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    31 Things You Need If You're Hungry But Lazy

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    1. A Rapid Ramen Cooker from Shark Tank that'll transform a brick of noods into the base for a delish meal in just three minutes in the microwave! 'Tis time to put that ramen you've been hoarding in the pantry to tasty use.

    the cooker with ramen ingredients in it
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    Promising review: "God's ramen cooker. This thing may seem like just an ordinary Tupperware, but I assure you it will blow that thin plastic garbage out of the water. It retains heat amazingly and does not bend or falter under extreme temperatures. I'm a college student and I have never felt such joy from making ramen in my small dorm microwave, for a 900-watt I recommend five minutes. Buy this product if you live and breathe air, because it is beautiful." —Theron

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98 (available in red or black).

    2. Or if you wanna elevate your pantry old faithful, a Sun Noodle “Tantanmen” ramen kit to ensnare that restaurant taste for a mere short trip from your couch to microwave back to couch.

    bowl of ramen
    Sun Noodle

    Founder Hidehito Uki moved to Hawaii from Japan in 1981 with one suitcase and a noodle machine. He met with prospective customers and took their feedback to create perfectly customized noodles for different restaurants. Hidehito met his wife Keiko at the okazuya (Japanese delicatessen) she owned down the street from his noodle factory. And it's been delicious magic since then.

    Sun Noodle recently partnered with Momofuku for some Spicy Korean Ramen kits that are, of course, sold out now. BUT Sun Noodle has other delicious kits worth your time and slurps. This particular spicy sesame ramen kit balances spicy heat and creaminess thanks to sesame paste. This ain't your standard block of ramen. But also, they're priced so well that they're still super budget-friendly!

    Get two servings from Sun Noodle for $4.99.

    3. Pre-made simmer sauces you can lean on when you're super hungry but don't want to eat your entree dry. (I feel that.) These'll help make it happen without digging through your cabinet for some spice you've used once and then let expire.

    cast iron pan with the Thai Coconut Sauce cooking with chicken and bok choy
    Amazon

    I've tried nearly all of these sauces and can vouch they dress up all kinds of stuff. If you're craving some takeout food you're too lazy to replicate at home, some of these (esp the Thai Coconut Sauce that's shown here) will help you get some of that taste without buying a million ingredients. Psst, they're also Keto- and Paleo-friendly but IMO don't taste like it.

    Promising review: "These sauces are magic. A high end trick added to our meal prep. Really tasty options. We have been doing meal prep for quite a while and the salt and pepper meals where getting old. We tried to incorporate skillet sauces into our meals and tried all the brands out there. They were ok but not very healthy. When I saw these on Amazon I had to try them (Keto and Paleo Certified) and they taste amazing. Now we have a different flavor each and every day and we can still keep the diet." —Fernando Pimentel

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $15 (available in a variety of combos).

    4. Or The Omsom Bundle, which is really just fancy talk for flavorful Asian dish starters (aka, the sauces, aromatics, and seasonings) to keep stashed in your pantry for heavy lifting. Each comes with recipes you can easily follow along. Just add protein and veggies!

    Omsom

    Cofounders and sisters Vanessa and Kim Pham started Omsom after stints at startups and in consulting. As the kids of Vietnamese refugees, they were inspired by all the from-scratch Viet dinners they watched their mom cook growing up. With Omsom, they aim to bring lots of flavor to your pantry with their pantry starters that'll help you make some amaaaazing Asian dishes. Each starter serves 2–3 people. (Fantastic news for lazy people like me that buy a spice once, and then let it expire.)

    This bundle will give you some major kick for your buck. It includes the entire Omsom collection of 6 cuisines with 12 starters total, including: 1 Southeast Asian Omsom Sampler with Vietnamese, Thai, + Filipino starters and 1 East Asian Omsom Sampler with Japanese, Korean, + Chinese starters.

    Promising review: "Delicious and easy dinner. I love the flavors because they are nostalgic and delicious and make meal time a breeze with my kids." —Suzanne R.

    Get it from Omsom for $55.

    5. A variety pack of A Dozen Cousins ready-to-eat seasoned beans for an extremely tasty recipe of a dinner staple already zhuzhed up for you, unlike the bulk bag of dried black beans you bought at the grocery store but have actively avoided because of all the extra work.

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    The founder based his flavorful creations off his own Creole, Caribbean, and Latin kitchen. These are the ultimate in convenience. You only have to put the bag in the microwave for 60 seconds, which'll help you concentrate on the other parts of your meal. I love mixing the Trini Chickpea Curry with leftover rice for a super satisfying weekday lunch. The black beans are TO DIE FOR. These beans have become one of my pantry go-tos!

    Promising review: "Who writes a review about beans? Somebody who loves beans but had given up on them, until now. This is a great product. Canned beans from my local supermarket are always a disappointment so I stopped getting them. I don't have time to cook beans myself but A Dozen Cousins beans are fresh and taste terrific. I am trying to eat healthier and these are a great way to do that. I've been trying to avoid packaged, processed foods but the natural ingredients make these different. I can feel good about eating them. The beans are whole and not mashed up like in cans. All of the varieties are seasoned well and versatile. I've had them on their own, in salads and in wrap sandwiches. I'm really happy to have found these and hope they continue to add new flavors and products. Do yourself a favor and order some. You won't regret it." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $24.99.

    6. A rapid egg cooker that'll help you nail down a protein source in lots of different ways! Or just fix yourself a big batch of deviled eggs, which IMO could make for a great dinner.

    the egg cooker
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love hard-boiled eggs for protein especially when I’m on the go as a student/worker but it’s hard to wait for the water to boil then put In the eggs and get ready all at the same time. This cooker is amazing!! Saves me time, it’s quick and I don’t have to watch it while it cooks I can go get ready and then I hear a loud buzzer notifying me when the eggs are done! (The buzzer is really loud and sounds like a basketball game buzzer) I was surprised how fast the eggs cooked and was afraid they were still raw." —OnAJourney

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in six colors).

    7. Or a microwave egg cooker can whip up all sorts of stuff like breakfast sandwich-sized eggs for you with a smaller storage footprint.

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    This is top-rack dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "Got this to help with my keto diet since sometimes I'm lazy and don't want to cook. Convinced my husband to try it with me and it was a success! He even liked it! Woohoo for microwave egg burritos!!!" —Jason

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    8. A car vent dip clip so you're always prepared for a seriously saucey situation on the go.

    reviewer dipping fry into sauce that's placed in the dip clip and attached to car vent
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    Promising review: "Very useful! I love that the cup is removable so if you have one of those giant Chick-fil-A ketchup cups, it can sit within the holder without the added cup, but a smaller sauce like from Wendy’s can sit inside the additional cup so it won’t fall through." —catherine

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.49 (available in three colors).

    9. An Instant Pot – it can handle 9 (!!!!) kitchen tasks in one precious lil' appliance body so dinner's ready as soon as you walk in the door. Reviewers call it their "secret weapon," which I guess isn't so secret anymore... especially after I put it in every story about cooking. But it really is that good.

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    This baby serves as a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, sterilizer, and warmer. Pinterest has been all about the Instant Pot for a few years and you should really hop on this bandwagon. Just check out our full review of the Instant Pot and Instant Pot recipes that'll basically cook themselves. Still unconvinced? Look at all the yummy Amazon reviewer photos.

    Promising review: "There is not one bad thing I can say about the Instant Pot Duo Plus 8-quart 9-in-1. I've been using it since the day I got it. It makes dinner prep SO easy. I don't know how I did without the Instant Pot this long. It makes dinner fast as a working mother I put everything in set the timer to cook as I am leaving work and when I get home it's done and clean up is easy. I've made a roast in 35 minutes to enchiladas, pasta sauce, oh and the egg feature makes the best hard-boiled eggs I will never make them any other way, and peeling them is SO easy." —Teresa Gleason

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95+ (available in 6-, or 8-quart sizes).

    10. And some slow cooker liners to make cleanup a total cinch. I use these and they're THE BEST.

    slow cooker with two dips in it separated thanks to the plastic liners
    Amazon

    I always keep these in my kitchen cabinets on the same shelf as my ziplock bags because have you ever tried to clean out a slow cooker? Yeah? OK, you know what I'm talking about. It's super cumbersome! I used to *not* use my slow cooker because I dreaded the cleanup. These totally solve that! And no, your food won't taste or smell like plastic because of them. Granted, they're not the most sustainable solution but they're incredibly helpful.

    Get a box of six liners from Amazon for $2.98.

    11. An under-cabinet lid opener that'll help pop open that jar of pasta sauce in a jiffy. Everyone can use this, but reviewers with limited dexterity especially find it helpful!

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    Promising review: "I have tried a million different tools and gadgets for help in opening jars of all sizes, and each one had its own issues! Finally, someone has invented the perfect jar opener that is simple and requires no space in your kitchen drawers or counters. There was one person who suggested placing the opener with the sharp end of the 'V' closest to you and with it placed in the front, in the right corner under your cabinet. I followed those directions and it works perfectly and easily. I have already placed an order for another one for a gift or my sister." —moorecats

    Get it from Amazon for $14.75.

    12. And a microwave pasta cooker that'll help you achieve al dente noods ready to top off with some jarred sauce. Who wants to turn on the stove and wait for that salted water to boil if you don't have to?! Not me.

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    It yields up to four servings at a time, and is top-rack dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Works great for a lazy cook like myself who prefers to put in as little effort as possible. Easy to use, and doesn’t boil over and make a mess in the microwave. Have used it to make about four different types of pasta, and all have turned out great using the times given in the easy guide." —michael lemke

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    13. Safe grabs silicone mats from Shark Tank for putting a safe barrier between your hands and whatever currently hot thing you just heated up in the microwave. (Wait a few before you actually put that meal in your mouth, OK?!)

    person using the mats to get a hot bowl out of the microwave
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Okay, so I am a sucker for innovations that I see on Shark Tank so bought this without giving it much thought. When it arrived I thought I had probably made a mistake, but turns out I use them all the time. I keep one in the microwave, which makes clean-up easier but also allows me to use it as a potholder. I keep the other in a drawer and use it as a trivet to protect my counters and table. Stores easily, has lots of uses, cleans in a flash. Pretty cool." —Kathy, Avid Reader

    Get a pack of two Amazon for $27.95 (available in six colors).

    14. A Dash air fryer with a quick timer so you can dip your toes (er, fingers) into the perfectly fried food options with far less oil and fat than traditional methods. It might even be quicker than hopping in the car to go pick up your fave fast food!

    amazon.com, crispy chicken

    Promising review: "So far I am loving my Compact Dash Digital Air Fryer. I needed something lightweight that wouldn't take up a lot of room, and this product met both requirements. It looks attractive on the counter, it's easy to use, and easy to clean. I have cooked frozen french fries, frozen beer-battered cod, and fresh pork chops. So far everything has turned out excellent and crispy but not dried out. I am eager to try chicken and a few other foods soon. I am single so this is the perfect size for me." —Mary Merry

    Get it from Amazon for $69.66+ (available in four colors).

    15. Freshly pre-cooked meals that'll help sub in for other grab 'n' go lunches you can shove in the microwave for something that doesn't *taste* like a microwave meal.

    plate of Truffled Mushroom Steak with Spinach & Wild Grain Sauté
    @getfreshly / Via instagram.com

    I've tried these myself (they really don't taste like microwave meals!) and my coworker Mallory Mower SWEARS by them. Plus I'm sure one of my neighbors lives off of them judging by the weekly box sitting in our apartment building lobby. Plus they even come in a microwave-ready tray because sometimes you cannot be bothered to get out a real plate.

    Get them from Freshly for $11.49/meal for four meals a week, $9.49/meal for six meals a week, $8.99/meal for nine meals a week, or $8.49/meal for twelve meals a week

    Check out similar recipes to the Truffled Mushroom Steak with Spinach & Wild Grain Sauté featured above and current menu selections here.

    16. A rotating countertop oven for ~evenly~ cooking all sorts of frozen goodies. Will that frozen pizza ever taste homemade? Unlikely. But it sure can taste delicious thanks to this gadget that'll evenly cook it. Also we're just trying to get some food in you so you don't go all Godzilla on us.

    circular shaped rotating oven
    Amazon

    Like I needed another reason to ingest more Digiorno's. Don't @ me. It's good.

    Promising review: "When I saw the first Pizzazz come out on the market my first reaction was 'Great! Another novelty kitchen gadget. Yeah, I will pass on that one.' Years later, my faithful counter toaster oven dies. Too weak for toasts, I did cook lots of meals for one or two in there without warming up the house, which is desirable during the Arizona summer. As I was researching some models with the desired features, the great reviews on this came up, and I was wondering why so many seemed to love it. We rarely eat pizza or anything fried for that matter. I use my oven to bake and broil lean proteins and vegetables. It turns out, it does that just fine! So far I have cooked chicken and fish filets, stuffed salmon, stuffed mushrooms, refrigerated cinnamon rolls, pizza, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, melted cheese on top of broccoli and cauliflower, and of course, I make great sandwich melts from time to time. It works wonders for warming up buns for burgers or pulled pork sandwiches. I love that you can add the ingredients as food cooks and you can monitor progress easily. The disc is easy to clean but I often use parchment paper for speedy cleaning." —Anania

    Get it from Amazon for $54.

    17. *Reusable* toaster bags to help you achieve peak sandwich at home without firing up the stovetop *or* catching your toaster on fire! Gotta love a hot sandwich for dinner!

    toaster with a sandwich in the bag sticking out of it
    Amazon

    These are also a fan favorite for families with members who have Celiac disease or other food sensitivities.

    Promising review: "Unless you are a 'foodie' and need to grill your sandwiches, this bag is a great way to get a warm sandwich — and if you have cheese on it, the cheese will melt. Just make your sandwich and put it in the bag. Put the bag in your toaster and you have a great sandwich! Its so easy, and when I am done, I just rinse the bag under the faucet. Great for kids who love grilled cheese without the fuss of 'grilling'!" —joycetv

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $7.99.

    18. A snap-on silicone strainer for straining all sorts of stuff like pasta, veggies, and more in a snap so you can get to actually eating that stuff. Plus it shapes to your container with the goods in it, so you don't have to mourn any lost noods.

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    Promising review: "I live alone in a small apartment with a small kitchen that has very little storage space, and I often eat pasta. Using a colander means one more thing I have to wash (and store...and put away). I have a couple of hand strainers, but that makes things awkward, especially since I have a condition that makes it even more so. This little guy has made things so much easier! Its small size makes it easy to wash (by hand, for me) and then just toss in a drawer. It's sturdy, even the clips, so I don't feel I have to be gentle with it." —Jonathan Dowell

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four colors).

    19. An automatic pan stirrer with a built-in timer to do, well, the stirring for you! Besides, you've got some important catching up to do on Instagram.

    a tube-like gadget with three prongs at the bottom that sit inside a pan and stir for you
    UncommonGoods

    Promising review: "My husband loves to cook. We have two very small children, so while his meals are mostly yummy, they are also sometimes burnt. :) This was perfect for him. He's able to turn it on, run into the next room to save the day with a plastic bag and a washcloth for whatever blowout-esque mess I'm dealing with, forget he's cooking, run back into the kitchen frantically when he remembers, and arrive only to find the meal practically cooking itself. Best. Gift. Ever." —Jake the ChefturnedDaddy

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $25.

    20. A microwave rice cooker because, um, that thing sitting in your kitchen can REALLY bring about some quick results. It'll steam rice, polenta, and couscous with ease in a mere 15 minutes.

    two bowls with a spoon and lids, one with rice and another with vegetables
    Amazon

    It's top-rack dishwasher safe and also safe for the fridge and freezer. Just make sure you don't use butter or oil before microwaving because reviewers found that led to burning the rice cooker. Eep!

    Promising review: "I've had this for seven months now, and I think it's still my favorite tool in my entire kitchen. I eat a ton of rice, and I love how easy this is to use and how easy it is to clean. I put in one cup of white rice and two cups of water, and microwave it for 15 minutes. It comes out consistent every time. In the past, I've cooked rice on the stove and used an electronic rice cooker, and I prefer this microwave one to both. I hated how messy cooking on the stove is, and my electric cooker got mold down inside the part that you can't wash. With this, there's no mess, and there's nowhere you can't clean or that can trap mold or bacteria. I can throw every part of it into the dishwasher after I'm done with it." —C. Stone

    Get it from Amazon for $15.19.

    21. SoCu Kitchen pancake and waffle mix — this one is lemon and blueberry! — for when that breakfast for dinner craving hits and assembling pancake mix from your pantry goods is too much effort. (Also, this'll taste drastically better.)

    stack of pancakes with lemon peels and blueberries
    @southernculturefoods / Via instagram.com

    SoCu Kitchen is a Black-owned biz. Founder Erica got to work on her delicious creations after a trip to the grocery store in pursuit of pancake ingredients turned into a $30 bill. She appeared on CNBC's the Profit and has since paired up with Marcus Lemonis to license her goods. Her fried chicken mix is currently sold out, but keep on the lookout for it.

    Get the Meyer Lemon Blueberry Pancake and Waffle Mix from SoCu Kitchen for $7.99 (Shop Pay, Google Pay, PayPal available).

    22. A griddler that'll help you make all sorts of scrumptious stuff with meat and veggies. Um, did someone say panini?

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    This handy gadget works as a contact grill, panini press, full grill, full griddle, and half grill/half griddle! It comes with removable and reversible nonstick cooking plates that are dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I used it for the first time today to make a grilled cheese sandwich. Yes, I'm so lazy I didn't want to make it on the stove and have to flip the sandwich over. It was outstanding — pepper jack cheese, bacon, and jalapeño slices — and the clean-up was simple. The cheese had bubbled out of the sandwich onto the plates and it wiped up easily. I probably won't put the plates in the dishwasher, but the fact that they're removable will make them easier to clean than my Foreman grill. I can wash them in the sink and they dry quickly and easily." —Gin Snob

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95.

    23. A colander spoon to let you scoop food straight out of the pot for a speed trip to Flavortown. Plus it'll be much easier to hand wash than a regular old colander.

    pot of boiling oil with the colander-like spoon scooping out wontons
    Amazon

    It's made from toughened nylon and is suitable for use on non-stick cookware. It's resistant to temps of up to 392 degrees Fahrenheit, and it's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I've owned this for just over a month and I don't know how I lived without it! From spooning potatoes into boiling water without a mess to draining a full can of beans and far, far beyond, this scoop is a must-have in the kitchen. I find myself reaching for it every day. It has easily replaced the other spoons/scoops that I would usually use. You cannot go wrong with this purchase!" —Jill Clement

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

    24. A microwave veggie steamer so you won't have to boil water to get in your requisite veggies.

    The steamer
    Amazon

    It has a 2-cup capacity so it's great for dinner for one, or a side for a larger family meal!

    Promising review: "I bought this as a quick way to make veggies after getting home from school. Just pop it in the microwave for two minutes and it’s done! An instant healthy side." —Savannah Geiger

    Get it from Amazon for $6.76.

    25. A NatureBox Everyone's Favorite box that'll help you replenish some pantry snacks that aren't just potato chips. Plus this company has TONS of options for folks with food allergies or different dietary needs. Snacks, anyone? Sometimes you've gotta get a snack in before the meal's ready.

    box full of packaged Naturebox snacks
    Naturebox

    This box includes Blueberry, Apple & Sunflower Seed Oatmeal, Apple & Cinnamon Oatmeal, Roasted Salted Almonds, Roasted Salted Cashews, Teriyaki Beef Jerky, Hickory Smoked Turkey Jerky, and Equal Exchange Organic Breakfast Blend Ground Coffee.

    I've tried LOTS of their snacks, including the oatmeal (that's in this box!) I simply fill with hot water when I'm filling up my French press full of coffee in the morn...then they're good to go at the same time! Their chocolate chip cookies (made with oats) are so tasty. And, full disclosure: I'm a bit obsessed with their lemon turmeric cookies.

    Get the box from Naturebox for $49.99 ($39.99 for members).

    26. A personal blender to make whipping up a drinkable lunch that much easier. No more losing tasty gloops of smoothie when you transfer from your regular-sized blender to a drinking vessel.

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    Promising review: "Surprisingly easy to use! The most convenient juicing appliance I have ever had. Now when I'm lazy in the morning and don't wanna wash the juicer, I just blend some veggies and fruit in the cup and take it to work." —Jessie Cui

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in five colors).

    27. A bamboo cutting board with color-coded mats so you don't have to keep washing the same cutting board over and over again while you're just cooking one dang meal. Oh and the mats? They're dishwasher-safe.

    The cutting board with seven interchangeable colored mats
    Amazon

    Promising review: "It helps me keep my kitchen mess-free and saves me from unnecessary washing up of the board all the time during cooking. I don't have to maintain different cutting boards for different food items too." —A2Z

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    28. Lillie's of Charleston "Hab Mussy" Hot Mustard BBQ Sauce is already award-winning but you'll likely make up some awards of your own for it once you've used it as a marinade. More or less, it'll make most anything so much more delicious very, very quickly.

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    Lillie's of Charleston is a Black-owned, South Carolina-based biz. This sauce was first introduced by the owner's dad in 1985 at his restaurant, The Rib Shack. But you don't have to travel to the *excellent* food city to enjoy it! (Seriously, go to Charleston and eat a lot of food.) It was awarded two prestigious Scovies in 2010 and 2021 for balanced heat and flavor profiles. You can use it on ribs, burgers, chicken, tofu, veggies, and even salad. It's natural, vegan, and made with no high-fructose corn syrup.

    Promising review: "This is THE BEST BBQ sauce I've ever tasted. Warning: If you don't like spicy, you won't like this! But I LOVE THIS 🤩 100000/10 stars! It's smokey, it's spicy, it's sweet. I add this stuff to literally everything. Sandwiches, Persian food, pizza, pasta, you name it, it's good!" —T.Krug

    Get it from Lillie's of Charleston on Amazon for $10.98 (available in mild or hot).

    29. An Amazon Fresh membership can help keep you stocked up with eats without having to run out for them yourself because, shockingly, it's way easier to eat faster when you have food in the house! Also it is dangerous going into a grocery store when you're hungry.

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    Amazon Fresh has most EVERYTHING you'd want to pick up at a grocery store. In case you're wondering if you read the above wrong, yes, you can add your SNAP EBT card, shop eligible groceries and deals, and then pay with your EBT pin. And my colleague Marquaysa Battle has come to swear by it in 2020! Check out her full Amazon Fresh review.

    Sign up for Amazon Fresh here.

    30. Or a Hungryroot grocery delivery with 10-minute recipes tailored to your dietary needs/wants because you've been meaning to do so more research into buys that don't have artificial sweeteners, colors, or preservatives. But that sounds like a whole lotta work and your belly is eating your backbone.

    kitchen with Hungryroot items in it
    Hungryroot

    Lots of people use this service to do ALL of their groceries, while others use it to take care of a lot of their weekly grocery haul. Food options vary week by week but you can expect the likes of Banza pasta, a rainbow veggie mix, an ancient grain pancake mix, cauliflower linguine, The Beyond Burger, spinach feta turkey patties, a lemon artichoke quinoa cup, and more. I've tried out a shipment of it and really dug the almond chickpea cookie dough, spicy refried red beans, hot smoked roasted salmon, and superfood salad.

    Check out pricing and take a quiz for a delivery suggestion at Hungryroot here.

    31. And a magnetic microwave cover for keeping a microwave mess from lengthening the time between heating and eating.

    clear dome over a plate in front of a microwave
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have been trying to find a larger cover that would be the least difficult to store when not in use. I wasn't sure if this would fit in the recessed ceiling of our 20-year-old microwave, but the measurements said it would. But, magnets in the microwave?! I read the reviews and decided to go for it. It arrived quickly from the seller. It fits just fine, with room to spare. The magnets are strong enough to hold it in, and don't interfere with heating when in use. I never cook food longer than a few minutes, and if I did I would pull it off for a while. We have used it daily for a few months now and it hasn't warped, stained or retained smells. It covers food high enough that it doesn't need as much washing as the others I've had (I am a bit obsessive with cleaning). The sides go far enough down to the turntable that side-splatters don't get past, and the arches between the 'legs' are low while still giving air flow. I can also pick it up using the arched sides instead of the molded handle on top when I'm being lazy. This is an excellent cover!" —Emntnmama

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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