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10 Fantastic and Healthy Meals that can be Prepared in a Microwave Thumbnail
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If you’re wanting to make the most out of your very important time, or if you’re simply a student hoping to get by on your very limited appliances and probably, let’s be honest here, budgets, then an absolute must-have is a microwave. Microwaves have the unbelievably handy ability to make any meal quick and easy and can help you stay on budget as you’re able to cook healthier portions. The wonderful thing about it too is that there are so many things you may not realize can be cooked in the microwave.

 

These meals are all delicious but to get the best results, you need to make sure your microwave is of a good enough quality, if you aren’t sure, why not check out https://mikrowellen-tester.de/beste-mikrowelle-test to see how your microwave pairs up and if not, find a decent replacement. So, if you’re wanting to save yourself some time and also learn how to make some meals that are actually quite good for you, here’s a great list for you.

Omelet

The first, and arguably the easiest meal to make in the microwave is an omelet. All you need is a mug, some eggs, and whatever your preferred filling may be. A quick stir and a few minutes in the microwave and you’ve got a delicious, quick, and (depending on your chosen filling) nutritious meal.

Mac & Cheese

The next dish it may be worth trying out in the microwave is some good old-fashioned mac and cheese. All you need is some elbow pasta, a bit of water, and a few minutes to cook the pasta initially, before adding a splash of milk and your chosen selection of cheeses for a tasty, quick, and cheesy dish.

Quesadilla

The next item may be something you may not have realized could be done in the microwave, but an absolute must-try is a microwave quesadilla. The only real thing you need to switch is you need to use already cooked chicken to make the quesadillas. Combine the ingredients in a bowl with some taco/fajita seasoning, heat up your tortillas, and get your cheese and it’s muy bien.

Nachos

Hear me out, nachos may not sound like the healthiest dish but everyone deserves a treat now and then. If you’re wanting to make them a little healthier then you can switch to some lower fat cheese or maybe add some jalapenos. Also, why not try using some carne asada instead of salsa. Just experiment and you might just find your new favorite quick and easy cheat dish.

Salmon

This dish is an absolute health staple. Fish is a great thing to add to your diet in order to contribute to healthier brain functionality. Not only that, but salmon is also chock-full of lots of healthy fats, amino acids, and a bunch of other benefits to keep you in tip-top shape. Pair it with your favorite vegetables and you’ll be feeling your best in no time.

Fried Rice

Next on the list is a personal favorite of mine and it’s surprisingly easy to make. When you see some delicious-looking photos of fried rice, it may seem like an impossible task to make it yourself, especially in a microwave. But that isn’t the case at all, all you really need is some microwave rice, some vegetables, soy sauce, egg, and your choice of protein. Toss them in the mic, give them a quick stir and you’ve got yourself a delicious and hearty meal you can make in under 10 minutes.

Spaghetti & Meatballs

An unknown time-saving tip, you can actually make spaghetti and meatballs in half the time by just preparing the ingredients in the microwave. All you need to do is add the spaghetti and some water into a bowl, cook it for about five minutes or until soft, and then drain it. Heat up your meatballs and sauce in the microwave, combine and add any garnishes you may be thinking of and there you go.

Pita Pizza

Perhaps another unexpected contender, it is actually possible to make yourself a quick pizza in the microwave. All you need to do is add some marinara (or whatever else you fancy) onto the pita and add your It may not be the most structurally sound pizza, it may land a little on the floppy side, but that won’t make it any less delicious.

Loaded Potato

If you’re looking for something heartier during the cold winter months, it’s impossible to go wrong with a loaded potato. The possibilities are endless and you can be as healthy or as unhealthy as you so desire. Whether you go for the classic beans and cheese or if you’re wanting to try your hand at something more out there, there is something that is sure to tickle your fancy. Why not mix and match proteins with different cheeses. I’m sure there’s a way to tackle a good few of the main food groups in one super healthy dish.

Green Bean Casserole

Last, but certainly not least. I’ll bet you never thought you could make a casserole in the microwave, but well, you learn something new every day. Maybe more unconventional, but certainly, as has been the trend for the rest of the meals, still delicious and much, much quicker. So forget everything you heard from your mama, all you need are some green beans, fried onion, and some cream of mushroom soup and you’ve got yourself a tasty and hearty dish suitable for any family dinner.

How to Make Delicious Snacks for Your Garden Party Thumbnail
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Summer is right around the corner. And with it comes the return of the garden party. Nothing better than a few friends and their families all enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. But catering the affair can be tricky. So below are a few delicious snacks you can make. So clear out your garden with one of these backpack leaf blowers over at verellenhc. Slap-up the bunting. And prepare for an unforgettable party!

Jelly

Quick, simple and easy to make. Jelly is a fantastic snack that anyone can enjoy. With vegetarian alternatives available as well, no one has to be left out. Simple invest in some gelatin sheets, boil them down in whatever flavor juice you want and then pour them into the container. The only thing to note is this snack requires quite some time to set so it is best to prepare it the night before.

Variety Skewers

Skewers are easy to eat and even easier to make. Firstly decide what you want on them. Are they going to be savory or sweet? For savory considering grilling up some meat chunks or roasted veg. Mixed that with some cheese cubes and some marinade, and you have something solid. Or get a mixture of mini puddings, pastries or chocolate and skewer them through to create a lovely dessert option.

Ice Lollies

A perfect way to beat the heat and super easy to make. First thing you need is lollipop sticks and a mold. Once you have that it’s a simple as pouring in your selected flavor juice into the mold and letting it freeze overnight. For some added fun try throwing in different chunks of fruit to bring out the flavor and refresh everyone at the party.

Which Diet is Best for Serious Yoga Enthusiasts Thumbnail
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Yoga is a fantastic activity that doubles as great exercise for the body and brilliant exercise for the mind. It is a brilliant way to increase flexibility while also destressing and calming you down. Finding its origins in very spiritual places, Yoga is loved the world over. But for those looking to take yoga a step further, diet is a key part of the lifestyle. If you want to take your yoga to the next level and increase your energy and flexibility, then you need to examine your diet and find what works best for you. Remember, always seek multiple sources of information when it comes to yoga and especially diet. Whether it’s from sites like yogajournal, or just seeking diet advice from a doctor, be safe.

Vegan

The vegan diet has become increasingly popular over the past few years. More and more people are realizing the effect it has on their health and the health of the planet. While it isn’t perfect, it is definitely a step in the right direction. And when it comes to yoga, the vegan diet is extremely popular. Many yoga specialists partake in the vegan diet to make sure they are putting only natural and healthy things into their body. And it goes a step further as many yoga specialists are very spiritual and partake in the animal and environmental conservation aspects of the vegan diet as well.

Pescatarian

Cutting out meat from a diet is very good for you, but it can also be difficult to do outright. But keeping fish in your diet is both an excellent compromise and a huge benefit to your health. Fish are rich in Omega oils that are fantastic for your brain and body. Balancing the fish with other healthy food groups and creative ways of cooking is fantastic for your body and joints, which is important when it comes to keeping the flexibility required for yoga.

Vegetarian

Going veggie is becoming easier every year. More companies and restaurants are improving their veggie options. Being vegetarian is fantastic for yoga as your body will be getting all the nutrients and vitamins needed to improve internal bodily function and maintain healthy joints. On top of that, it greatly improves your mood and state of mind which will majorly boost your yoga experience as you completely clear your mind.

A Healthy Meal Plan for Moms to Get Fit for Summer Thumbnail
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Healthy eating Is a mantra that so many of us wish to adhere to in order to lead a healthy lifestyle however, it can be difficult to find a meal plan that is easy to stick to and really works. When I was a gymnast I had to train hard and eat well, so I learned a lot about healthy eating. Gymnastics by the way is a really great sport for getting fit and I recommend it for everyone. It’s so easy to get started these days since you can get everything you need at Fit2BMom and other great sites like it.. Anyway, back to the healthy meal plan.

 

  • BREAKFAST! It is one of the most important meals of the day which sets you up with plenty of energy to last until lunch. Breakfast is essential to coping with the stressful routine that you mums all experience.
  • Lunch – a great lunch option would be things like omelettes which are high in protein and really do set you up for the rest of the day. Choose your fillings and add some cheese to make for a really tasty meal. Serve with salad for extra nutritional value and voila!
  • Dinner – when it comes to your final meal of the day it can be easy to opt for some hearty comfort food but this can often be full of calories. I would recommend that you make a compromise and make something like a delicious chicken and vegetable pasta. Simply cook off some chicken, add your favourite seasoning, combine with a mixture of vegetables such as onion, tomatoes, peppers and mushrooms which are all very high in nutritional value and mix in with a carton of passata or chopped tomatoes to create a delicious topping for the pasta of your choice.

 

A healthy meal plan doesn’t have to be difficult to stick to and there’s really no reason why your taste buds should suffer at the expense of healthy eating.