Are you in the mood to cook, but too lazy to go out to do the grocery? There are ways to switch ingredients and save time. Here are some simple food hacks that will give you great flavor and incredible taste.
1. Cauliflower instead of Potatoes
The taste and texture of cooked cauliflower is very similar to potatoes, which makes it a great and easy substitute. And it’s healthy, too! In terms of calories, one cup of mashed cauliflower is only 25 calories, compared to a cup of mashed potatoes, which contains 134.
2. Leafy Greens instead of Tortilla Wraps
We all love our burritos, but if you’re out of tortilla wraps, you can switch these with sturdy greens like lettuce and spinach. Not only can leafy greens be used as wraps, but they can also be toasted. Pop spinach leaves into your oven with a little salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil. Five to 10 minutes later, you can enjoy crunchy, salty spinach chips, your alternative to potato chips.
3. Pure Vanilla Extract instead of Sugar
For better baking options, you can switch half a cup of sugar with a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. This can be used in many recipes such as cookies, cakes, banana bread, and San Miguel Mills Brownies.
4. Margarine instead of Butter
Butter is a staple ingredient in baking, and so it becomes every baker’s nightmare if they find themselves out of Magnolia Butter. Lucky for them, they can substitute one cup of butter with one cup of Dari Crème Margarine. If the recipe specifies melted butter, you can use an equal amount of Magnolia Nutri-Oil.
5. Vinegar + Milk instead of Buttermilk
For deliciously light vanilla cookies and breads, you may find that the recipe calls for buttermilk. If you don’t have any in the kitchen, you can switch this out with one cup of Magnolia Full Cream Milk and one tablespoon of vinegar. Let it stand for about five minutes before you mix it into the batter.