When you eat at the office, you have to make do with the tools available to you. Have a coffee mug? You can use it to boil eggs for lunch, or as an impromptu shelf to fit more in the office microwave. This video from Food Beast runs through a number of office-friendly food hacks and tricks to improve your snacking.
We've covered quite a few of these tricks on Lifehacker in the past, but the video's a neat summary:
A lot of the tricks in the video are ones you've likely seen before if you've been reading Lifehacker for a while. Here are a few we've highlighted that are also in the video:
- Create an instant snack bowl from any snack bag
- Use a banana to quickly ripen an avocado
- Boost your phone's sound with an empty mug or cup. Or a cereal bowl. Or a glass pitcher or vase. Or a plastic cup. You know, let's just put them all to the test.
There are plenty of other ideas in the video, including using a mug to create an impromptu shelf in the microwave so you can fit two plates in at the same time, and using a very very hot cup of coffee to boil an egg (although we'd suggest if you're going to do that, maybe a USB mug warmer is in order to keep the heat nice and high -- unless you really like soft boiled eggs.) Check out the video above, or hit the link below to see the full video at Food Beast.
10 Office Food Hacks that will Instantly Upgrade Your Desk Lunch [Food Beast via Mashable]