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Designed to make life easier and save time, the microwave oven is ideal for those who are pressed for time. Contrary to popular belief, microwaves are not only for warming food, they are also great for preparing nourishing home cooked meals.
Health has become less of a priority now because many people do not have enough time to prepare real food. With all the rigors of busy schedules, diet is something that usually suffers. The level of obesity is growing, along with diseases related to poor nutrition.
Easy to prepare, healthy recipes are paramount when cooking nutritious meals quickly. An essential kitchen appliance such as a microwave can be a very useful tool in getting tasty meals on the table that kids will love, with a minimum of fuss. Find inspiration for easy-to-prepare meals that taste great, and look like you spent all day creating them! Here are a few microwavable recipes you are sure to enjoy.
Microwave Breakfast Oatmeal Recipe
Microwave Oatmeal Ingredients
43g quick-cook oats
32g raisins or other dried fruit (optional)
2 teaspoons sugar (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
Microwave Oatmeal Directions:
Combine the oats, milk and dried fruit in a microwave safe bowl.
Set the microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir, then continue to microwave until the mixture boils.
Stir the oatmeal after removing from the microwave. Cover and let sit for 2 minutes, then stir in sugar.
Serve hot, and add more milk if required.
Microwave Mashed Potatoes With Bacon and Cheddar
Loaded Microwave Mashed Potatoes Ingredients
4 baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
120 ml cup sour cream
120 ml cup milk
30g grated cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons chopped chives
2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
Loaded Microwave Mashed Potatoes Directions
Put the pieces of potato into a microwave-safe bowl.
Cover bowl with cling film. Make a small hole in the center of the film.
Microwave on high for ten minutes, then let stand for three minutes.
Add all the remaining ingredients.
Mash the potato mixture to the desired consistency. Serve hot, and enjoy.
I hope you enjoyed these microwavable recipes and that they help you get a nutritious meal when you are pinched for time.
Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families says
These look yummy, thank you for sharing.
MryJhnsn (@mryjhnsn) says
These are great! Love the loaded mashers!