Your friends should constantly feed you. If you are like me, you love a free meal. Especially when your friends are supplying the food. Sometimes, when we get free things we don’t always care about the quality. Our relationships with friends can look the same way. We can have a great relationship with someone, but they are not feeding us the best things. They may be satisfying, but they aren’t good for us. Some friendships can feed you, but they don’t nourish you.
Some friends are like:
Steak- The Tempermental Friend
We know that steak is easily accessible. You can get a less expensive version of it, or order a really expensive version from a 5-star restaurant. What really matters is how you cook the steak. You could ask for it raw or well done. Like your most temperamental friend, they can tell you the uncut truth, or they can be tough to get through. The trick is, you have to know how you like your steak. Once you truly get to know this friend, you understand their temperament.
Taco Bell– The Friend You Love But Isn’t Good For You
I love Taco Bell, but you can insert Taco Bell with your favorite fast food place. I love Taco Bell because it stays open late, and it is the perfect combination with a night out partying. Despite there always being a Taco Bell to satisfy your cravings, it is not good for you. If you eat too much Taco Bell, you are bound to gain weight. That weight can be drama, addictions, insecurities, and burn out. Every now and then you may enjoy Taco Bell, but eventually you will have to let it go.
Kale/Spinach/Cauliflower – The New Healthier Friend
At some point we outgrow our Taco Bell cravings, and decide we need something better. We might decide to start adding new foods like kale, spinach, cauliflower, or any other super food people have started to enjoy. Those new healthy friends can be so valuable because they can show you what you have been missing. No only are these foods tasty, they are versatile. There is nothing like adding new nourishing foods to your life!
Birthday Cake– The Long Lost Friend
You know that friend you have had for what feels like forever. You may not talk to them all the time, but when you do it’s like nothing has changed. Kind of like birthday cake, they are a special treat that comes around every so often. Sure, we can have birthday cake any time we want, but, nothing compares to eating it on special occasions.
Popcorn– The Event Friend
Popcorn friends are kind of great. Like popcorn at the movies, they always take events to the next level. If there is a concert, play, or movie you want to go see, you probably always invite this friend. They are always down for an event. You may not indulge in popcorn often, when you do, you are being entertained.
Peanut Butter and Jelly – The Oldest Friend
When I was kid and wanted a snack after school I would eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Even now, eating PB & J makes me nostalgic. PB & J has been there for as long as we can remember. You know who your PB & J friends are because when you are around them you want to run through sprinklers, play MASH, and bike ride. Can’t replace the classics.
Oatmeal – The Solid, Reliable Friend
Oatmeal is one of the most reliable, and solid foods you can have. Eat oatmeal for breakfast and you will have already started your day off right. Oatmeal friends always stick around. They may be plain, but never boring. Every one needs that timeless friend that keeps us full and grounded.
Chicken – The Adaptable Friend That Will Be By Your Side Forever
Without question, chicken is one of the most adaptable foods. You can eat chicken for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can eat it fried, sauteed, baked, in soup, grilled. Chicken is like your best friend. Real and true best friends are there no matter what stage you are in your life. They may not always agree with you (I’m looking at you McDonald’s), but consistently, they are there. Hold on to those chicken friends!
What are your friends feeding you?