Fast food may be notorious for being highly processed and carrying copious amounts of unhealthy fats and sugar. But it’s also one of the quickest, most convenient ways to satiate your hunger in a fast-paced life.
When you go to a McDonald’s drive-through, you’re not always looking for something tremendously super-sized. Sometimes, you’re just looking for a tasty quick-fix that hits the spot without setting you back for hours.
It’s called “fast” food for a reason, after all. And if you’re a busy bee (or a lazy lounger) who doesn’t have the time (or inclination) to get crazy in the kitchen, you’re definitely not alone.
Luckily, there are HUNDREDS of delicious (and healthy) treats that you can easily make at home without standing before a stove. All thanks to a magical device that you probably already own, and sometimes maybe take for granted!
Making Magic in the Microwave
Most of us seem to have the misconception that microwaves are designed to simply warm up leftovers. Not so, according to these stellar recipes that are bound to make breakfast, lunch and dinner a time-chaser’s dream!
Don’t believe us? Try it out for yourself!
∞ Strawberry Breakfast Bowl
For those of you who believe that microwavable meals aren’t the healthiest, prepare to be blown away by this super nutritious bowl of healthy goodness!
With ingredients like oat bran, oat wheat, buckwheat groats, flaxseed, applesauce, almond milk and fresh juicy strawberries, what you get with this microwavable breakfast bowl is a true breakfast for champions—made within 2 minutes!
Add a dash of vanilla, baking powder and cinnamon and pop in the microwave for 1.5 minutes. Enjoy warm with a cup of strong coffee and greet the world with a beaming smile!
∞ Chicken Fajita and Steamed Veggies
No more stopping by at Chili’s after you try this finger-lickin’ chicken fajita dish, made in a total of 15 minutes!
What exactly do you need for this one?
Some green and red peppers, onions, fajita wraps, your favorite seasoning, cheese of choice and a microwave-safe dish with a cover—and voila!
Add a healthy dose of steamed veggies for a complete meal, be it broccoli, carrots, asparagus or peas. Let your microwave do the work and rest assured, knowing your veggies won’t lose their nutrients.
∞ Mini Cheesecake
You can have your cake and eat it too with this scrumptious one-minute single-serve cheesecake that only has 2.5 net carbs, and somehow still manages to taste absolutely delightful!
Chill in the fridge for an hour after tossing in the ingredients and nuking for a minute. The result will leave you aching for more mug cakes!
But that’s not all, folks!
With microwave-friendly recipes dominating the Internet, you’ve also got some great recipes for I-can’t-believe-it meat loaf, mushroom risotto, burrito bowls, soups and potato chips (YES, POTATO CHIPS) that you can make in a jiffy without coming close to the stove!
These meals are best enjoyed fresh out of the microwave, so remember to serve safely with our selection of cooling ceramics and Cool Touch mugs and bowls.