Ever wanted to know about some helpful hacks about your favourite foods or fruits and vegetables? Here are 15 hacks about food.
Drying strawberries in an oven for three hours at 210°C (410°F) will turn the strawberries into a healthy candy 🍓
Put yogurt in a small plastic bag, and cut the tip off. Squeeze small amounts of the yogurt onto a tray with parchment/baking paper. Place them in the freezer for an hour. This creates small yogurt buttons, perfect for a healthy snack.
3. Fruit Words
Use letter cookie cutters in fruits like watermelon and rockmelon (cantaloupe) to create words you can then put onto bamboo secures. This is a great idea to help younger kits with their spelling and to also make eating fruit that little bit more fun!
If you need to use softened butter but don’t want to microwave it or wait. Put boiling hot water into a glass to heat it. Then pour the water out and place it over the butter. After a few minutes the butter will be soft.
6. Fast 15
Turkey, avocado, beans, spinach, water, soy milk, apples, cinnamon, almonds, coffee, broccoli, green tea, grapefruit, oatmeal and yogurt are 15 foods that will help speed up your metabolism.
7. Long Lasting
Need your sour cream and cottage cheese to last longer? Just turn the containers upside down. This acts as a vacuum seal and keeps any bacteria from getting to the food.
8. More Than Just Food
Strawberries are a natural teeth whitener and they also decrease the appearance of dilated pores. Lemons are a natural disinfectant and deodorizer. They help with digestion and makes your skin lighter. Oats relieve dryness, restores nature moisture balance and helps to heal minor irritations. And brown sugar is a great exfoliation for sensitive skin.
9. Better Than Fries?
If you cut through potatoes almost all the way through, drizzle olive oil, butter, sea salt and pepper on top of it and bake it at 218°C (425°F) for 40 minutes it’ll create a chip sort of meal which is said to be better than fries.
10. A Spoonful Of… Peanut Butter?
A spoonful of peanut butter before you go to bed helps you burn more calories while you sleep.
Did you know that blueberries protect your heart? Or kiwis increase bone mass? Or that pineapples help with arthritis? Fruits really are a wonderful food.
12. That’s Bananas
Feeling stressed? Eating a banana or avocado will help your mind relax. Making you feel happier and stress free.
Lemons, oranges and limes will repel spiders. All you have to do is mix one (or all) of them with water and put it in a spray bottle. Spray this in doorways or windowsills. Or wherever you see a spider.
14. Stand Tall
Store all your stick ice blocks upright by putting them in between your freezers shelves will ensure that all the liquid stays at the bottom ensuring the tips are easy to cut off.
15. Sweet And Sour
Gatorade tastes sweet when you’re dehydrated and tastes sour when you’re hydrated.
Which of these facts intrigued you most?