Sims 2 Food Guide


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Here is a table describing many of the values of each food type. Note that Hunger Efficiency is also influenced by quality of other items, such as Ovens/Appliances, Refrigerators, Blenders and even Work Surfaces.

The Sims 2 Basic Game Foods:

Baked AlaskaCereal
  • Serve: Desert
  • Hunger Efficiency: 75%
  • Cooking Skill: 8+
  • Eat Cost: §6
  • Serve Cost: §24
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
  • Serve: Breakfast
  • Hunger Efficiency: 63%
  • Cooking Skill: 0+
  • Eat Cost: §4
  • Serve Cost: §16
  • Spoil Time: 2 Hours
Chef's SaladChili Con Carne
  • Serve: Lunch/Dinner
  • Hunger Efficiency: 63%
  • Cooking Skill: 3+
  • Eat Cost: §5
  • Serve Cost: §20
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
  • Serve: Dinner
  • Hunger Efficiency: 75%
  • Cooking Skill: 4+
  • Eat Cost: §6
  • Serve Cost: §24
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
ChipsCookies
  • Serve: All Day
  • Hunger Efficiency: 50%
  • Cooking Skill: 0+
  • Eat Cost: §3
  • Serve Cost: N/A
  • Spoil Time: 12 Hours
  • Serve: All Day
  • Hunger Efficiency: 50%
  • Cooking Skill: 0+
  • Eat Cost: §3
  • Serve Cost: N/A
  • Spoil Time: 12 Hours
GelatinGrilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Serve: Desert
  • Hunger Efficiency: 63%
  • Cooking Skill: 0+
  • Eat Cost: §4
  • Serve Cost: §16
  • Spoil Time: 24 Hours
  • Serve: Lunch
  • Hunger Efficiency: 75%
  • Cooking Skill: 2+
  • Eat Cost: §5
  • Serve Cost: §20
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
Grilled RibsHamburgers
  • Serve: Dinner
  • Hunger Efficiency: 100%
  • Cooking Skill: 7+
  • Eat Cost: N/A
  • Serve Cost: §28
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
  • Serve: Lunch/Dinner
  • Hunger Efficiency: 75%
  • Cooking Skill: 3+
  • Eat Cost: §6
  • Serve Cost: §24
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
Hot DogsInstant Meal
  • Serve: Lunch/Dinner
  • Hunger Efficiency: 75%
  • Cooking Skill: 0+
  • Eat Cost: §5
  • Serve Cost: §20
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
  • Serve: All Day
  • Hunger Efficiency: 50%
  • Cooking Skill: 0+
  • Eat Cost: §3
  • Serve Cost: §12
  • Spoil Time: 12 Hours
JuiceLayer Cake
  • Serve: All Day
  • Hunger Efficiency: 50%
  • Cooking Skill: 0+
  • Eat Cost: §3
  • Serve Cost: N/A
  • Spoil Time: Never?
  • Serve: Desert
  • Hunger Efficiency: 75%
  • Cooking Skill: 6+
  • Eat Cost: §5
  • Serve Cost: §20
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
Lobster ThermidorLunch Meat Sandwich
  • Serve: Dinner
  • Hunger Efficiency: 100%
  • Cooking Skill: 10
  • Eat Cost: §8
  • Serve Cost: §32
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
  • Serve: Lunch
  • Hunger Efficiency: 63%
  • Cooking Skill: 0+
  • Eat Cost: §4
  • Serve Cost: §16
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
Macaroni & CheeseOmelets
  • Serve: Dinner
  • Hunger Efficiency: 75%
  • Cooking Skill: 0+
  • Eat Cost: §5
  • Serve Cost: §20
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
  • Serve: Breakfast
  • Hunger Efficiency: 75%
  • Cooking Skill: 4+
  • Eat Cost: §5
  • Serve Cost: §20
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
PancakesPizza
  • Serve: Breakfast
  • Hunger Efficiency: 75%
  • Cooking Skill: 3+
  • Eat Cost: §5
  • Serve Cost: §20
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
  • Serve: All Day
  • Hunger Efficiency: 100%
  • Cooking Skill: N/A
  • Eat Cost: N/A
  • Serve Cost: §40
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
Pork ChopsSalmon
  • Serve: Dinner
  • Hunger Efficiency: 88%
  • Cooking Skill: 5+
  • Eat Cost: §7
  • Serve Cost: §28
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
  • Serve: Dinner
  • Hunger Efficiency: 88%
  • Cooking Skill: 6+
  • Eat Cost: §7
  • Serve Cost: §28
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
SpaghettiToaster Pastry
  • Serve: Dinner
  • Hunger Efficiency: 75%
  • Cooking Skill: 1+
  • Eat Cost: §5
  • Serve Cost: §20
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
  • Serve: Breakfast
  • Hunger Efficiency: 63%
  • Cooking Skill: 0+
  • Eat Cost: §4
  • Serve Cost: §16
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
TurkeyTV Dinner
  • Serve: Dinner
  • Hunger Efficiency: 88%
  • Cooking Skill: 6+
  • Eat Cost: N/A
  • Serve Cost: §28
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
  • Serve: Dinner
  • Hunger Efficiency: 83%
  • Cooking Skill: 0+
  • Eat Cost: §4
  • Serve Cost: §16
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours

 

There are of course two other sources of nourishment:

MuffinTrash Can
  • Serve: All Day
  • Hunger Efficiency: 50%
  • Cooking Skill: Kids Only
  • Eat Cost: §2
  • Serve Cost: N/A
  • Spoil Time: Never?
  • Serve: All Day
  • Hunger Efficiency: Low
  • Cooking Skill: Skill?
  • Eat Cost: Free!
  • Serve Cost: N/A
  • Spoil Time: Never

 

University Expansion Pack Foods:

Cup O' RamenChinese Food
  • Serve: All Day
  • Hunger Efficiency: 55%
  • Cooking Skill: N/A
  • Eat Cost: §2
  • Serve Cost: N/A
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
  • Serve: All Day
  • Hunger Efficiency: 100%
  • Cooking Skill: N/A
  • Eat Cost: N/A
  • Serve Cost: §30
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours

 

Nightlife Expansion Pack Foods:

Crepes Suzette 
  • Serve: Lunch & Dinner
  • Hunger Efficiency: 75%
  • Cooking Skill: 7+
  • Eat Cost: N/A
  • Serve Cost: §24
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
 

 

Open For Business Expansion Pack Foods:

If a pregnant Sim eats Cheesecake they have a good chance of giving birth to Twins!

CheesecakeBerry Pie
  • Serve: All Day
  • Hunger Efficiency: 75%
  • Cooking Skill: 7+
  • Eat Cost: N/A
  • Serve Cost: §20
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
  • Serve: All Day
  • Hunger Efficiency: 70%
  • Cooking Skill: 5+
  • Eat Cost: N/A
  • Serve Cost: §20
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours

 

 Christmas Party Pack Foods:

To make the Holiday Roast you need to have the "Touch of Autumn Cornucopia" placed on the Lot

Santa CookiesHoliday Roast
  • Serve: All Day
  • Hunger Efficiency: 65%
  • Cooking Skill: 1+
  • Eat Cost: N/A
  • Serve Cost: §16
  • Spoil Time: 24 Hours
  • Serve: All Day
  • Hunger Efficiency: 90%
  • Cooking Skill: 7+
  • Eat Cost: N/A
  • Serve Cost: §28
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours

Seasons Expansion Pack Foods:

Fish dishes are free to cook but you have to catch the fish in a lake.

Bass with SquashBlackened Catfish
  • Serve: All Day
  • Hunger Efficiency: 67%
  • Cooking Skill: 0
  • Eat Cost: §Free
  • Serve Cost: §Free
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
  • Serve: All Day
  • Hunger Efficiency: 76%
  • Cooking Skill: 2+
  • Eat Cost: §Free
  • Serve Cost: §Free
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
Stuffed Rainbow TroutStuffed Golden Trout
  • Serve: Dinner
  • Hunger Efficiency: 97%
  • Cooking Skill: 4+
  • Eat Cost: §Free
  • Serve Cost: §Free
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours
  • Serve: Dinner
  • Hunger Efficiency: 132%
  • Cooking Skill: 6+
  • Eat Cost: §Free
  • Serve Cost: §Free
  • Spoil Time: 6 Hours

Seasons Expansion Pack Juices:

Apple JuiceBeauty Cocktail
  • Ingredients:
    3 Apples
  • Hunger Satisfaction:
    8 to 24
  • Effect on Sim:
    Faster Homework
  • Ingredients:
    2 Oranges
    2 Cucumbers
  • Hunger Satisfaction:
    4 to 12
  • Effect on Sim:
    Love Potion
Eggplant JuiceLemonade
  • Ingredients:
    2 Eggplants
  • Hunger Satisfaction:
    3 to 19
  • Effect on Sim:
    Random Skill Points
  • Ingredients:
    6 Lemons
  • Hunger Satisfaction:
    4 to 12
  • Effect on Sim:
    Cools Sims Down
Orange JuiceOrangeade
  • Ingredients:
    6 Oranges
  • Hunger Satisfaction:
    4 to 12
  • Effect on Sim:
    Cures Colds
  • Ingredients:
    4 Oranges
    2 Lemons
  • Hunger Satisfaction:
    4 to 12
  • Effect on Sim:
    Random Badge Points
Pepper PunchPuréed Boot
  • Ingredients:
    2 Peppers, 1 Pole Bean
    1 Apple
  • Hunger Satisfaction:
    17 to 39
  • Effect on Sim:
    Energy Boost
  • Ingredients:
    1 Boot
  • Hunger Satisfaction:
    None
  • Effect on Sim:
    Freak Out!
Strawberry JuiceStrawberry Lemonade
  • Ingredients:
    3 Strawberries
  • Hunger Satisfaction:
    12 to 36
  • Effect on Sim:
    Clears Furious Bit
  • Ingredients:
    2 Lemons
    2 Strawberries
  • Hunger Satisfaction:
    9 to 21
  • Effect on Sim:
    Platinum Mood
Tomato JuiceVegetable Cocktail
  • Ingredients:
    6 Tomatoes
  • Hunger Satisfaction:
    3 to 9
  • Effect on Sim:
    Warms Sims Up
  • Ingredients:
    1 Tomato, 1 Cucumber
    1 Pepper, 1 Pole Beans
  • Hunger Satisfaction:
    11 to 33
  • Effect on Sim:
    Build Skills Faster

 

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