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Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Quick Meal Prep Tips

Posted by on August 26, 2016 at 8:04 AM

As August comes to an end you may feel like taking advantage of the colder weather before it ends to do some baking and indoor cooking. Today we have a variety of food hacks that will help you improve your cooking processes, plus reduce the amount of utensils required and even offer some healthier options to conventional foods such as crisps.
Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Quick Meal Prep Tips
Saving money is always on our agenda so expect to learn some money saving tips during the process too. One video below includes how to make numerous freezer meals for the week so there is no pressure to eat healthy on a work night. If you would like to see themes here that are more applicable to you, feel free to drop us a comment with a request at the bottom of the blog article.


Turn 5 Foods into Freezer Meals

Living a busy lifestyle can make the idea of preparing food feel daunting and certainly the last thing you have time for in the evening. There are many dishes that exist which can me made in a few minutes, but sometimes it’s the preparation that creates a lengthy process. This is where make-ahead freeze-able meals can really rock your world, because they simply need to be microwaved before eating. Spend a weekend preparing the following week’s freezer meals and you wont have to worry about dinner again on a work night. The video below will show you how to make:

Breakfast: smoothies, French toast

Lunch: burritos

Dinner: Casseroles

Dessert: Cookies

[Source: The Domestic Geek]


Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

If this winter has caused you to gain some weight then avoiding foods with saturated fats is certainly a course of action you should consider. Crisps may certainly be a culprit and if you want to rid them from your current diet, why not replace them with a healthy homemade vegetable option that tastes just as good. These zucchini Parmesan crisps are a great snack, but also can serve as a tasty appetizer for a dinner party too. All you need is:

  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

[Source: TipHero]


Coconut Macaroons with 3 Ingredients

This is a quick favourite if your family love desserts because they are so simple to make and only require three ingredients. The more iconic and sugary macaroon overshadows this classic coconut cookie, but this one is flour-free and takes no time at all to make especially as it contains not eggs or egg whites. All you need is the following:

  • 400g shredded coconut
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

[Source: Mumsnet]


Grilled Cheese Sandwiches without Bread

Those of you who are gluten intolerant will be happy to hear you can now share a grilled cheese sandwich without having to consume regular bread. That’s right, this recipe uses a substitute that we have seen used before to replace all types of carb-heavy foods e.g. biscuits, tortillas, pizza and breadsticks. The substitute is the amazingly versatile cauliflower and today we will show you how to use it as a bread substitute so you can reduce your dependency on carbohydrates and gluten found in normal bread. The ingredients you will need are:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 – 8 slices cheddar cheese



Cake Frosting with no Silverware

Cake decorating is an art, and for the enthusiasts it’s always that personal homemade touch which completes a cake, yet if you’re not one of those people you may find the decoration part very tedious. That’s why today I present the easiest way to frost a cake, period. It will only take 2 minutes of your time and you only need frosting and a microwave to do the job, that’s right no silverware, no frosting knives required.

[Source: PureWow]

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