Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Things to Eat/Drink While Reading

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Thank you to Jana’s mom for coming up with this week’s prompt! I love talking about food.

1. Ice Water

This is so refreshing on a hot, humid day. I tend to forget to drink enough in the summer, so when I do reach for a drink I try to make it as hydrating as possible.

2. Hot Chocolate

When the weather grows cold, I switch to hot drinks. Yes, sometimes I add marshmallows to it, too.

3. 90% Cocoa Chocolate Bars

Have you noticed the pattern in my list yet? I actually don’t eat or drink chocolate very often, but when I do I want it to be the good stuff.

4. Saltine Crackers

When I was a child, my parents didn’t keep many sweets in the house. My snacks were generally things like salad, a piece of fruit, or some crackers unless it was a special occasion. I spent many afternoons reading while slowly nibbling on these crackers, and I still have the same habit as an adult.

5. Orange Juice

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6. Dried Fruit

I love everything from raisins to medjool dates to dried apples. They are all delicious and can be a mess-free way to snack and read at the same time.

7. Twizzlers

This is my father’s favorite type of junk food. I smile and think of him every time I indulge in it.

8. Chocolate Chip Cookies

I promise that this will be the last chocolate-related item on my list, but there is nothing like biting into warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie while reading a book. It’s heavenly.

9. Crackers and Cured Meat

The crackers need to be something thick and sturdy. Somehow salami tastes better if you have nice, thick crackers with them.

10. Smoothies

I’ve been trying to eat more fruit and vegetables, and smoothies are an easy way to sneak in a couple of extra servings of these food groups.


  1. I’m weak for chocolate chip cookies, and I love hot chocolate in the winter – especially mint chocolate!

  2. Ooh yum.
    If jerky wasn’t so expensive I’d absolutely have it as a reading snack haha.
    Cora |

  3. Yum. I love saltines, and I feel like that’s such an unpopular opinion! I could literally snack on them all day hahaha.

  4. Ohh I love everything on this list. I have such a craving for cured meats and crackers now <3

    • Thank you very much. I hope you get to eat some cured meat and crackers soon. They’re one of my favorite cold weather snacks.

  5. Fruit is good too. I like crackers with Brie on them, but I don’t have that very often.

  6. YES! Dark chocolate and Twizzlers for the win! Oddly enough, my mom is the one who got me hooked on Twizzlers.

  7. I’ve seen smoothies on a lot of lists today. Sounds like a good idea.

  8. I get into chocolate too often. Glad you include ice water,

  9. Oooh nice mix!! Liking a lot of these as well…though again, I’m not a big eater while reading kind of gal! Lol.

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  10. I love a refreshing drink to have on hand while I’m reading, too — ice-cold water and orange juice are both great choices. I completely agree with hot chocolate, too! It’s just such a nice drink to have while you’re reading and its cold out.

  11. Love these – second on the smoothies and cookies! Life is balance, right?

  12. I could prob eat Twizzlers all day long lol

  13. Hot chocolate and choc chip cookies are both excellent choices! 🙂 And saltines are good little snacks too. This topic is making me so hungry.

  14. Think I’m going to have to start busting out hot chocolate when I’m reading!

  15. Christine @ LifeWithAllTheBooks says

    You can’t beat a choc chip cookie! And I love really cold water especially in summer! Great list ?

  16. I can’t believe I forgot to include Twizzlers on my list! It’s one of my favorites! Great list your have this week by the way.

  17. Oh man, if I had chocolate chip cookies around whenever I read…

  18. Snacking on crackers is really great as a snack too 🙂

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