Fitness Food Tips

3 of the Best Food Hacks

March 14, 2016


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.

(For other tips, check out my £5, 5 Minute, 5 Step Salmon Salad and Spinach Breakfast!)



(these mochi ice cream balls from Wagamama are every bit as amazing as they look!)

1. whatthef*

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*

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?


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  • Bold-Expression March 14, 2016 at 08:00

    My favourite food heck has to be tupperwares! hehe 🙂 I love this post of yours xx

    Hana | Bold-Expression

  • missgetaway March 14, 2016 at 13:38

    Haha I love the website as well. It’s such a great tool when you’re feeling uninspired!

    Love, Kerstin

  • Gabi @ BooksNTrips March 15, 2016 at 07:46

    My favorite food hack: stock my fridge with fresh fruit, veggies, salmon, eggs, hummus, yogurt & cheese and I’ll always have something easy & healthy to eat for lunch or dinner. Also, I have a few recipes that I mastered (chicken & guacamole salad, pesto Parmesan chicken, my own spin on Bolognese pasta, salmon w/ spinach and almond shavings), so these save the day once in a while!

    Anyway, great tips, I’ll definitely try the whatthef* website, seems like a lot of fun!

    • Pia @ Gymbags and Jetlags March 18, 2016 at 09:09

      That’s an awesome idea; I feel like there’s an unlimited amount of things you can make with those ingredients!

  • Mica March 16, 2016 at 05:45

    Leftovers are a big one for me too, I like cooking just a little more than I need in the evening so I have something yummy leftover for a day when I don’t feel like cooking, haha! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Kylie March 16, 2016 at 21:08

    I can relate to everything about this post! 1. I LOVE mochi. I may have to go get some now after seeing those pictures. 2. That sounds like the kind of all food sites & i’ll be visiting it right after yours to get some ideas on what to make for dinner. & 3. I am the WORST when it comes to eating my leftovers. Putting labels on them i’m sure would help me so much. I’ve even been thinking about putting an expiration on them too so I don’t forget when I made them !:)

    Love love love this post!



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