26 Healthy Food Hacks That Trick Your Eyes [Updated Nov 2015]

26 Healthy Food Hacks That Trick Your Eyes [Updated Nov 2015]

26 Healthy Food Hacks That Trick Your Eyes [Updated Nov 2015]

There is a mountain called ‘Nine Horses Painting Mountain’ sitting next to Li River in Guangxi, China. It is famous for its cliff that looks like a Chinese ink painting of horses, thus the name. When our boat were cruising towards the cliff, the tour guide asked us kids to find the nine horses. ‘Whoever spots nine horses is as great as our first premier, Zhou Enlai, as he was the first person who spotted the nine horses.’ The tour guide said.

Kids started to look for the horses. Some couldn’t find any. Some found five to seven. A few found nine. I spotted eleven. I kept trying to find more till I was confused, simply because it was fun. But I kept it as a secret as I thought no one would believe me. How can one be even greater than our premier? That’s impossible. It was the first time I realised how differently everyone perceived the world. But why? I was too young to try to find out how our brains work. I forgot everything about our trip to Guangxi, except this beautiful mountain that looks like an ink painting of 11 horses, not nine.

Only till now, having been working primarily with image making and fed with endless visuals from the Internet, have I realised how much our thinking unconsciously makes associations with our past experiences – among all, things we see, for the ‘visual’ type like myself. To explain why I saw a few more horses than other kids in the same trip, it was probably because I had been exposed to a lot of visuals since I was at a very young age. Mostly kids books, my great grandmother’s old Chinese pictorial story books, animations, video games. On top of everything, I read a lot about Greek mythology, half of which I couldn’t understand, but probably helped to trigger my imagination.

Given the enormous amount of visuals we are exposed to today, things I see through my mind’s eye have become more complicated, if not less pure than through a child’s eye. If I ever visit the Nine Horses Painting Mountain again, I probably find more fridge magnets than beautiful horses – Sad but true. Well at least I am still enjoying the process and discovering something wonderful in our everyday life. This time I am sharing them with you, because there is no competition with other kids nor Zhou Enlai, and I know you will believe me.

Enjoy this list of ‘Healthy Food Hacks That Trick Your Eyes’. Updated regularly. You can also see the new hacks posted on Instagram or Facebook.

1. Junk food has never been so healthy.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Hotdog
Potato and tomato hotdog.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Burger
Kiwi burger with kiwi seeds.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Chips
Paprika chips holder.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Pizza
Carrot and egg pizza.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Drumstick
Pear drumstick.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Drink
Parsnip soft drink.

2. Vegetarian desserts.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Candy
Strawberry candy.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Chup Chup
Egg yolk Chupa Chups.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Pear-2
Pear ice cream.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Gaytime
Pumpkin ice cream. Recommend roasting before eating.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Cake
Squash cake with green bean and goji berry candle.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Cookie
Used coffee powder cookie.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Cookie 2
Banana cookie.

3. Fruits and vegetables being other fruits and vegetables.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Apple
Tomato apple.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Watermelon Slice
Beef, cucumber and sesame watermelon.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Watermelon 1
Tomato mini watermelon.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Corn
Tic Tac zucchini corn.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Avacado
Zucchni and kumquat mandarin avocado.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Coconut
Cinnamon coated egg white coconut.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Grapes
Pomegranate mini grapes.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Papaya
Pumpkin papaya.

4. Essentials for some:

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Toaster
Toast toaster.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Rice
Orange rice.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Egg_1
Potato egg.

Mundane Matters Disguised Food Sausage
Cucumber sausage.

5. After all, eat whole foods, no vitamin supplements.
Mundane Matters Disguised Food Pill
Carrot and cucumber pill.

The first version of this list was published on BoredPanda. It has also been featured on:

Design Taxi: Artist Cleverly Disguises Fruits To Look Like Hotdogs, Burgers, Drumstick
Greatist: See How One Artist Turns Fruits and Veggies Into Beautiful Junk Food

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Posted on at 5:13 am by Danling Xiao.