Food Dream Meanings

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Food Dream Meaning: From 31 Different Sources

There is food for the mind, food for thought, food for the body, and spiritual nourishment. We can digest informa­tion or experience, the latter being food for our growth as an individual. Food can represent any of these. Also something we might take or are taking into ourself—such as experience of a relationship, qualities of another person, sexual pleasure, social pleasure; warning about health in regard to what is eaten. Food in connection with particular person: being nour­ished by or hungry for relationship with them, enjoyment of sexuality with them. Giving food: giving of oneself, time, love, work, sex. Stealing food: dishonest about needs in a relation­ship; feelings of being parasite.

See eating; restaurant.

See also wife under family (second example).

Dream Source: A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Author: Tony Crisp

As that which sustains life, food can represent the areas of concern that maintain your life and make you feel secure with the world. Food may be synonymous with knowledge, as in “food for thought “ Carrying a bag of groceries in your dream may reflect your concerns about taking care of your family’s needs and your ability to nurture them properly. Eating food may represent nourishing yourself.
Dream Source: Ariadne's Book of Dream
Author: Ariadne Green

Any dream with food involved is connecting to the principles of sustenance, self-care, and nurturance.

If you exert rigid control over your eating in life, then you must consider food through the lens of control.

If you abandon all discipline in the face of eating, you must consider food through the lens of indulgence. As this is a continuum, place yourself anywhere on the scale between these two extremes.

If you are eating in the dream, combine the quality of that experience with your waking perspective. For control, eating might suggest that more nurturance is needed in some area of your life.

If indulgent, you may be getting a warning of a need for discipline or a hidden impulse to stuff feelings that need expression.

If you are having dream-hunger, then the control perspective could point to the impact that some exertion of limitation or lack in your life is having. In what ways are you starving?

Dream Source: Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Author: Dr. Mıchael Lennox

Words or deeds received or served; research type of food and preparation
Dream Source: Dream Dictionary Unlimited
Author: Margaret Hamilton

Food is a universal symbol for prosperity and for plenty, even in rough times.

If the food was fresh and crisp, then good things will be coming in profusion, but if some or all of it was spoiled, there will be setbacks, although in the end all will be well. Buying food represents domestic happiness; selling food indicates business advancement. Tasting food, however, while it’s still a positive omen, represents minor steps towards prosperity.

Dream Source: Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Author: Astro Center

Food in dreams always symbolizes spiritual sustenance – what we need to continue on our journey through life.
Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous

Psychological / emotional perspective: Our need – or enjoyment – of food fulfils certain psychological needs.
Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous

Material aspects: Food signifies a satisfaction of our needs whether those are physical, mental or spiritual.

It is something we might take or are taking into ourselves. Frequent dreams about eating suggest a great hunger for something, not necessarily food. Food that is mouldy suggests that we are seeking sustenance in the wrong fashion or from the wrong direction.

Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous

Consult the entries for bread, cakes, colour, eat / eating, fruit, nourishment and onion for further clarification.
Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous

Universal Landscape: Sustenance; self-care, nurturance.

Dreaming Lens: Were you eating? Were you not eating? Were you hungry? Was someone else eating? What food was in the dream?

Personal Focus: The relationship that human beings have with food is very complicated. As everyone must eat to survive, there is no exemption from the various issues that can surround food and eating. Food in a dream connects to self-care and nurturing, and the Dreaming Lens will illuminate how this is currently being played out in your unconscious.

For simplicity’s sake, approach this symbol from one of two broad perspectives. If you exert rigid control over your eating in life, then you must consider food through the lens of control. If you abandon all discipline in the face of eating, you must consider food through the lens of indulgence. As this is a continuum, place yourself anywhere on the scale between these two extreme opposites.

If you are eating in the dream, combine the quality of that experience with your waking perspective. For control, eating might suggest more nurturance in some area of your life is needed. If indulgent, you may be getting a warning of a need for discipline or a hidden impulse to stuff feelings that need expression. If you experience dream-hunger, then the control perspective could point to the impact some exertion of limitation or lack is having in your life. Ask yourself if you are starving in some way.

Dream Source: Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide for Interpreting Any Dream
Author: Dr. Michael Lennox

To dream about food suggests physical and spiritual sustenance and vitality. Different foods can represents a variety of things. Fruit usually represents sensuality. Frozen foods could indicate your indifference or cold demeanor.

To dream that you are hoarding food suggests anxiety from not having enough. You don’t have faith in what you already have.

To dream about eating stale food indicates that you are out of energy emotionally. You need to be recharged and energized.

To dream about eating bad-tasting food suggests that there is something within your psyche that is bitter or resentful.

Dream Source: Dream Symbols and Analysis
Author: DreamForth

Food can symbolize the taking in of physical or nonphysical nourishment. Food can also represent enjoyment or indulgence. Finally, the dreaming mind often literalizes common verbal expressions—such as “food for thought” and “let me digest that”—in an effort to convey something to the conscious mind. (See also Groceries).
Dream Source: Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Author: James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

(Man’s food; Dinner; Digesting food; Invitation; Lunch) Food which is placed on a ceramic plate or on a clay plate in a dream represents lawful earnings.

If food is served on a forbidden golden or silver platter in the dream, it represents unlawful money, extensive debts, eating and chewing one’s food with desire and gluttony. Swallowing what one is chewingmeans debts or collectors demanding their money. Eating with the right hand in a dream means success. Eating with the left hand in a dream means falling in the trap of one’s enemy and displeasing one’s friends. Eating from someone else’s hand in a dream means good abstinence and trusting in God Almighty as one’s sole sustainer, Eating from someone else’s hand in a dream also can be interpreted as a sickness or inability to eat with one’s own hand. Eating sweets in a dream means solving a problem through kindness. Ifthe food is greasy in the dream, it means that one’s problem is a lasting one. Sour food in a dream means steadfastness. Sour food in one’s mouth in a dream also means pain and sufferings. Yellow food in a dream means sickness, except for fowl’s meat. Drinking food the way one drinks liquids in a dream means increase in one’s earnings. Eating at a wedding in a dream means glad tidings. Eating at a reception after a funeral in a dream means distress and sorrow. Any food that has a long shelf life in a dream means profits and continuous benefits. Meat, eggplant, squash or the like food in a dream represent temporary benefit or seasonal earnings. Eating at the tables of royalties or rich people in a dream means rising in rank, or renewing the mandate of one’s office. Eating squash in a dream also means guidance, following the true religious precepts, or it could mean vigilance. Eating food from the table of people of knowledge in a dream means acquiring knowledge, guidance, wisdom and blessings. Eating food from the plate of a policeman or a soldier in a dream means committing adultery or receivingmoney from an unlawful source. Eating the food of poor people or pious ones in a dream means repentance from sin or receiving guidance. Eating the food of nomads or bedouins in a dream means travels, rising in station or changes in one’s conditions. Eating a meal that is cooked with meat in a dream means richness for a poor person. Eating a meal that is cooked without meat in a dream also may mean poverty, or it could mean devotion.

If one’s meal turns into something better in the dream, it means advancement in one’s spiritual life.

If one’s food turns bitter or sour in the dream, itmeans changing a spouse or ajob. Ifone cookes a tasty meal in a dream, it means attaining a high ranking job, or it could mean prospering after suffering from a painful poverty. Ifsomeone else cooks one’s meal in the dream, it means dealing with a treachrous person and in this case, it means that one should fear for his life or about doing business with him, or it could mean that he may receive a helping hand in doing his job.

If one eats an unbearably hot food in a dream, it means adversities. Ifone finds his mouth filled with food, and if there is still a cavity for more food in the dream, it means confusion, or it could represent the balance of his life in this world.

If one manages to grind and swallow the food in his mouth in a dream, it means that he will overcome his difficulties. Receiving a sour or a bitter tasting food from someone in a dream means hearing harsh words, and the same interpretation is given if one offers someone sour or bitter food in a dream.

If he eats it, then it means sorrow, sadness and distress.

If one finds himself eating it patiently and thanks God Almighty for it in the dream, it means that he will escape from such dangers.

(Also see Chewing food; Guest; Hospitality; Swallowing; Table)

Dream Source: Islamic Dream Interpretation
Author: Ibn Seerin

Physical and emotional strength and energies. You are feeding the animal side in you.

Nourishment for body and soul.

The kind of food you see is urgently needed for your soul.

For instance, dreaming about Meat refers to drives and animalistic needs. Chocolate, on the other hand, or other sweets suggest being more open to love.

Dream Source: Little Giant Encyclopedia
Author: Klaus Vollmar

Pleasurable dreams about food/eating mean you are happy in a real life relationship.

If you dream about stuffing yourself or feeling sick when eating, you are feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation.

If you dream of being chased or eaten by food items, you are trying to avoid a situation in real life that involves strong emotions.

To dream about rotten or spoiled food suggests that you are feeling sluggish and emotionally drained. You may also be regretting missed opportunities for growth and pleasure.

To dream that you are serving food represents catering to the demands of others. You may feel that you are doing a lot for somebody, and not getting much in return.

To dream that somebody is serving you food symbolizes that you will be involved in many social gatherings involving friends and loved ones. Also see “Eating”, “Food Fight”, “Frozen Food” and “Junk Food”.

Dream Source: My Dream Interpretation
Author: myjellybean

It is generally a fortunate sign to eat Food in your dream, provided you are soon satisfied. But it is not a good omen to eat like a glutton.
Dream Source: Mystic Dream Book
Author: Internet Archive - Anonymous

1. Nourishment—often emotional, more frequently spiritual.

2. Fortune in love affairs (feeding others).

3. Repressed sexual de­sire (eating).

Dream Source: New American Dream Dictionary
Author: Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

Dreams of food represent nourishment and influence.

If you are cooking, you’re you the one giving the nourishment.

If you are eating the food, you are receiving the nourishment, energy, stimulation, praise, acknowledgment, and influence. Every type of food represents a specific type of support for your body, mind and soul.

See Cook, Chef, Vegetables, Meat, Potato, Starches, Dessert Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Bread.

Dream Source: Strangest Dream Explanations
Author: Dream Explanations - Anonymous

1- Food signifies a satisfaction of our needs whether those are physical, mental or spiritual.

It is something we might take or arc taking into ourselves. Frequent dreams about eating suggest a great hunger for something.

2- Our need or enjoyment of food fulfils certain psychological needs.

The meanings of various foods are as follows; Bread We are looking at our experiences and our basic needs. Cake This signifies sensual enjoyment. Fruits Represent in dream form the fruits of our experience or effort, and the potential for prosperity. “I”he colour can also be significant (see Colour). Ham/Cured Meat Our need for preservation is represented by cured meats. Meals Depending on whether we are eating alone or in a group, meals can indicate acceptance and sociability. Meat Physical or worldly satisfaction or needs are shown often in dreams as meat. Raw meat can supposedly signify impending misfortune. Milk As a basic food, milk will always signify baby needs and giving to oneself. Onion The different lavers of oneself arc often shown as an onion (also see individual entry). Sweets These tend to represent sensual pleasure. Vegetables Vegetables represent our basic needs and material satisfaction. They also suggest the goodness we can take from the Earth and situations around us.

The colour may also be important (See Colour).

3- Spiritual Sustenance.

Also see Eating and Nourishment

Dream Source: Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Author: Pamela Ball

People often dream about food. All types of food are a consistent part of a dream life. Anything from meat to elbow macaroni comes up through our unconscious and leaves vivid memories upon awakening. Food is symbolic of a large variety of things. It could symbolize pleasure and indulgence.

To the perpetual dieter, the dream could have a “compensatory” function where the food that is denied to the individual during the day shows up in the dream state. Dreams could additionally symbolize physical, mental, spiritual and emotional nourishment.

Dream Source: The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Author: Silvana Amar

Food represents the traits you want to internalize or model. The different types of food, therefore, have different meanings. Fruit, for example, is sensuality, the received reward, or abundance. In case that it is a bitter fruit, it could represent an unfavorable influence on your lives. Milk, on the other hand, is kindness; sugar, sweet words; and frozen food, emotions you need to awaken. Depending on the feeling that every kind of food produces in you, it will be possible to find out the correct meaning of the dream.

Since the Greeks, dreaming of food has had sexual connotations. Throughout history, juicy peaches and other fruits have been linked to lewd and lascivious behavior; pomegranates, with fertility; apple, with the expulsion of Adam and Eve from paradise; and bread, with restrained and reproduction-oriented sexuality. On the other hand, many cultures still believe that dreaming of eating meat involves acquiring the spiritual features of that animal.

Dream Source: The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Author: Martha Clarke

Plenty of food in a dream foretells business success.

Too little food is a forerunner of distress.

Too much food is an omen of sensual pleasures.

Dream Source: The Complete Dream Book
Author: Gillian Holloway

As a general guide, seeing or preparing food is an auspicious omen, providing the food was fresh and sufficient for the occasion; but if it was spoiled in any way or you were short of it, you can expect some reverses which will require careful planning to overcome.

Selling food is a dream of contrary and signifies a stroke of money luck; buying food predicts a happy family celebration, but tasting food indicates a minor loss of money or persona] property.

See also under separate items of food.

Dream Source: The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Author: Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

Nourishment for the body, emotions, mind, or spirit.

A quality you associated with the type of food (peanut butter as basic, caviar as extravagant, etc.).

A quality associated with the food’s shape (a sandwich representing feeling “sandwiched” between two people in a conflict).

A quality associated with the food’s texture (a banana representing someone who seems “slippery”).

A characteristic associated with the food in traditional culture, such as a particular occasion, setting, time frame, or ethnicity (eggnog representing winter holidays).

The time of day the food is typically eaten (pancakes representing the morning).

For more clues, consider the context, who’s eating the food, when and why, its characteristics, and what comes to mind when you think of that type of food.

See also: Meal; Eating; Chewing; Tasting; Biting; Cooking; Feeding; Bread; Dessert; Spice; Absorbing

Dream Source: The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
Author: Nancy Wagaman

Nourishment of physical, mental, emotional or spiritual self.

See what kind of food you are eating.

See Eat. Also, food for thought, ideas.

Dream Source: The Dream Books Symbols
Author: Betty Bethards

Physically, food nourishes the body. Mentally, knowledge nourishes the mind, thus the old adage of ‘food for thought’. In the universal language of mind, food represents an experience of a type of energy to be taken in. The preparation of food represents the formulation and creation of something important, and the consumption of food represents the taking in of knowledge.
Dream Source: The Element Encyclopedia
Author: Theresa Cheung

General Meaning: What you need to survive both spiritually and physically.

• Positive: To dream or have a vision of being fed speaks of the Lord providing your needs. This may speak of a spiritual or physical need. Consider Elijah after he felt weak in the desert who was fed by an angel.

• 1 Kings 19: 6 And he looked, and, behold, [there was] a cake baked on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he ate and drank, and laid himself down again • 7 And the angel of the LORD [Yahweh] came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise [and] eat; because the journey [is] too great for you.

• This is a beautiful picture of the grace and provision of the Lord. When you come to those places in your life where you feel alone and weary, He will come and sustain you.

• To dream of being fed means that the Lord is going to revive you again. He is going to restore the strength to you that the enemy has stolen and He is going to make you fit for the rest of your journey.

• After Elijah had eaten this food, the scripture says that he continued on 40 days and nights without any food again! It does not take a lot to revive your spirit. Simply some time in His presence and you can keep going.

• It does not take a lot for the Lord to move His hand on your behalf. Just one move and all of your needs can be taken care of.

Negative: Naturally rotten food speaks of not taking advantage of the blessing that God has for you. It also speaks of a curse of theft prevalent in your life.

• In the days of receiving manna, if the children of Israel gathered too much or did not eat what they gathered it went rotten. In the same way, the opportunities and blessings God gives you are for now. Take hold of them • Lack of food speaks of not feeding your spirit or of not walking in the blessing of the Lord.

The Word promises us that God will provide all our needs.

To not have these needs met means that the enemy is stealing from you.

See also: Bake, Bread, Cake, Fruit, Meat, Milk.

Dream Source: The Way of Dreams and Visions
Author: Colette Toach

lucky numbers: 02-03-16-19-33-39

appetite, having a big: loss of relatives.

big feast, for a: loss of money.

losing one’s: the need for satisfaction in some sphere sickens you.

small: il health ahead.

being supplied to you: their intentions are ambiguous.

boiling: much happiness wil be yours.

buying: wil have an average success.

casserole: use your pool of ideas.

cutting up: a successful completion of your project.

yourself: affair wil fail as you predicted.

eating: to absorb, understand and incorporate into your way of life.

cereal: the beginning.

custard: making a new and rather valuable friendship.

like a glutton: hunger for affection, self-confidence and recognition.

many victuals: one man’s food is another’s poison.

not being satisfied, and: feeling of loneliness and emptiness.

others: rapid success of own hopes.

that has gone bad: loss of money that wil be hard to bear.

foam created from cooking: wil be surrounded with cheerful friends.

giving to charity: wil have hard work ahead.

leftover: are accepting less than you deserve.

not having enough: painful arguments with partner.

nutrition plan for children: dignity and ambition.

of: happiness is nearby.

people selling: wil receive some money.

porridge, eating: do not maintain friendships with those addicted to liquors.

rancid, animals eating: wil endure persecution, but not slander.

buying, unknowingly: an unknown enemy wil cause much damage.

eating: wil have good health.

of: wil disregard a proposal of love.

throwing away: wil have misfortune for a short time.

serving, to others: social pleasure.

stew, a: life is quietly cooking.

supplying food to hotels and restaurants: riches.

tamales, eating: wil be asked to go on a hunting or fishing trip.

tasting the flavor of: petty annoyances of situations that are never finished.

34 dream interpretation about food related.

Junk Food

Listening to advice that has little value, Jer. 23:32... junk food dream meaning

Frozen Food

A dream of frozen food represents something that has been suppressed, rejected, or denied.... frozen food dream meaning

Baby Food

To dream about seeing or feeding baby food means that nourishment and compassion are needed in some situation. It can also be a more literal message - that you should be consuming less food.

To dream that you are eating baby food means that you are being required to review some item that you’re already quite familiar with.... baby food dream meaning

Fast Food

See Food and Drive-Through.... fast food dream meaning

Cat Food

To dream of buying cat food symbolizes your responsibilities.

To dream of eating cat food suggests that you are feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation.... cat food dream meaning

Smoking Food

Cooking without oil or water is lacking spiritual empowerment”... smoking food dream meaning

Breakfast Food

(Cereal; Grits; Kasha; Oatmeal; Porridge) Having a tasty breakfast in a dream means honor, promotion or dispelling distress, adversities and illness.

(Also see Porridge)... breakfast food dream meaning

Chewing Food

If one sees himself exaggeratedly chewing his food in a dream, it means disdain and indifference about seeking an honest livelihood. Swallowing food one should chew in a dream means debts, or collectors standing at one’s door demanding their money.

(Also see Chewing gum; Chewing)... chewing food dream meaning

Cooking Food In A Pot

Cooking food in a pot on a fire suggests that he will benefit from a house or a matter relating to a house because a pot symbolizes the guardian of the house.... cooking food in a pot dream meaning

Digesting Food

In a dream, digesting one’s food means steadfastness and assiduousness in one’s profession, liveliness and vivacity. Digesting one’s food in a dream also signifies safety and protection against fear.

(Also see Food)... digesting food dream meaning

Food Basket

(Picnic basket; Traveller’s pouch)Afood basket in a dream represents an important journey, financial comfort, or interchanging conditions between poverty and distress.

If a traveller sees himself carrying a food basket in a dream, it means that he will take a positive look at things, or that he will walk a step forward that will bring benefits to him and to his family.... food basket dream meaning

Food Fare

(Banquet; Course; Meal) If one organizes and invites people to a food fare or a banquet in a dream, it means that he will spend money to establish a business, or that he will seek the help of someone against a rival.

(Also see Food)... food fare dream meaning

Cream (food)

See Milk. Heavy food. Taking pleasure in sweets.... cream (food) dream meaning

Food (stored)

Fear of deprivation; difficulties, and poverty, as in Savings, Coin, Counterfeit Money. You don’t trust what you have, or are trying to protect it. But you have additional resources and energies at your disposal.... food (stored) dream meaning

Betty Crocker Foods

As baking products that are associated with the modem homemaker, Betty Crocker cakes and mixes may appear on the shelf of your cupbcard to help you whip up an extraordinary idea and turn it into a million-dollar business. Since Betty Crocker reflects the attitudes of a woman who is a good homemaker, an empty box of cake mix may indicate that you have lost your maternal instincts.... betty crocker foods dream meaning

Canned Food

Stacking cans ol lood in the cupboard may suggest that you are preparing for the future or storing something for future use.

A can may also point to contained emotions. Finally, it may warn that you could be fired from your employment, as in “getting canned.” (See Can opener.)... canned food dream meaning

Food Processor

Processing food may suggest the need to process information that is coming in raptdly as the stimulus from the events of the day or from work. It suggests chopping or pureeing ideas into something more digestible and useful.... food processor dream meaning

Health Food Store

Concerns about your nutrition, weight, and general health may be reflected if your dream takes place in the setting of a health food store. Dreams express the condition of the body, and important messages that recommend conscious change in behavior patterns that are destructive to your health may be conveyed clearly.... health food store dream meaning

Cans, Canned Food

Vision: Eating canned food: you seemed to be satisfied keeping mediocre company or sticking with a stale love affair, because you don’t think you’ll find anything better.

Depth Psychology: Canned food is a symbol of laziness or timidity that makes you hold onto old habits or relationships, which in reality are only holding you back. You are living “out of a can”!... cans, canned food dream meaning

Nutrition, Food

Depth Psychology: The food you are eating in the dream indicates what is important to you. Is it love, ideals, or your beliefs? Is it wealth and confidence? How well or how badly the food tastes and is digested reveals the life experiences of the dream. Dreaming about eating a lot of food: your extreme needs and desires— need to be reined in soon.

See Eating, iMeal.... nutrition, food dream meaning

Provisions Or Food

To dream that you are hungry and cannot obtain any Food foretells business troubles and loss of money. But it is a fortunate omen to have plenty of Food on your table, or Provisions stored in your larder.... provisions or food dream meaning

Raw Foods

Dreams of raw foods denote extreme attention to your intake of energy and your ability to make the most of a situation, and garner that, which supports your vitality. Perhaps you are feeling naked, unabashed, authentic, and connected to your spirit and pure essence. Alternatively, you may also be feeling raw and vulnerable, and desirous of a more juicy and passionate life.... raw foods dream meaning

Sea Food

Dreams of ingesting food from the sea represent that you are receiving the mystery of the feminine, the awareness of your unconscious depths, and a deeper love.... sea food dream meaning

Cooked Food

every greasy cooked food that can be eaten with ease, is [indicative of] good, usefulness. And every cooked food that is different than that, then it’s expression is opposite to that.... cooked food dream meaning

Dog Food

To dream of buying dog food symbolizes your responsibilities.

To dream of eating dog food suggests that you are feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation.... dog food dream meaning

Fast Food Restaurant

To dream that you are in a fast food restaurant suggests you are feeling overwhelmed by choices that you need to make in your life. This dream can also mean you are seeking emotional nourishment outside of your family or regular group of friends.... fast food restaurant dream meaning

Food Fight

If you dream about a food fight, you are having trouble with your friendships.... food fight dream meaning

Pet Food

To dream of buying pet food symbolizes your responsibilities.

To dream of eating pet food suggests that you are feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation.... pet food dream meaning

Serving Food

To dream that you are serving food represents catering to the demands of others. You may feel that you are doing a lot for somebody, and not getting much in return.

To dream that somebody is serving you food symbolizes that you will be involved in many social gatherings involving friends and loved ones.... serving food dream meaning

Snack / Snack Food

To dream of eating a snack represents your need for more friendship and companionship.

If you dream of being hungry for a snack, but not getting one, you may be yearning for mroe spirituality and/or fulfillment in your waking life.... snack / snack food dream meaning

Food For Thought

The following foods have specific symbolic meanings but remember that whatever you eat in a dream is likely to correspond with your food preferences in waking life first and foremost; so, for example, if you hate mustard but find that it tastes good in a dream, this may refer to a difficult experience that is good for you. The interpretation would differ if you loved mustard perhaps suggesting a period of overindulgence.

See also VEGETABLES AND FRUIT for the symbolic significance of vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds.... food for thought dream meaning

Types Of Food

Food comes in all shapes and forms, and just as you can eat almost anything in life, the same goes for time spent in dreamland. Here are some common food symbols and a summary of their meanings.... types of food dream meaning

Dish / Drink / Food / Glass

In dreams, a dish usually represents food that needs to be eaten now, and thus represents ideas or projects that should be tackled immediately. Jungians often see a drinking glass or wineglass as a symbol of the mythical Holy Grail, offering the dreamer spiritual sustenance. For Freudians, to dream of drinking from a glass expresses sexual desire, as like other receptacles, the glass symbolizes the female genitals. A broken drinking glass can represent loss of virginity. Food and drink are everyday items that regularly feature in dreams. In general, they are regarded as positive signs, but there are so many possible interpretations when food or drink—or eating and drinking—feature in a dream that a whole chapter has been devoted to the subject later on.

See FOOD AND DRINK.... dish / drink / food / glass dream meaning

Food And Drink

As food and drink are important and familiar to us, it is no surprise that eating or drinking often features in our dreams.

In some cases, dreams that focus on food and drink may arise out of nocturnal hunger or thirst but, more often than not, such dreams provide symbols that refer to other appetites; these could be, for example, our desire for spiritual, emotional and intellectual nourishment, or for sensory or sexual gratification. For Freud, food represented sexuality because he considered the mouth to be the primary erogenous zone. Most dream analysts, however, follow Jung’s lead and suggest that dream food represents the qualities you are taking in, or need to take in, to yourself for personal, emotional and spiritual development. In other words, the dream is trying to compensate for your feeling of being malnourished in some aspect of your waking life and it could be pointing to a physical, intellectual, spiritual or emotional source for this hunger.

Dreams of being thirsty, drinking or drunk, cooking, comfort eating or dining out, fasting or gorging can send you powerful messages about your current state of psychological well-being.

If a specific food was highlighted in your dream, this might also be significant; different types of food can mean different things. As always when interpreting dream images, it is important to examine what your personal associations with that food are first.... food and drink dream meaning