I won’t lie: the term “food hacks” does sound a little worrisome to me.
But I promise, it’s not!
These food hacks are just little tips that I’ve picked up that make cooking for yourself a little easier.
This year is the first time I’ve ever been fully responsible for all my own food. No mother-made meal, no dining-hall lunchs and no pre-packed snacks.
Thankfully, my boyfriend is a cooking wiz and has been departing his knowledge onto me. But there’s so much more to feeding yourself than just cooking!
These foodhacks make lunch, dinner and snack time just a little easier.
(these mochi ice cream balls from Wagamama are every bit as amazing as they look!)
This website is one of my FAVOURITES. Upon loading the homepage, it gives you a suggestion with a little sass (warning: humour needed!). If you like what they suggest, you can click on it to instantly get a recipe. Or if you’re not about it, click “I don’t f*cking like that.” It’s really a great invention.
2. Snacks are friends… and food.
It’s actually better for you to eat five small meals a day than three big ones. And while admittedly, that’s a lot of time spent eating, snacks can be great for making it happen. Snacks are the best because they’re usually cheap and it’s so easy to choose a healthy one. My go-to’s are usually fruits or nuts.
3. Tupperware is your best friend. As are labels.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m terrible about not actually eating leftovers. I really do want to, but by the time I remember I have them… well… let’s just say they’re not happy.
Tupperware (and labels) make my life SO much easier. I not only actually have somewhere safe to put leftovers, but also remember what I have. Tupperware is another great invention.
Without these three mini-food hacks, I don’t know where I’d be.
I’m way too indecisive about food to live without whatthef*ckshouldimakefordinner.com.
I’m way too bad about setting real times for meals to live without snacks.
And I’m way too lazy to live without leftovers (not to mention leftovers save me a ton of money and let me not have to worry about portion sizes while cooking).
Honestly, eating is simply hard. These food hacks make it little easier.
What are your favourite food hacks?