The Useful Food Mod consists of various new foods and recipes to Minecraft, with nothing which is either extremely complex or super powerful. This mod allows player not to eat spider eyes to fill up their hunger meter while afraid of being poisoned by them and brought down to half a heart of health to kill you. Or Rotten flesh is similar, apart from it will actually make you hungry rather than feed you almost over the time.
With more than 50 different food items to choose from, the Useful Food mod gives players literally dozens of new ways to fill their hunger bars and restore health over time. The mod is simple but also highly useful, because many of those dozens of food items don’t just feed the player. They also add some special effects, like temporary speed, health regeneration or damage boosts. You can even make new recipes with foods which already existed in the game, like combining raw fish and potatoes to make fish and chips, which is a new food.
Some of the new food items, like calamari, come from new drops found off of old mobs, squids in this case. Because none of the food items are overpowered though, it doesn’t really matter which foods you make and use to stay alive. They will all fill your hunger meter but like vanilla food, different items in the Useful Food mod will give you different levels of saturation, which is in essence the rate at which your food bar will diminish. Higher saturation keeps you fuller for longer. Whatever food you end up relying on, do make sure it will last a long time.
Useful Food Mod Showcase:
Note: List of recipes can be found here.
for Minecraft 1.8
for Minecraft 1.7.10
Credit: Silentspy – Original Thread on Minecraft Forum