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20 Dishes to Very Easily Eat in Bed

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Breakfast in bed is a supposedly romantic notion that only happens to me in real life when I mean something like: "It's too cold to leave the bed—please bring me sustenance?"

A dream that doesn't come true.
A dream that doesn't come true. Photo by Mark Weinberg

Yes, I have been told eating in bed is bad for you and surely there are a lot of practicalities to consider (are you sitting up, are your hands greasy, how easy is it for you to spill, will there be crumbs?), but sometimes, we are lazy it's just too cold to leave the bed.

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No food is spill-proof, but these get pretty close to it. Don't ask me how I know. Here are 20 foods you can easily eat in bed:

Bowl Foods

(But nothing with too small of a particle—ahem, quinoa—to smush and therefore disappear into sheets.)

The Best Banana Dessert Only Has 3 Ingredients
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The Best Banana Dessert Only Has 3 Ingredients
Warm Kimchi Bowl with Spicy Broccoli and Sesame-Scallion Wild Rice
Warm Kimchi Bowl with Spicy Broccoli and Sesame-Scallion Wild Rice
Creamy Vegan Bircher Muesli
Creamy Vegan Bircher Muesli

Related Bowl Food: Thick Soupy Things

Because thinner mixtures have a greater chance of splashing (chicken noodle soup, you've gotten us through some sick days, but you might just have to sit this one out).

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Brothy, Garlicky Beans
Brothy, Garlicky Beans
Brown Butter Cinnamon Ice Cream
Brown Butter Cinnamon Ice Cream
Fluffy Tapioca Cream
Fluffy Tapioca Cream
How to Turn Any Beans, Peas, and Lentils into Indian Dal
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How to Turn Any Beans, Peas, and Lentils into Indian Dal
Smoky Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
Smoky Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

Breads & Pasta That Don't Go Flying

Because beds don't like crumbs crawling or noodles squirming. Or at least the people who have to clean them up don't.

Pasta Pie with Fresh Mozzarella and Basil
Pasta Pie with Fresh Mozzarella and Basil
Baking Sheet Macaroni and Cheese
Baking Sheet Macaroni and Cheese
Classic Potato Gnocchi
Classic Potato Gnocchi
Yogurt Bread with Molasses
Yogurt Bread with Molasses
Just When You Thought Toast and Cheese Couldn’t Get Better
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Just When You Thought Toast and Cheese Couldn’t Get Better
Scrambled Egg Muffins
Scrambled Egg Muffins

Finger Foods

You can get away with more-than-one-biters if the food isn't prone to leaving a trail of any sort (crumbs, liquid, seeds).

Raspberry Fruit Roll-Ups
Raspberry Fruit Roll-Ups
Ants on a Log
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Ants on a Log
Fried Greens Meatlessballs
Fried Greens Meatlessballs
Feta Quesadillas with Fresh Pico de Gallo and Avocado
Feta Quesadillas with Fresh Pico de Gallo and Avocado
Kofta Pocket with Tzatziki Sauce
Kofta Pocket with Tzatziki Sauce
Pizza Pockets
Pizza Pockets

Tell us: What foods have you eaten in bed without spilling? Ten points if you say burrito.

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