For context, I have been learning about large language models and have been experimenting with various use cases. Below is the “chat” I had with ChatGPT. I thought I would share in case anyone else might find value in it. Disclaimer: This is for entertainment purposes and is not advice. I have not validated the data provided by ChatGPT. Always important to do your own research. Enjoy.
Are there any life hacks for quickly deciding what type of food I want to eat for dinner when you really have no preference at all?
Certainly! Indecision about what to eat is a common dilemma. Here are some life hacks to help you quickly decide what to have for dinner:
- The Elimination Game: Write down a few options on separate pieces of paper. Randomly eliminate one by one until you’re left with one option.
- Cuisine Dice: Buy or make dice that have different cuisines or food types written on each side (e.g., Italian, Chinese, BBQ, Vegetarian). Roll the dice and go with whatever it lands on.
- The 5-2-1 Rule: Ask someone to give you five options. Narrow it down to two, and then let them pick the final choice.
- Recipe Apps: Use a recipe app or website that has a “random” button. Websites like Allrecipes or apps like Tasty sometimes have this feature.
- Pantry Challenge: Try to make a meal using only the ingredients you currently have in your pantry or fridge. This can also help reduce food waste.
- Alphabet Game: Pick a letter of the alphabet and think of a food or dish that starts with that letter.
- Theme Nights: Assign different themes to different days of the week. For example: Meatless Monday, Taco Tuesday, World Cuisine Wednesday, etc. This way, the theme can guide your choice.
- Leftover Roulette: If you have multiple leftovers in your fridge, close your eyes and pick one.
- Ask a Friend or Family Member: Sometimes, just getting an external opinion can help. Text a friend or family member and ask them to choose for you.
- Meal Subscription Boxes: If you find yourself often indecisive, consider subscribing to a meal kit service. They’ll send you ingredients and recipes, taking the decision-making out of the equation.
- Mood-Based Choices: Think about how you feel. Do you want something comforting? Maybe go for a soup or pasta. Feeling adventurous? Try a new recipe or cuisine you’ve never had before.
- Spin a Globe: If you have a globe or world map, spin it or point randomly. Choose a dish from the country you land on.
- Weather-Based: Let the weather decide. If it’s cold and rainy, maybe a warm stew or soup. If it’s hot, perhaps a salad or grilled dish.
- Nutrition Focus: Think about what you’ve eaten throughout the day. If you’ve had a lot of carbs, maybe opt for a protein-rich dinner. If you’ve missed out on veggies, make a dish centered around them.
- Cookbook Random Page: If you have a cookbook, open it to a random page and make whatever is on that page.
Remember, the goal is to make the decision-making process fun and less daunting. Over time, you might find a method that works best for you or even come up with your own unique way to decide.
Wow! I had no idea! very helpful.
I’m glad you found the suggestions helpful! Remember, the key is to reduce the stress of decision-making and enjoy the process. Whatever method you choose, enjoy your meal! If you have any other questions or need further ideas, feel free to ask. Bon appétit!
[this conversation was minimally edited for clarity]