8 Foods You've Been Eating All Wrong
There are certain foods that are universally beloved and everyone knows and eats them. Still, we all get taught pretty early on that there's only one correct way to eat certain foods, and so we form preconceived notions of how to approach eating chicken wings, sandwiches, and tons more. Rarely do we question why we eat certain foods the way we do, but actually, you've most likely been eating them incorrectly all this time. We're going to show you 8 foods that you never thought you were eating all wrong, and then we'll put you on the right path by showing you how to eat them all right!
1. Chicken Wings
Chicken wings are absolutely essential for any NFL Sunday and tons of other occasions. But there's a couple of things about the experience of going to town on a few wings that could be improved. Eating them straight from the grill can result in nasty stains from all the grease, not to mention those pesky bones that can be a real choking hazard. To eat your wings without needing to hold back, take the wing in both hands and twist both ends in opposite directions until you hear the cartilage snap.
Now you can easily remove the bones and can simply pull out the first one.
Hold the chicken wing by the remaining bone and put it in your mouth. Now you can eat the whole wing in one single bite, leaving behind only the clean bone.
Sandwiches are an all-time classic for a reason. But if you think there's no way to eat a sandwich incorrectly, guess again. After all, there's always that floppy meat hanging out of the bread. Not cool. Or the cold cuts don't cover the entire piece of bread. Also not ideal.
To remedy this, cut the lunch meat in the middle and place it on top of the bread. Each half of the meat should go on each side of the bread. Once you've distributed all 4 meat halves, the entire bread is going to be covered completely, plus you don't have to cut off any excess meat from the edges.
3. Boiled Eggs
It can be hard to peel boiled eggs. To make life easier the next time you want to have a boiled egg, simply add a teaspoon of baking powder to the boiling water. This increases the pH of the water and makes it much easier to remove the shell.
After the egg's done boiling, remove a little bit of shell from both ends of the egg.
Take the egg in your hand, blow into one of the holes, and the egg will pop right out of its shell!
Cupcakes aren't just incredibly cute to look at, they're also extremely delish. But biting into the whole thing can be tricky and the frosting can leave evidence of your indulgence all over your face. Only very few people have mouths that are big enough to host a big bite of cupcake. To embarrass yourself or not to embarrass yourself, that is the question.
But there's another way to eat cupcakes! Just cut off the bottom so that you can finally have frosting and cupcake in every bite.
Put the bottom on top of the frosting and now you have a cupcake sandwich that you can devour in one bite without fear of looking like a fool!
Oranges are the perfect snack because they're super high in vitamin C and folic acid. But peeling oranges can be kind of a hassle. You get orange juice spraying all over the place, your fingers turn yellow and sticky, and even worse: the flesh is all mushy after peeling.
Here's how to peel oranges the right way: use a knife to cut off a section on either side of the orange.
Then make a cut in the skin and unravel the orange.
Now you have perfect, ready-to-eat orange slices.
Pistachios are another super healthy snack. These nuts have a lot of vitamin B12 and potassium. But it's not always easy to open the suckers, especially if the shell hasn't cracked open far enough.
If you're unlucky enough to grab one of those pistachios, use the shell of another one that's already open.
Use the shell to pry open the closed one and simply retrieve the green treasure within. Now you can finally eat every last pistachio in the bag and never have to toss unopened ones again.
A lot of people like to have yogurt for breakfast, or even dessert. But most people get grossed out by the liquid that settles on top of the yogurt.
That's why 9 times out of 10, they just dump it down the drain.
But don't do that! It's just whey, the water content within the milk, which is neither disgusting nor bad for you. On the contrary, it's chock-full of calcium, protein, and vitamin B12, and it's actually really good for you. But you don't have to drink the stuff to be able to enjoy all of these health benefits – just stir it into the yogurt or shake the container before opening it.
8. Ice Cream
Last but not least, a hack for all the folks with a sweet tooth. If you're serving ice cream to a larger group of people, all hell tends to break loose: it takes too long because the ice cream is too solid to portion, everyone complains about getting less than the next person, etc. So here's what you need to do: Simply use a knife to cut the ice cream into equal portions. You're not going to get the typical round scoops, but this method makes it easy to serve everyone the same amount of ice cream, so everyone's happy!
To do so, turn over the open ice cream container and gently remove the ice cream from it. Now you can cut the ice cream into slices with a knife and serve them to your guests.
You're probably wondering why you never thought of these food hacks before. You're not only going to save a lot of precious time, but all your friends are going to be majorly impressed as well. So, win-win, really! Which one of these foods have you been eating wrong all this time?