome menu for the week
Cooking and blogging are my hobbies. People know this is what I do. I’m really Type A and set really high standards for myself. Between the internet, magazines and my cookbooks, I have tons of recipes. So when I don’t have a lot of time during the week to plan a great menu or cook impressive meals, I get frustrated. Sometimes I wish I had a job that didn’t require prep outside of the work day so I could spend more time in the kitchen.
I’m not sure I’ve ever had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
I’ve always said that I don’t like PB&J, but I’m not sure I’ve ever actually had one. Nevertheless, the idea grosses me out.
I would rather eat lunch/dinner food for breakfast and breakfast food later in the day
That’s just the way it is. Give me a sandwich, pizza or pasta for breakfast and I’ll be happy. Eggs and pancakes make great dinners.
I get annoyed when people at the supermarket have carts full of processed foods
Over the past year I’ve realized how easy it can be to make healthy, cheap food at home. It makes me sad to see people with carts full of TV dinners, packaged snacks and soda. I wonder if they know what they’re eating and how much better tasting and healthier food can be.
That said, what I think I should be eating and what I actually eat don’t always line up.
Nevertheless, I’ve still got processed food in my pantry. How could I not? I still eat meat, though I frequently debate with myself about whether I should go vegetarian. I have to keep reminding myself that I’m doing better than I used to be (Soda is an extreme rarity in my life, we almost never eat fast food, I do cook at home every night of the week, many of our meals are vegetarian).