Five Food Hacks


Sabrina McClain, Journalist

Are you hungry but are too lazy to put together something elaborate? Well here are some easy ideas:


  1. Craving dessert but striving to keep a healthy diet, here’s a healthy alternative:

Chop up a banana, sprinkle some cinnamon on it, and drizzle some honey on top. Yum


  1.  Who else loves raw cookie dough but fears getting salmonella. Well, here’s a recipe for eggless cookie dough you can eat raw.

¾ cup brown sugar

¼ cup butter, softened

1 cup flour

Pinch of salt

¼ tsp. Vanilla

¼ cup milk

½ cup chocolate chips.


  1. Need a healthy snack?

Spoon some yogurt into a plastic bag. Squeeze dots onto a cookie sheet and place in the freezer. They’ll be ready in an hour.


  1. Just want a cake? Try the microwave mug cake

4 tbsp. Flour

3 tbsp. Sugar

2 tbsp. Cocoa Powder (optional)

½ tsp. Baking Powder

3 tbsp. Milk

1 tbsp. Vegetable Oil

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Mix together in a mug. Place in microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds and voila.


  1. Need something quick and fun:

3-ingredient BBQ Popcorn Chicken

2 chicken breasts

1 cup BBQ Sauce

1 large plastic bag of BBQ chips, crushed


Take the 2 chicken breast and cut into medium- size cubes. Put chicken cubes in bowl and mix with BBQ sauce. Roll pieces of chicken in crushed chips, place pieces separately on a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.