15 Ways To Make Boring Foods Better

Ways To Make Boring Foods Better

15 Ways To Make Boring Foods Better
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Ever since we were kids and ate our vegetables because our parents said we had to, we've been choking down lame food our whole lives. It doesn't have to be like that, there's a better way!

Grill Things That Aren't Normally Grilled

15. Grill Stuff That Isn't Normally Grilled
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Grill Things That Aren't Normally Grilled

15. Grill Stuff That Isn't Normally Grilled
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You can grill anything. Literally anything. You can grill pasta if you really want to, and you have the motivation. Doc says you need more whole grains? Good ... grill them. More fiber? You can grill fiber. If there's a food that can't be improved with the grill, it probably doesn't exist.

Add Hot Sauce -- To Everything

14. Hot Sauce
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Add Hot Sauce -- To Everything

14. Hot Sauce
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Hot sauce is like the duct tape of food. There's nothing it can't fix. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks ... there's nothing you can't make better with a few shakes of the fire.

Snap Into A Slim Jim

12. Just Snap Into A Slim Jim Instead
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Snap Into A Slim Jim

12. Just Snap Into A Slim Jim Instead
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It's kind of the obvious solution there, isn't it? Why suffer through boring food when you can just snap into a Slim Jim and make life perfect again? Life's too short for food that isn't Slim Jim.

Toss It In The Deep Fryer

13. Toss It In The Deep Fryer
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Toss It In The Deep Fryer

13. Toss It In The Deep Fryer
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You could dunk your credit card in beer batter, deep fry it and make something amazing. It works for veggies, it works for fruit, it even works for beverages. Just deep fry the stuff.

Make A Burrito Out Of It

10. Make A Burrito Out Of It
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Make A Burrito Out Of It

10. Make A Burrito Out Of It
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It's bland, it's boring, it's forgettable ... but wrap it up in a tortilla and throw some salsa in there? You've made magic. There aren't many foods that can't be rescued by the transitive property of burritos.

Fancy Plates ... Seriously

11. Put It On Some Super Fancy Plates
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Fancy Plates ... Seriously

11. Put It On Some Super Fancy Plates
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Presentation is everything. You might still be eating creamed cauliflower, but at least you can feel like a big baller when you're doing it. You haven't lived until you've had ramen noodles from a bone china bowl.

Pour Some Melted Cheese On It

9. Pour Some Melted Cheese On It
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Pour Some Melted Cheese On It

9. Pour Some Melted Cheese On It
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If you can honestly say melted cheese wouldn't make steamed eggplant bearable, you're wack. In fact, there's nothing you can't drown in cheese that won't work out.

Use Chopsticks

8. Use Chopsticks
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Use Chopsticks

8. Use Chopsticks
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Even if it's bland and boring, eating it with chopsticks makes you feel more worldly and cultured. It could be plain, unsalted, unbuttered popcorn -- and you're saying, "Check me out -- eating with chopsticks!"

Get All Kinds Of A La Mode Up in Here

7. Get All Kinds Of A La Mode Up in Here
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Get All Kinds Of A La Mode Up in Here

7. Get All Kinds Of A La Mode Up in Here
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Yes, Chad. I am putting vanilla ice cream on steamed carrots. So what? You don't know my life. Maybe I want ice cream-y vegetables. You're not the boss of me.

Red Pepper Flakes (Yes, Like At The Pizza Place)

6. Red Pepper Flakes (Yes, Like At The Pizza Place)
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Red Pepper Flakes (Yes, Like At The Pizza Place)

6. Red Pepper Flakes (Yes, Like At The Pizza Place)
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You have stacks and stacks of these envelopes laying around your apartment, so you may as well use them. There's nothing wrong with a little fire in your oatmeal. Man up.

Instagram It

5. Instagram It
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Instagram It

5. Instagram It
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No. That was a joke. Please do not Instagram your food. Ever. For any reason. That is, unless you're determined to be the worst person ever.

Flambe It

4. Flambe It
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Flambe It

4. Flambe It
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"Gee, how is setting something on fire going to make it more interesting?" Duh -- because it's on fire!!! So what if it's just cereal ... light 'em up!

Call It Whatever It Is ... In French

3. Call It Whatever It Is... In French
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Call It Whatever It Is ... In French

3. Call It Whatever It Is... In French
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So what if you're eating macaroni and cheese with cut-up hot dogs? Call it Macaroni au fromage à la saucisse découpée and you're suddenly awesome. It's what they eat out there. Probably.

Promise Yourself An Epic Dessert Afterwards

2. Promise Yourself An Epic Dessert Afterwards
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Promise Yourself An Epic Dessert Afterwards

2. Promise Yourself An Epic Dessert Afterwards
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Having something to look forward to is just what you need to keep boring foods from being boring. Yeah, yeah, it's plain chicken breast and rice. So what? There's a wonderland of dessert-related goodness afterwards.

Drown It With Your Favorite Beverage

Drown Beverage
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Drown It With Your Favorite Beverage

Drown Beverage
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Nothing can be that bad when taken down with an amazing drink. Literally drown that sucker -- go with something sugary and nostalgic like apple juice.

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