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10 Things You've Been Doing Wrong with Food THIS WHOLE TIME

how to squeeze a lemon, how to eat a taco without making a mess, how to eat a cupcake, food blog, food tips

You're doing it wrong.

Dude. You, over there, with the taco all over your shirt. What are you doing? That’s not how you eat a taco! I’ve got a secret that will BLOW YOUR MIND about how to properly eat a taco. You’ll never ruin another Corona tee again! And I can tell you how to best squeeze a lemon, as well as how to properly enjoy a cupcake. It’s all below, in this handy dandy list of 10 Things You’ve Been Doing Wrong with Food THIS WHOLE TIME. Take a look and learn something, would ya?


  • WRONG WAY: BLT 1 of 20
    WRONG WAY: BLT
    Don't just use loose strips of bacon!
  • RIGHT WAY: BLT 2 of 20
    RIGHT WAY: BLT
    Basketweave your bacon! Mmmmm...
  • WRONG WAY: Lemons 3 of 20
    WRONG WAY: Lemons
    Trying to squeeze it with your hands.
  • RIGHT WAY: Lemons 4 of 20
    RIGHT WAY: Lemons
    Squeeze a lemon using a tong. You'll get more juice and keep your hands drier.
  • WRONG WAY: Taco 5 of 20
    WRONG WAY: Taco
    Look at the mess you're making with that taco!
  • RIGHT WAY: Taco 6 of 20
    RIGHT WAY: Taco
    Instead of using shredded lettuce as a topping, line your taco shells with lettuce leaves. That way, if/when your taco breaks, the stuff still stays inside!
  • WRONG WAY: Popsicle 7 of 20
    WRONG WAY: Popsicle
    Baby, you're getting melted popsicle everywhere!
  • RIGHT WAY: Popsicle 8 of 20
    RIGHT WAY: Popsicle
    Let's just catch those drips in a cupcake liner, shall we?
  • WRONG WAY: Cherry Tomatoes 9 of 20
    WRONG WAY: Cherry Tomatoes
    Don't slice them individually!
  • RIGHT WAY: Cherry Tomatoes 10 of 20
    RIGHT WAY: Cherry Tomatoes
    Put several of them in-between two plastic lids and slice them all at once! (Genius.)
  • WRONG WAY: PBJ 11 of 20
    WRONG WAY: PBJ
    Gloppy, sloppy jelly.
  • RIGHT WAY: PBJ 12 of 20
    RIGHT WAY: PBJ
    Add extra peanut butter around the edges of both sides of the bread, then contain the jelly in the middle!
  • WRONG WAY: Banana 13 of 20
    WRONG WAY: Banana
    Opening it from the top can create a squishy mess and makes your banana all stringy.
  • RIGHT WAY: Banana 14 of 20
    RIGHT WAY: Banana
    Do it from the bottom, like a monkey! No strings attached, plus you have a handle on the end!
  • WRONG WAY: Potato 15 of 20
    WRONG WAY: Potato
    Don't peel a potato with a knife or a peeler.
  • RIGHT WAY: Potato 16 of 20
    RIGHT WAY: Potato
    Boil it, then place it in cold water for 5 minutes. You can just peel it with your bare hands!
    Photo credit: The Cool Gadgets
  • WRONG WAY: Pomegranate 17 of 20
    WRONG WAY: Pomegranate
    Pomegranates can be so messy. I tried opening one once and it looked like an episode of Dexter was just filmed in my kitchen.
  • RIGHT WAY: Pomegranate 18 of 20
    RIGHT WAY: Pomegranate
    Score the pom's skin and then open it in a bowl full of water. The seeds will fall out, no messy white stuff to deal with, just drain and eat!
    Photo credit: good (cheap) eats
  • WRONG WAY: Cupcake 19 of 20
    WRONG WAY: Cupcake
    Don't eat all the frosting on the first bite!
  • RIGHT WAY: Cupcake 20 of 20
    RIGHT WAY: Cupcake
    Cut the cupcake in half, set the top on the bottom and use the bottom as the top! Voila! Cupcake sandwich!

To learn what else you’re doing wrong and how to fix it, like how to fold a fitted sheet and the right way to insert a bobby pin, visit BuzzFeed Shift.

All photos via BuzzFeed unless otherwise noted.

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