21 Food Hacks That'll Make Your Life Exponentially Better

Food is one of life's greatest pleasures, and should therefore never stress you out. That's where these genius food hacks by Spoon University come in. Brilliant in their simplicity, these ideas all have one thing in common — they all exist to make your life easier. Like, exponentially easier. And who doesn't love easy, especially when you're too hangry to exert any real effort while prepping your food?

As the old saying goes, work smarter, not harder. Looking for a fast and easy way to improve a boring bowl of ice cream? There's a hack for that. Constantly finding yourself in need of a bottle opener, without a single one in sight? There's a hack for that too — and any other conundrum that's ever gotten in your way during your quest to find the perfect snack. The point is to get food into your mouth as quickly as possible, right? You shouldn't let anything slow you down.

OK, we’ve all been there: three hours of searching #lifehacks on Pinterest just to save a couple minutes of our time. Let us spare your precious time by avoiding the mindless searching. Here are some food hacks that are a combination of weird and brilliant:

1. Use Your Macbook Power Adapter as a Bottle Opener

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Crack open your favorite drink, and prove to everyone that Macs > PCs. If you don’t have a Macbook, there are other ways to open bottles.

2. Use Floss To Cut Cake and Cheese

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For when you’re too lazy (or excited to eat cake), and you’ve run out of clean knives.

3. Use Tortillas Instead of Plates

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Save yourself some time (and help the environment). Go all out and make your own tortillas.

4. Crush Oreos and Put Them In a Salt Shaker

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Add some Oreo dust to your favorite ice cream.

5. Crush Doritos and Put Them In a Salt Shaker

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If you’re looking for something a little more savory.

6. Use Spoons If You Don’t Have a Roasting Rack

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Now you can finally roast whatever you want (chicken, nuts, veggies, garlic — you name it).

7. Add Salt and Cinnamon to the Oven Floor to Reduce Smoke

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It’ll be easier to clean your oven later, too.

8. Keep Your Cake From Going Stale with Bread and Toothpicks

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Or eat all of the cake in one sitting so you don’t have to worry — that’s what we do.

9. Easily Cut Fruit and Veggies

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Efficiency at its finest. More fruit hacks right here.

10. Eat Pizza Without Using Plates

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Save yourself from washing dishes by using the pizza box.

11. Clean Your Oven With Vanilla Extract

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Pour some vanilla extract on a rag and scrub your oven racks. Turn on the oven, and enjoy the delicious vanilla scent.

For 10 more food hacks, click here.

Original article by Lily Lou for Spoon University.

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