Food Hackers Tips to Create Healthier Meals

Updating food recipes, or food hacking, is the latest trend. Taking one food or style of cooking and replacing it with a more updated version is the basic definition of food hacking.

 

For instance, if you want to eat healthier, lose some weight or just renovate your eating habits, you can try these six ways hackers have found to cut carbs:

 

1) Have open-face sandwiches with 1 slice bread.

2) Start your meals with protein to satisfy your hunger quickly.

3) Use lettuce to wrap in a sandwich, not bread.

4) Have puffed oats for breakfast in place of oatmeal.

5) Use cauliflower instead of potatoes in “mashed potatoes.”

6) When eating pizza, have thin-crust instead of regular or thick crust.

 

To eat healthier in for other reasons, here are eight tips that will cut calories, but you’ll never know they’re missing.

 

1) Trade ice cream for sherbet.

2) Take a paper towel and blot the oil off pizza.

3) Eat bagel flats instead of whole bagels.

4) Order sauces and dressings on the side tp add as you go.

5) Drink unsweetened almond milk; it has half the calories.

6) Eat light fish instead of dark fish like salmon, which has more calories.

7) Bake or broil everything. Frying has more calories and harmful toxins.

8) Eat quinoa instead of rice; it also is a complete protein.

 

So you can see that food hacking transforms the way to think about the food too. Eggs get so traditional when all you do is scramble and fry them every morning. Try some of these egg hacks that will get your day started on a new note while adding protein to your diet.

 

1) Fry eggs on pre-fried onion rings.

2) Make hard-boiled eggs in the oven like Elton Brown on Food Network.

3) Cook egg omelets in the waffle iron.

4) Microwave an egg in a cup for one minute.

5) For a large crowd, crack and bake eggs in muffin tins.

 

All of these tips are designed to help you and your family eat healthier, so choose the ones that fit your lifestyle and use these food hackers tips.

 

Pizza Hack–With Only Two Ingredients!

If you’ve ever tried a recipe on Pinterest only to have it fail miserably, chances are you’re in search of some food hacks that actually work. Reddit recently posted a recipe for two-ingredient pizza crust that almost seems too good to actually be true. For the crust, all you need is 1 1/2 cups of self-rising flour and a cup of Greek yogurt!

Self-rising flour is best for this recipe because it already has baking powder. Yogurt acts like yeast when mixed with the flour and has fermentation ingredients that will produce a tasty, chewy dough. The final result is fluffy and thick, so if you prefer Chicago-style pizza, have made pizza at home before, or tend to go to places like Papa John’s or Pizza Hut for delivery, you’ll probably enjoy this recipe.

After combining the flour and yogurt you can add an extra half cup of flour if it seems that the dough mixture is too soft. Stir the ingredients with a spoon then knead the dough into a ball. You may feel like the dough isn’t sticky enough, but that will change once you bake it.

Top the dough with sauce, cheese an your favorite toppings, and put it in a preheated oven at 450 degrees for 12-13 minutes.

This is the perfect pizza trick if you’re in a hurry, and you can’t tell that the crust was made with yogurt. Most of the people who tried the pizza say the end product is delicious. A few people even said the pizza reminded them of their childhoods, which is usually one of the highest compliments when it comes to food.

The only drawback to this recipe is that the dough tends to be very soft in the middle, which makes it a little difficult to hold.

Pasta Dishes For Summer

One of the easiest dishes that you can make during the summer is pasta. It can be made with ingredients that are healthy as well as light and refreshing.

Capellini is ideal for blending with cherry tomatoes and basil. The thin noodles make it easy to add a light dressing as they will be covered compared to thicker noodles that sometimes need more dressing for flavor. If you like bow-tie pasta, then consider adding roasted red peppers, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a bit of shredded mozzarella cheese.

Corn and sliced tomatoes can be added to any pasta dish. It’s best to use smaller tomatoes so that they are easier to work with instead of slicing a large tomato and getting the juice it mixed in with the pasta. Mini ears of corn can be used, or you can grill an ear or two or corn before taking it off the cob and adding it to your pasta. Brocolli is another ingredient that is refreshing for a summer pasta. If you want something a little more hearty, then add a cheese sauce on top so that you get a dish with rich and creamy flavors. Crab meat is also a component that works well with pasta. Add a bit of lemon juice and pepper for a light dish that can be served as a main course or on the side.

Making the Best Slider Buns

One of the more popular options when it comes to finger foods over the past decade or so is the slider, which is essentially a mini-hamburger. While reducing the size of the burger isn’t really a problem, finding the perfect bun can be a challenge. That’s why a recipe to make them has been developed that will help make them an even more inviting option.

To begin, combine milk, sugar, yeast and amylase before then mixing that up on low with a couple of teaspoons of flour. Then add salt and butter before kneading the doughy mix for approximately 20 minutes.

After using cooking spray on a pan, place the mix in the container and spread it out before covering it in plastic. After refrigerating it for an hour, spray another pan with oil and also wrap it in plastic. Following the removal of the first container, slice off portions of the dough that weight roughly 1.5 ounces and form them into buns.

Place them in the empty pan and spray them with oil before wrapping them in plastic and keeping them at room temperature for an hour. Then, spray them with egg wash and seal the pan with foil.

Proceed to put the pan in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and then return the pan to the oven for 10 minutes or until the buns are golden brown. Packaging them up for two days will provide a softer crust.