15 Life-Changing Food Hacks to Try

How do we make sure we're eating healthy while also enjoying ourselves?

To get to the bottom of this mystery, Redditor u/CardioCupcake asked subreddit r/EatCheapAndHealthy, “What's your life-changing food hack?”

Redditor wrote: “I use hummus on my sandwiches instead of other condiments like mayo. More protein plus I like the tang and different flavor choices of hummus.”

Hummus on Sandwiches

“I used to hate stir fry at home because store bought sauce is always off,” one Redditor shared. “Now I can make it identical to a restaurant!”

Homemade Sauces

On Reddit, user u/Agnaolds suggested butternut squash puree as a substitute. “I add pureed butternut squash (I find it in the frozen aisle) to chili, bean/veggie/ taco dishes and some pasta sauces to make things creamy and sweet.”

Pureed Butternut Squash

If you're making ramen and want to add more flavor, try using sesame oil. For u/lizarto, “Just a little but boy it makes it taste so much better.”

Sesame Oil

Instead of using sesame oil, you can add more of a kick by adding chili oil. u/Partagas2112 responded, “Chili oil from Thailand, Vietnam and China.”

Chili Oil

“I cook pasta like I'm making risotto,” they wrote. “It creates a sauce thickening base filled with all the flavors left in the pan. I cook up some meat and veggies, use the same pan to boil the noods, and reduce the liquid into a sauce.”

The Risotto Technique

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