#KeepitDangerous! Marathon: 10 Healthy Foods You Can Cook In The Microwave


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The microwave:  many see it as a quick, efficient way of cooking something after a long day in work. The usual offerings generally consist of highly salted, fatty ready meals, frozen portions of last night’s dinner, or a simple beans on toast – none of which are particularly good for your health. Here are ten healthy microwaveable food ideas that you’ve probably never thought about – an alternative to those unappetising, unhealthy meals.

1.       Oatmeal

How better to start the day off than with a tantalizing combination of warm oats, scrumptious chopped fruit draped in low fat milk, all warmed up to give you a splendid start to the hectic morning. Perfection!

2.       Eggs

It doesn’t matter whether you like them scrambled or poached –  by blitzing them in the microwave you can have a quick, healthy snack, and certainly a much better alternative to fried eggs. Just add a little pepper and salt to your eggs for a delicious snack or lunch.

3.       Fish

When you get that craving for fish, don’t go running down to your local chip shop, splashing out a fortune on deep fried fish, when you can simply pop it in the microwave at home, saving yourself a few quid and presenting yourself a delicious, healthy alternative!

4.       Whole Wheat Couscous

Such an easy snack, and very healthy. Add 1 ¼ cups of water to a cup of couscous, cook and let it sit for 5 minutes, before fluffing with a fork and enjoying a quick, nutritious and gorgeous snack.

5.       Fruit Cobbler

If a lovely warm, fruity dessert is your kind of thing, look no further than a microwave nuked fruit cobbler. Throw in a load of small fruit chunks, like strawberries and blueberries and microwave until warm, before adding a cheeky bit of fat free whipped cream. You’ll be pushing the chocolate cake right away.

6.       Spinach

Normally seen as that boring little bit of veg that gets left on a Sunday dinner’s plate, by adding a little bit of flavour, you can create a healthy, quick little snack. A dash of balsamic or any other vinaigrette and you’ve got yourself a tasty little bit of greenery.

7.       Corn On The Cob

Already a tasty prospect, why drown it in butter when enjoying it from a KFC or from a BBQ? Just replace that unnecessary bit of fat and squeeze a bit of limy goodness, and you can enjoy a healthy, zesty snack.

8.       Green Beans

Again not one of the Sunday roast favourites, but popped in the microwave for just over a minute, and they go down a hit as a small little snack!

9.       Popcorn

That’s right – you can relax with your feet up, watching a film in the warmth whilst eating popcorn, and still be healthy. Just look for a popcorn brand that is microwaveable and is low in fat and sodium, and you can enjoy a healthy, lazy night in. Who knew?

Jack McCourt is a passionate blogger who keeps his hunger at bay with plenty of quick, easy and healthy microwave meals.  He recommends Ransom Spares.

10.   Soybeans

Again normally a side show on a Sunday plate, by popping them in the microwave with a pinch of salt and water, you can enjoy a warm, juicy and light snack.

It just goes to show that no matter what time of the day it is you can prepare yourself a tasty, low fat snack within minutes using your trusty microwave.

You certainly don’t need to be slaving away over a hot stove cooking meals to eat healthily, as well as there being hale and hearty alternatives to the high fat usual microwaveable meals.

Can you think of any other quick and easy healthy foods you can whip up in the microwave? Share in the comments.


Jack McCourt is a passionate blogger who keeps his hunger at bay with plenty of quick, easy and healthy microwave meals.

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