Seldom does it happen that you are left without any food or leftovers in the house but when it happens, that is when you feel extremely hungry and keep checking your fridge to wait for some food to magically appear. However, no amount of checking your refrigerator or the pantry is going to help you so it’s better to start considering the alternatives and try to make do with whatever is available. You can try some of these ideas to end the hunger:
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Drinking water is a good idea when you feel hungry. It fills up your stomach so that your stomach calms down, even if only temporarily. Also, water keeps you hydrated and the body needs water more than it needs food.
Go to your friends place
If you have nothing to eat at home, why not go to a friend’s place and hang around till lunch? And if that person is a good friend, you don’t even need to hang around till lunch. You can go to his house and ask him to fix you a quick sandwich or make something he knows. If you have any relatives staying nearby, drop in for a visit and stay long enough for lunch (which they will offer you whether it’s out of courtesy of love).
Get home delivery
Another great alternative to consider is ordering home delivery. With so many places that deliver food at home, not only will you get something to satisfy your hunger but you will also be in a privileged position to select your meal. If you are running low on cash, ask your roommate or a housemate for some. If you choose to order from a place that is close to your house, you won’t even have to wait for long to get your meal.
Go to a restaurant
If you are not feeling lazy, go down to a restaurant or diner and get something to eat on your own. There is no point in being lazy when you feel hungry because staying without food when your stomach demands it is very detrimental to your health. You don’t have to have the most expensive item on the menu but you can eat enough to satiate your hunger till you get some home cooked food.
Make something from whatever is available
Run a check on the food that’s there in the house. You may find meat or vegetables or fruits. Now, this is where you need to test your creativity so after listing down the available resources, think of innovative ways (or normal ways) of making something from them. Necessity is the mother of invention so go ahead and invent something to eat. Not only will it keep you busy but if the food tastes nice, you can also brag about it later to your friends and family.
If you cannot find anything at home and you are too lazy to go out or order home delivery, then just drink some water and go off to sleep. This is a tried and tested suggestion and it works most of the times. When you take a nap, your body rests and the hunger dies temporarily. When you wake up, you will have enough energy (and no other option) so you can run down to your nearest grocery store and get some food from there.
Try to divert your mind
Another great alternative to feeling hungry when no food is around is to try and divert your mind. Taking a nap is one of them but if you can’t fall asleep on a hungry stomach, watch some TV (avoid cooking shows), practice music, give a call to a friend or read a book and try to think about things that are completely unrelated to food.
Peanut butter can be a good idea
Everybody always has some peanut butter so if you don’t find anything else to eat in your house, make a peanut butter sandwich. If there is no bread either, you can spread it on crackers or saltines and eat it. Now, if that is also not available at home, then just go ahead and treat yourself to a jar of peanut butter. Since it is heavy, it will fill your stomach and peanut butter always tastes good whether you eat it with something or just by itself.
Make a tomato salad
If you have some vegetables like tomatoes, olives and lettuce at home, make a light salad and dress it with some olive oil. Put in some cheese if you have any. Add some salt, cayenne pepper and other spices to taste and you will have a healthy snack at your disposal.
If there is absolutely nothing you can do about your situation and cook at home, going to restaurants and ordering home deliveries are not feasible options and you are too lazy to run down to your grocery store then all you can do is call your roommate or housemate and wait for them to return with some food or make it when they come back.
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