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Healthy Recipes For Your Microwave

Are you looking for a way to make a healthy meal without spending hours in the kitchen? Well, look no further than your microwave! This blog post will provide you with some delicious and healthy recipes that you can make in minutes. These recipes are perfect for those who are short on time but still want to eat well. So, what’s the holdup? Start cooking!

Chicken Fajitas

Is it too hot to use your skillet? Instead of cooking it on the stove, try it in the microwave. Season chicken tenders with chili powder, oregano, salt, and pepper. If you own Magic Chef’s Microwaveable Cookware with Steam Basket, all you have to do is fill the bottom of the dish with water, put your chicken and veggies in the basket, cover, and cook for 6 minutes or until the juices are clear. Is there no steam basket? Cover and microwave with chicken only, without water, for 10 minutes. Serve on corn tortillas with a spoonful of guacamole!

Mac And Cheese

Why settle for powdered mac & cheese when you can make it at home in the same amount of time with less hassle? It’s simple! Combine half a cup of pasta, 1/4 cup water, and salt in a mixing dish. Stir in all dry ingredients, then add in another 1/4 cup of water after the first 2 minutes in the microwave. Add enough milk to cover the pasta, then add a handful of cheese. Once it’s done cooking, add a small scoop of flour to help thicken the mix. Stir for another 30 seconds before serving. This quick supper will please even the pickiest eaters!

Spinach Omelet

If you’re searching for nutritious breakfast ideas, this spinach omelet is the place to go. Prepare it in the microwave instead. Here is what you’ll need: two eggs, two tablespoons of milk, salt, and pepper. In a tiny dish, lightly whisk two eggs and two teaspoons of milk; add a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour the mixture into an omelet pan with high edges or an equivalent plate in which you should equally distribute it between two sides. Don’t want to dirty a skillet? Microwave for 2 minutes, remove from oven, top with spinach and cook for another minute until the eggs are firm. Fold the omelet in half and serve.

Black Bean Quesadilla

Upgrade your regular Tex-Mex dinner with our delicious secret ingredient: black beans! Drain the can of beans and rinse it under cold water. In a large mixing bowl, combine the spices and lime juice, then add the beans, cilantro, and salt to taste. To make a paste, smush the back of a fork over all ingredients. On one corn tortilla, spread bean paste, followed by corn, diced onion, and a handful of cheese.

Place the tortillas on a microwave-safe plate. By omitting the butter you would traditionally use to cook the quesadilla in a skillet, this microwave method will also help you save calories! Microwave for 1 minute or until cheese melts, then garnish with salsa.

Breakfast Quinoa

If you’re a vegetarian, quinoa is an excellent grain. Why? Because it’s a complete protein, it includes all nine essential, muscle-building amino acids that are unusual among plant-based proteins. Rinse quinoa in cold water to make this leisurely breakfast. (Sprouted quinoa is our preference since it cooks faster and offers more nutrients!) Then, add a cup of water and cinnamon to a bowl with a cup of quinoa.

Fluff with a fork and add milk, mashed bananas for sweetness rather than syrups or raw sugar, and raspberries and pomegranate seeds for some color and antioxidants! Microwave on high for 4 minutes, then stir and finish with another 3. Cover with a lid or foil after removing from microwave to allow it to sit and steam for two more minutes.

Steamed Asian Chicken

Who needs delivery when you have a dish like this? Combine the liquid ingredients and chicken in a mixing dish and poke it with a fork. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the chicken for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, soak your vermicelli rice noodles in water for 20 minutes. Lay the chicken in a microwave-safe dish or a steam basket-like Magic Chef’s Microwave Cookware so they don’t overlap. Cover with a microwave-safe lid, vent, and 2 minutes in the microwave.

Add chopped red pepper and snap peas to the chicken, then cook for another 3 minutes. Toss with spaghetti, garnish with sesame seeds—a single serving has almost two days’ worth of copper, which aids in inflammation reduction and antioxidant function in the body—and serve! 

Microwave Shakshuka

Turn to this microwave dish if you need a little hangover cure. This well-balanced dinner is jam-packed with nutritious ingredients, including cooked tomatoes, eggs, and prebiotic onions to help your body get some much-needed nutrition. Combine the onions, garlic, salt, and pepper in a microwavable bowl. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the pancetta and cook for another 2 minutes uncovered. Add the can of crushed tomatoes and some crushed red pepper and press four depressions into them using a spoon. Crack the eggs into their separate wells, gently pierce each yolk with a knife, and then cook in the microwave for 3-4 minutes or until the egg is cooked. Garnish with fresh basil and serve.

Enchiladas

Have you ever desired an enchilada but didn’t want to spend the time preparing it or the money? Here’s your answer: a microwave dish that takes 10 minutes to prepare! Shred some rotisserie chicken, season with a Mexican spice blend, and then stir in black beans. Pour the sauce into a small baking dish (that will fit in the microwave!) and then submerge a tortilla, spooning out the chicken and beans.

Continue until the chicken and bean mixture is gone, or there are no more enchiladas. Top with cheese, any remaining enchilada sauce, and nuke for 7 minutes. 

Conclusion

Overall, the microwave is an outstanding appliance to use when you’re in a rush and don’t have time to cook a meal from scratch. It’s also perfect for those who want to eat healthily but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen cooking. By using the microwave, you can make quick and easy meals that are nutritious and taste great! Try out these recipes the next time you’re in a pinch and see how delicious and healthy microwaved meals can be!