Life can sometimes make it hard to make a completely fresh and delicious meal. The kids bother you, someone spills the milk, you need to wash your dirty clothes, etc. You don’t have to wait until you have more time or settle for takeout because we’ve put together our favorite creative food hacks that will help you take your cooking to the next level.
1. Freeze avocados to make guacamole easier to scoop out
One of our favorite snacks is guacamole, but sometimes it’s hard to get it out of the avocado. The next time you make guacamole, put all of the ingredients (avocado, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, or whatever else you like) in a bowl and freeze it overnight.
2. Use a muffin tin to cook bacon
Try cooking bacon in a muffin tin so it doesn’t get soggy or fall apart. Put the bacon in the muffin tins first, and then put them in the oven. The bacon will naturally curl up and stay away from the other pieces, and it won’t stick to the pan either.
3. Bulk up burgers with sliced carrots, mushrooms, and an egg
Sliced mushrooms and carrots can be added to a burger to make it more filling. We also like to put a whole hard-boiled egg in the middle of the burger patty to add some healthy fats. You can add more flavor by serving with mayonnaise or ketchup.
4. Put butter on your latte to keep it warm longer
When you order a latte or another iced drink, restaurants use a simple trick: butter! When it’s hot outside, iced drinks get watered down quickly if they are left outside or if the lid is left on.
5. Use a plastic bag to keep lettuce fresh longer
Plastic bags are a great way to keep food fresh. Just put your vegetables in the bag, press out the air, and put it in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. The oxygen can’t get in through the plastic, so your greens won’t wilt as quickly.
6. Use leftover grains to make tasty breakfast “pancakes”
You can make tasty pancakes out of almost any grain you have left over. After adding a little water to thin it out, mix the eggs, baking soda, and flour with the other ingredients.