I don’t want junk food anymore. I’d like to try some healthy foods.
Healthy foods are more and more unpopular among pupils.
Healthy foods don’t include most snacks as they are high in suger.
It’s time for you to swap your chips for a healthier diet.
It’s always hard for me to maintain a balance between calorie intake and expenditure.
Too much fatty food makes me sick.
Helen is picky about what she eats because she is on a diet.
We present more expressions about food. They are from Elenir Scardueli, a listener in Brazil.
My mother always told us “there is no use crying over spilled milk.” That means you should notget angry when something bad happens and cannot be changed.
People said my mother was “a good egg.” She would always help anyone in need.
We never had to “walk on eggshells” around her — we did not have to be careful about what wesaid or did because she never got angry at us.
She also told us “you have to break some eggs to make an omelet.” This means you have to dowhat is necessary to move forward.
My mother believed “you are what you eat”
— a good diet is important for good health. She wouldalways give us nutritious food. She liked serving us meat and potatoes for dinner.
“Meat andpotatoes” can also mean the most important part of something. It describes someone who likessimple things.
Here is another expression about meat:
“one man’s meat is another man’s poison.” In otherwords, one person might like something very much while another person might hate the samething.
My father was also a good and honest person. People said he was “the salt of the earth.” He wouldnever “pour salt on a wound”
— or make someone feel worse about something that was already apainful experience.
However, sometimes he told us a story that seemed bigger than life. So we had to “take it with agrain of salt” — that is, we could not believe everything he told us.
My husband has a good job. He makes enough money to support our family. So we say “hebrings home the bacon.”
He can “cut the mustard” — or do what is expected of him at work.
It is easy to find my husband in a crowd. He stands almost two meters tall. He is “a tall d
I take the train to work. It is not a pleasant ride because the train can be full of people. It is socrowded that we are “packed like sardines” — just like small fish in a can.
My supervisor at work is sometimes “out to lunch.” She is out of touch and does not always knowwhat is going on in our office. Yet she is right about one thing:
“there is no such thing as a freelunch”
— something may appear to be free of charge, but there may be a hidden cost.
When we fail to see problems at work, my supervisor tells us to “wake up and smell the coffee” –we need to pay more attention and fix the problem.
I once made a big mistake at the office and felt foolish. I had “egg on my face.”
Over the weekend, my friend invited me to watch a football game on television. But I do not likefootball. It is “not my cup of tea.”
We hope this program has given you “food for thought”
— that is, something to think about.
1. 早餐烧饼：Clay oven rolls
2. 油条：Fried bread stick
3. 水饺：Boiled dumplings
4. 馒头:Steamed buns
5. 饭团:Rice and vegetable roll
6. 皮蛋:100-year egg
7. 咸鸭蛋:Salted duck egg
8. 豆浆:Soybean milk
9. 饭类稀饭:Rice porridge
10. 白饭:Plain white rice
11. 糯米饭:Glutinous rice
12. 蛋炒饭:Fried rice with egg
13. 面类刀削面:Sliced noodles
14. 麻辣面:Spicy hot noodles
15. 乌龙面:Seafood noodles
16. 板条:Flat noodles
17. 榨菜肉丝面:Pork , pickled mustard green noodles
18. 米粉:Rice noodles
19. 汤类紫菜汤:Seaweed soup
20. 牡蛎汤:Oyster soup
21. 蛋花汤:Egg & vegetable soup
22. 鱼丸汤:Fish ball soup
23. 点心臭豆腐:Stinky tofu (Smelly tofu)
24. 火锅:Hot pot
25. 油豆腐:Oily bean curd
26. 虾球:Shrimp balls
27. 春卷:Spring rolls
28. 蛋卷:Chicken rolls
29. 肉丸:Rice-meat dumplings