When I was little, I suffered from a mild case of brumotactillophobia, the fear of foods touching on one’s plate. It would freak me out when the gravy started oozing over to the veggies. And heaven forbid if the mashed potatoes touched the peas! I think life would have been much easier for me if Food Cubby had been around.
What Is Food Cubby?
Food Cubby is a semi-circle of BPA-free, food-grade silicone that you suction onto your plate so that your food doesn’t run into each other on your plate. Priced at $14.99, it’s available on the Food Cubby website and Amazon. It is dishwasher safe, and easily transportabl for when you’re on-the-go.
You can see it in action in this video:
What is Food Cubby Suitable for?
If you have kids (like me) that hate when their food touches, this product could be a Godsend. You don’t have to deal with their fussiness or find room to store a bunch of divided plates just for your finicky eater. Instead, toss Food Cubby into your utensil drawer to have ready for mealtime. It’s suctioning action makes work just fine on the plates you already own.
In addition, the Food Cubby can make it easier to portion control your food if you are watching your weight, and can make it easier to scoop food against for those having trouble using utensils.
When I saw this product, my first reaction was, “Where were you when I was five?” These days, I don’t mind too much if my food touches, but boy did I mind when I was a kid! One theory around the cause of brumotactillophobia is that it is a way for a child to control their environment. When I was five, there was a lot of chaos going on in my world, so I suspect that’s why I had it. (Who knew there as a name for this?)
NOTE: I did not receive a free copy of this product — however, it did come to my attention because I was sent a press release. If you’ve read past product reviews, you’ll know that I don’t pull my punches when I believe they are warranted. I also try to provide balanced information so you can make your own decision to buy or not buy this product, even if you disagree with my opinion.
Take Charge of Your Health!
Changing your eating habits can be tough. But it doesn’t have to be if you take a little time to think it out and create a plan.
This Healthy Eating Worksheet will walk you through the process of creating a healthy eating plan. All you need to do is print it out, set aside some time to complete it, and then fill it out. Then you can create your plan, knowing that you have addressed potential obstacles and came up with some creative ways to handle them.