If You Don’t Know What to Eat We Will Give You Some Ideas

Life happens and sometimes we don’t plan very well or forget to make a list. If you find yourself hungry and unable to even think about cooking, we will give you some ideas to satisfy your hunger.

Here are the 20 best ideas for what you can eat 

         1. Tomato and Egg Sandwich

This is a great option if you have stale bread lying around and tomatoes from your garden overflowing in your fridge, as well as eggs. It’s jam-packed with protein and other nutrients, so it’s a nice balance of tasty and healthy too. We recommend using brown rice bread instead of white. 

         2. Quick Scrambled Eggs

To make this three-ingredient dish, you need eggs, butter and salt and pepper–and those three things alone will satisfy your taste buds and give you a boost of protein, vitamins and minerals.

3. Quick Black Bean and Corn Salad

This dish is easy to make and can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish with some chicken or fish for lunch or dinner. It’s one of those dishes that tastes good the next day too!

4. Pear, Almond and Cheese Sandwich

A little bit sweet, a little bit savoury, this delicious sandwich packs five grams of protein per serving (that’s 10% of the recommended daily value), 7 grams of fibre (28%), 20% of your daily vitamin C needs and only 274 calories. Plus it has cheese duh we’re enthusiastic about cheese here at Be Well by Kelly.

5. Tofu Salad

This salad will fill you up without weighing you down, and it’s an awesome way to use extra veggies in your fridge. We recommend using hoisin sauce instead of teriyaki because the flavours are more complex—and it’s easier than trekking to a speciality store for something as specific as teriyaki!

6. Tomato Basil Sandwich

Much like the pear, almond and cheese sandwich above, this vegan sandwich is delicious and low calorie, high fibre and nutrient-rich not bad at all! The recipe calls for nutritional yeast but if you can’t find it (try here), any old bread with some fresh tomato slices and melted mozzarella cheese suffice too.

7. Kale Chips 

If you like munching on snacks like kale chips then this may be just what you’re looking for. Kale has vitamins A, C and K, not to mention fibre and protein. So if you’re craving something crunchy, here’s a way to get it while still doing good for your body.

8. Miso Soup

This vegan soup is so quick and simple but full of flavour thanks to tamari (or soy sauce), ginger root, miso paste, wakame seaweed flakes and scallions. We recommend using brown rice noodles instead of buckwheat since they hold together better in the soup plus they have more fibre than white pasta!

9. Lentillad with Feta Cheese

This simple salad is good for lunch or dinner, and it’s a great way to use up the veggies you have lying around. It’s also packed with protein thanks to the lentils, so all those little morsels of cheese pack a big healthy punch!

9. Egg Sandwich

Eggs are a brilliant source of vitamins and minerals, plus they’re inexpensive and super-fast to make. Here we combined them with Swiss cheese (try substituting pepper jack), chopped veggies, tomatoes and spinach leaves on English muffin halves for an easy meal that will keep you full until dinnertime.

10. Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

So what if your blender isn’t pristine who cares?? We love this fruity smoothie because it’s simple and you can eat or drink it with a spoon, so no need to wash extra dishes! The recipe calls for honey but if that isn’t your thing, just leave it out.

11. Black Bean Dip

This dip is perfect for parties because people will love dipping veggies into the mix even more than they usually do. We recommend using veggies instead of chips or pita bread because the fibre content in the veggies makes this healthier overall plus what are you going to do with those carbs anyway?

12. Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

If you’re craving oatmeal but don’t have time to prepare it, check out this smoothie instead. It tastes like breakfast in a glass but doesn’t give you that full, bloated feeling that eating oatmeal sometimes does.

13. Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad

Here’s a dish you can make ahead of time for lunch or dinner during the week. It only takes about 15 minutes to make but tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen! The recipe calls for pine nuts but doesn’t worry if you can’t find them, walnuts will do just fine.

14. Baked Potato Soup

For all your potato soup cravings, try this simple vegan version that is full of flavour and vegetables (and doesn’t have ham in it because why would it??)

15. Caramelized Onion Tart with Spinach and Goat Cheese

This tart has three different kinds of cheese plus a sticky sweet caramelized onion layer. It’s a great way to use up those last bits of cheese you have hanging around from other recipes, and it’s a hit with adults and kids alike!

16. Blueberry Banana Smoothie

This vegan smoothie is so simple but nutritious thanks to the blueberries it contains. Cottage cheese is recommended as an ingredient but doesn’t worry if you can’t find this skim milk or yoghurt will work just fine instead.

17. Summer Rolls

These finger-friendly morsels are made from rice paper wrappers that hold fresh veggies, mint leaves and vermicelli noodles inside of them perfectly. They’re best eaten fresh right after they’re rolled because they get soggy quickly, so keep that in mind when you’re munching.

18. Black Bean Burger with Avocado and Feta Cheese

If you’re craving a burger but don’t want to eat meat, try this black bean burger instead! It’s got tons of flavour thanks to the feta cheese and avocado it contains, plus it can be served on a bun or between two halves of pita bread if you want to get creative about your meal prep.

19. Grilled Eggplant Sandwich

Here’s one for eggplant fans this sandwich packs roasted eggplant, tomato slices, red onion rings, basil leaves and vegan mayonnaise between two pieces of whole-grain bread for an easy lunch or option. Don’t forget to toast the bread to make the sandwich extra delicious.

20. Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

Roasting vegetables heightens their flavour and makes them taste even better than they already do, so try roasting tomatoes next time you’re craving a simple side dish for dinner! The recipe recommends serving them with sauteed spinach but feels free to get creative and try something else that will match well with your meal plan.

Stay away from fried foods high in saturated fat and sodium content, even if they are quick and easy options for food when you’re pressed for time. Frying adds a lot of unwanted calories. Foods that are baked instead of fried will be healthier choices with fewer negative side effects.

When you find yourself hungry but don’t know what to eat, remember these ideas so next time it happens, you have something better than fast food to fix your problem!

FAQ

What to Eat When You don’t know what to have?

If you have read this text to the end then you surely know the answer to this question.

What is the best thing to eat when you don’t want to eat?

This is a critical question for someone who has nothing in the fridge and no money left to buy anything new. You might have been eating sandwiches or cereal or frozen meals for days, but there comes a time when you just need some real food. One that not only tastes good but also nourishes your body and gives it the energy it needs to get through even the most difficult of days.

Why do I not know what I want to eat?

Many of us cannot figure out what we want to eat. This is caused by a condition called Aperitivi phobia or a selective eating disorder, and it’s fairly common. 

You mustn’t confuse this with picky eating: people who are picky eaters don’t like trying new foods, while people with this problem just can’t decide what they want until they try it themselves.

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