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Do You Have to Eat Something Crunchy?

The other day I had a couscous salad with roasted vegetables and feta cheese for lunch. While it was wonderfully satisfying in taste, in texture, it severely lacked crunch. That's why I had to enjoy some salty crackers on the side.

The same thing happens when I eat a sandwich: I have to pair it with a bag of potato chips to add an element of crunch.

How about you? Do you feel less satiated when a dish needs crunch?

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staple-salad staple-salad 7 years
If everything is mushy and rich, then yes, otherwise, no.
muddmz11 muddmz11 7 years
i'm always like that! i feel like i don't get full unless i have something with a firmer crunchy texture. that's why when i'm hungry i tend to reach for cereal
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
No, I'm the opposite. Although I eat crunchy foods like nuts, I don't have to have it.I prefer soft foods, like oatmeal with smooth peanut butter, or tender vegetable soups. Also, I think this is why I like cheesecake, too. I like it's smooth, thick texture. I take comfort in eating soft foods.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
No, I'm the opposite. Although I eat crunchy foods like nuts, I don't have to have it. I prefer soft foods, like oatmeal with smooth peanut butter, or tender vegetable soups. Also, I think this is why I like cheesecake, too. I like it's smooth, thick texture. I take comfort in eating soft foods.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 7 years
its funny that you should raise this topic, since im all about some crunch in my food!! its soo not gross to throw some potato chips on rice lol
opentypeA opentypeA 7 years
This is weird, but I'm totally a mushy-food person. Most of my food --when I'm making it for myself-- is steamed to the max.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 7 years
I'm a crunch-craver too. I found that putting cucumbers in my salad gave me my crunchy-fix without the chip calories.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Yes, I NEED crunch in my food. I'm not a big fan of soft, mushy stuff. When I had my wisdom teeth out, I had to be on a very soft diet for something like 2 weeks and by the end of it, I was going insane. Lately, I've been on a popcorn and raw veggie kick...guess I just like to chew on things!
wolfjinx25 wolfjinx25 7 years
Yes! I love chips especially crunchy ones like Kettle brand.
AMP AMP 7 years
I've been on a chips kick lately. When I have a sandwich, I absolutely need chips with it. Sounds like its going to be a Subway day for me!
AlexisSF AlexisSF 7 years
I need crunch too — i have a serious weakness for chips, crackers, pretzels, nuts — if it's crunchy i crave it!
mswender mswender 7 years
I love crunch!!
mswender mswender 7 years
I love crunch!!
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
I have the soft + crunchy desire, but also if I have a very savory or salty dish I LOVE having something sweet afterward.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
You know crunchy bacon would be great in that salad!
Advah Advah 7 years
YES! I'm so glad someone finally understands me!
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