The worst first date foods
Sharing a meal is one of the most intimate things you can do with someone, so it's perfectly normal to be a bit nervous when you're eating with someone new. We've all had a moment like this: you've been smiling all through dinner, only to realize when you do a bathroom mirror check before dessert that you've got spinach in your teeth.
Once you've gotten to know someone well all bets are off, but in the beginning there are just certain foods that are a bad idea on dates. As a nutritionist, I talk with my clients all the time about what to eat — and what not to eat — when they go out, both to support their health goals but also to avoid stuff most of us want to avoid on dates like bloating, GI discomfort, messes, and accidentally lighting something on fire. You also want to ask about allergies or restrictions.
For this story, I talked to real people and also some of my fellow registered dietitians to find out what's on their list of worst first-date foods.