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Who Needs Three Meals a Day When You Can Have Eight?

Idaho Food Festival

With the Idaho Food Festival coming up Saturday, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about food. Yum!  I’m a huge fan of sushi, and I can’t wait to try some straight out of a food truck.  And bring on the turkey legs too.

A skinny friend once told me that she eats pretty much all day long, and she’s never really starving and never miserably full.  She just eats when she feels a little hunger pang, quits when she’s satisfied, and goes on about her day.


I decided to try it, and I’ve turned into a nibbler pretty much all day.  Bananas, yogurt and granola, hummus and multi-seed crackers, salads, pizza, green smoothies, chicken, cheese, cheese dips, and various things coated with cheese….I’m hungry now just thinking about it all.  Oh, and I clean up the kids’ plates all the time.  That last bite of mac n’ cheese, the last chicken tender, that one corner of quesadilla, anything!  I am a human garbage disposal.  But isn’t that just what moms do?  Sometimes I try to convince the girls that they’re full just so I can have the rest of whatever it is they’re eating.  Bad parenting, or just an efficient kitchen manager and dish washer?  It’s the latter, I’m certain of it!

Whatever your method of food consumption – huge portions all at once or constant nibbles throughout the day – it probably all works out the same.

The Idaho Food Festival will be tons of fun Saturday.  That’s one day when the eight or ten nibbles throughout the day may turn into eight meals in the span of a few hours. And who cares.  Yum!  Have some ribs and funnel cakes and chase them with a beer.  See you there.

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