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This Innovative Plate Will Make Healthier Eating Effortless

Let me make sure to clear up the immediate question everybody has right off the bat, that way we don’t waste any time:

No, this plate will not automatically make your food healthier.

Metro reports that the plate was created through a collaboration between advertising agency BBGO Thailand and the Thai government health board, this creation was made in order to help curb the growing obesity problem in Thailand. With grease and oil playing pivotal roles in the typical Thai cuisine, it comes as no wonder that this problem would eventually arise.
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The plate, known as the AbsorbPlate, removes all the excess grease from meals by draining the food once it’s been placed onto the plate. The AbsorbPlate sucks up a good chunk of grease, saving you from eating an average of 30 extra calories.

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While this may not be revolutionary in terms of weight loss, it certainly could have noticeable affect over time. Furthermore, the biggest takeaway from this product is the fact that you don’t have to diet. Everybody wants to lose weight but nobody wants to give up burgers and pizza. So why not give up the equivalent to a bite or two instead?

The plate comes riddled with 500 holes made to drain the grease from the food. Much like blotting a slice of pizza with a napkin, the plate works to remove as much oil and grease and possible without jeopardizing the integrity of the food.


While this plate in no way will make any dishes you make healthier, it will at the very least make it slightly less greasy, and that’s better than nothing. The AbsorbPlate is currently still in a concept design phase, but will hopefully be sent into mass production soon.

 

 

Photo Credit: Metro

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This Plate Outlines Food Portions for Healthier Eating

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One of the biggest obstacles in maintaining a healthy weight is portion control. I mean, who doesn’t love an extra serving of garlic bread, or a few more spoonfuls of mashed potatoes. Those looking for a solution, however, may want to consider the ETE plate as a cheat sheet to eating healthy.

The ETE plate maps out what portions of which food group you should be eating more from. It consists of a section for meat or fish, vegetables, and starches like rice, potatoes or pasta. For anyone who is against their food touching, there’s also an empty space on the plate to allow you to keep different foods a safe distance apart.

The plate has been used as a means to promote a healthier lifestyle for teenagers battling obesity and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Currently all the English plates are sold out, but their Dutch alternatives are still available for €24.50 ($31.36 US) through the ETE website.

Is it terrible that all we see on the plate are different ways to slice a pie?

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H/T Design Taxi

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Picnic Backpack Guarantees First Date Success

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Ladies and gentlemen, it’s about damn time we stepped our first date game up. Dinner at your go-to Italian restaurant isn’t going to make her swoon and watching Fast and the Furious 273 isn’t going to make him tumble head over heels.

No, it’s time to take things to the next level with the Picnic Backpack.

The canvas pack comes decked out with plates, goblets, utensils, cloth napkins, and a cozy blanket for you and your date to cuddle under. There’s a detachable wine cooler on the side for pinot noir or some bubbly, plus a large insulated compartment to keep your food cool.

Of course, the impressive part comes in the attention to detail, as the backpack also includes salt and pepper shakers, a wooden cutting board and a corkscrew (which you know how elusive those can be).

So, next time you’re trying to impress, invite your date to a modern-day picnic. Break out the wine and cheese plates, then follow it up with a steak dinner while soaking in Mother Nature. Might as well do it proper the first time around.

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As you can see, we got ours personalized. Swag.

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Picnic Backpack, $80 @Red Envelope

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Dip Your Sushi in A Shark Bite of Soy Sauce

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Sushi is a funny thing. For starters, it’s the subject of interpretive fishy dances, which is questionable. However, the delicious Japanese cuisine is also a source of inspiration for awesome concepts, like this shark sushi plate.

Made by aviceramics, this clay creation is not only a clever piece of art, but it also serves as a soy sauce dish. It’s sort of like you’re fighting the jaws of death every time you go to dip your sushi, which, we’ll admit, would make us feel totally BA.

The only downside is that you might have the Jaws theme song stuck in your head while chowing down next to a toothy shark, making for a very dramatic meal.

H/T + Picthx Technabob

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The +/- Plate

What do you do if you if you have to go to the bathroom midway through your meatloaf brick, and you know you’re going to be awhile? Your meatloaf is gonna cool off right? Wrong, if you’re designers Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow. These two designers put their heads together and created a warming plate. This plate has “silk-screened gold and amorphic metal films” on the surface, which enables 12V of energy to plug into your plate and keep it warm. James over at RegHardware says, “It’s even said to be able to get hot enough to cook an egg on.” There’s no word on whether this plate is set to be released or not, but it’s a novel idea nonetheless.