Food Combinations to Make Your Life Better
By: Lindsay Dolak There are few things better in life than discovering a delicious and high-quality food combination. It’s no secret that peanut butter and jelly are life partners, and that you really can’t eat grilled cheese without tomato soup. These are simply the rules of life. Oh, and pickles with ketchup—so good, am I right? Maybe that’s just me, but my adventurous food spirit should give you all the more reason to trust me when I tell you that if you’re not eating the following foods together, you’re not on the fast track to a life of happiness—and really just wasting your meal time.
1. French fries and a Wendy’s Frosty
Back when I was still young and naïvely poisoning my body with scary processed fast food, this was the go-to mix of salty and sweet. Run out of ketchup? No need to go back to the drive-thru window for more plastic packets. Just dip your fries in the remains of your Frosty. If you don’t, I will not only judge you for eating fast food; I will also judge you for missing out on this amazing flavor opportunity.
2. Sweet potato and peanut butter
A real winner on multiple levels, this combo can be whipped up for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snack time, drunk time, anytime! Bake the potato and pop a tablespoon of PB in the microwave for about 10 seconds. Spread it over the open face of the cut potato, add a sprinkle of cinnamon, and you’ve just made your taste buds super happy—and everyone else in the room super jealous.
3. Balsamic vinegar and strawberries
Sweet and tart—it’s basically like you’re eating a pack of Smarties. Everyone loves Smarties, so everyone will love this. Next time you’re feeling like an adult and whip up a mozzarella tomato basil salad drizzled with balsamic, throw a few sliced strawberries in the mix for the next level of maturity.
4. Eggs and cinnamon
I discovered this one when I was in desperate need of something sweet for breakfast, but didn’t have enough ingredients for French toast or pancakes. Cook your egg whites in coconut oil because it’s amazing (and healthy, duh!) and sprinkle them with cinnamon before they’re fully formed in the pan. Then you can die of happiness.