TikTok's 'girls' dinner' trend is a lazy take on delis

Deciding what to have for dinner is a lot more complicated than it needs to be, which is why making a list of easy dinner recipes is so important. But sometimes, even the most low-effort of meals can require too much management. When that happens, it's time to make "Girls' Dinner," TikTok's lazy take on deli.

From fruit roll-up ice cream to cheese-wrapped pickles, TikTok has certainly seen its fair share of, uh, unique food trends. But with just a few simple ingredients mixed together and almost no prep time, a girls dinner is definitely on top - or should I say cheese. The meal trend started after founder Olivia Maher (@liviemaher) introduced the term in FYP, saying on TikTok, “I can’t find TikTok right now, but a girl just came here and said that in the Middle Ages, farmers How terrible it was to have to eat nothing but bread and cheese, she said, "That's my ideal meal. "This is my dinner."

The TikToker went on to show off her meal, which appeared to consist of a few grapes, a large slice of cheese, a stick of butter, a jar of olives, slices of bread and a glass of red wine. "I call it 'Girls Diner' or Medieval Peasants," the creator said. Sure, we've all had impressive charcuterie replacements for dinner before, but unlike the IG-worthy meat and cheese displays, Maher's meal had all the goodness of a charcuterie without any of the beauty. Normalize actual meals.

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Clearly, the video has struck a chord with girl dinner lovers everywhere, as the original TikTok has racked up over 170,000 likes since May 11, and the #girldinner hashtag has been viewed over 4.2 million times as of June 26 . The video has also inspired dozens of users to show off their girls' dinners, which can be as lazy and messy as you want them to be.

User @__mull showed off her girls' dinner before heading out, which included "random mix" snacks like cheese and crackers, a bowl of olives and arugula, and scrambled eggs with Sriracha. Basically, whatever you have at home is enough.

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TikToker @frogsthatquack spotted the girls' dinner trend at just the right time while enjoying olives, pickle slices, giant chocolate-covered strawberries, marshmallow hot chocolate, and yogurt topped with cinnamon. Her taste buds must be confused.

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User @maddie_rye goes all out for her girls' dinner - fruit pebbles, cookies, pickles, coffee, soda, pepperoni, cheese, and maybe even a whole cantaloupe. "This makes so much sense," the creator wrote in the caption that anything can be a girl's dinner.

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It seems like one of the biggest draws to Girls' Dinner is how it takes away the stress of eating a perfectly prepared meal, something you don't often see on social media these days. Plus, in a busy world, the trend of eating dinner on the go at the sink also reminds us that it's important to nourish your body to the best of your ability, no matter what that looks like. Not to mention, it proves that we all love a good rat snack now and then, and if it's an insane meal, so be it.

Whether your girls' dinner looks like a charcuterie board without a charcuterie board or can be made with just about anything you can find in your kitchen, the latest trend taking over #FoodTok is more relevant than you think. If you're not sure what to use in your next girls' dinner, you can't go wrong using prepackaged items such as canned fish, and of course, don't forget to add whatever the farmer ate during the dinner. Medieval times and enjoy.