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7 Easy & Healthy Microwave Recipes

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When all you have is a microwave, it can be a little daunting to think about being able to cook your own meals. While it’s not ideal, the microwave can crank out some pretty awesome (and calorie-conscious) meals!

Here is a follow-up article on the 4 Dorm Room Recipe video from 2 years ago!

The first microwave recipe is microwave-baked berry oatmeal. It’s as easy as tasty to make. You’ll just need to mix oats with flaxseed, one egg, almond milk, raw honey and cinnamon in a mug. Toss with frozen blueberries and gently mash together. Microwave for only three minutes and enjoy your meal.

Microwave stuffed bell peppers are the second recipe. Place bell pepper halves in small microwave-safe bowls, add some water and stuff them with seasoned beef meat. Microwave them for 3.5 minutes, then add some cheddar or mozzarella, and cook for another minute. Add any complex carbs aside and enjoy.

The next great meal is microwave white and light mac n’ cheese. It’s made of macaroni, greek yogurt and goat cheese crumble. Microwave macaroni with water for 5 minutes, then stir a little water and cook for another 3 minutes. Add other ingredients and your mac n’ cheese is ready.

How does a microwave brownie sound to you? It’s a microwave single-serving walnut brownie, made from cacao powder, wheat flour, greek yogurt, coconut sugar and crushed walnuts. Mix all up and add some dark chocolate chips on the top. Microwave for about 2.5 to 3 minutes, then allows the brownie to cool for a couple of minutes.

Microwave turkey BLT is a lean turkey with Italian seasoning, garlic, smoked paprika, green onion and sea salt & pepper. Make patties and microwave for 3 minutes, then place a slice of cheddar on top and cook for 45 seconds more. Then, microwave the bacon for 2.5 to 3 minutes and allow them to cool. Assemble the burger from patties, bacon and other ingredients.

Another option is easy microwave fried rice. Microwave instant brown rice. When it’s finished, place it in a glass bowl and top with frozen peas, carrots and red onions. Cook for 1 minute, then add the egg mixture to it. Cook for 2 more minutes, stir it up and enjoy your lunch.

The last recipe is microwave chicken skewers with peanut sauce. Sounds delicious? Mix powdered peanut butter with water, soy sauce, honey and sriracha. Now, seasoned chicken breast tenders skewer with a wooden stick, place the kabobs over a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 5 to 6 minutes.

Remember, you should always customize recipes to complement your nutrition and fitness goals.

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Recipe 1

Microwave "Baked" Berry Oatmeal (Cobbler)

323cal

Ingredients

for 1 serving:

  • 1/2 cup instant oats, uncooked
  • 1 egg
  • cinnamon to taste
  • 1 tablespoon milled flax seed
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (add tablespoons of almond milk if too thick)
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey (or 1 packet / 1g Stevia in the raw)
  • 1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • spray coconut oil

Steps

Step 1

Spray a tall coffee mug with coconut oil.

Step 2

Add oatmeal, a tablespoon of milled flax seed, some cinnamon, almond milk, an egg and then lastly raw honey (or Stevia in the raw) in a mug.

Step 3

Mix it up then toss in fresh or frozen blueberries, then gently mix together.

Step 4

Place the mug in the microwave for 3 minutes but check it after 2 minutes of cooking to ensure it doesn’t bubble over and make a mess.

Step 5

Careful when handling – it’ll be pretty hot. Enjoy the oatmeal by itself or with milk, Greek yogurt or almond butter.

Calories323cal
Protein14g
Fats12g
Carbs43g
Fiber7g
Sugar12g
Recipe 2

Microwave Stuffed Bell Peppers

231cal

Ingredients

for 2 servings:

  • 8oz 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar (or mozzarella)
  • Seasonings:
    • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 1 1/2 smoked paprika
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • pinches of sea salt & pepper
    • 1/4 cup diced red onion
    • 1/3 cup chopped parsley

Steps

Step 1

Season lean ground beef or turkey with garlic, smoked paprika, cumin, sea salt & pepper, red onion and parsley. Mix it up.

Step 2

Slice a bell pepper in half and carve out the inside.

Step 3

Place the halves in small microwave-safe bowls and add a few tablespoons of water to the bowl to help the bell pepper soften while it cooks.

Step 4

Next, stuff the bell pepper halves and microwave for 3.5 minutes.

Step 5

After that, if desired, add a little reduced fat cheddar or mozzarella on top and microwave again for another minute. Note: If you want to avoid cheese, try adding a little chunky marinara on top.

Step 6

Enjoy with a complex carbohydrate such as brown rice or quinoa.

Calories231cal
Protein28g
Fats11g
Carbs4g
Fiber2g
Sugar2g
Recipe 3

Microwave White & Light Mac n' Cheese

175cal

Ingredients

  • 2oz uncooked wheat or quinoa macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon 2% Greek yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons goat cheese crumble
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • pinches of sea salt & pepper
  • Garnish: chopped green onion

Steps

Step 1

Add about 2 cups of water to uncooked macaroni in a large microwave safe bowl.

Step 2

Toss in a few teaspoons of sea salt, then place the macaroni in the microwave with a plate on top for about 5 minutes.

Step 3

After that, stir it up and cook for another 3 minutes and check to make sure the macaroni is fully cooked.

Step 4

Then, let’s take out some of the macaroni water, leaving just about 1/8 cup in the bowl with the macaroni.

Step 5

Then, add some Greek yogurt and goat cheese crumble and stir. Then sprinkle in some onion powder, garlic & pepper.

Calories175cal
Protein8g
Fats4g
Carbs29g
Fiber3g
Sugar2g
Recipe 4

Microwave Single-Serving Walnut Brownie

386cal

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder (or at least 60% dark chocolate powder)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon wheat flour (or oat flour)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (or 1g or packet Stevia in the raw)
  • Garnish: sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon crushed walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips/chunks (optional)

Steps

Step 1

In a bowl, add cacao powder, wheat or oat flour, Greek yogurt, coconut sugar and a little water.

Step 2

Mix it up, then add some crushed walnuts and optional dark chocolate chips for that extra chocolate goodness. If you find the batter is TOO thick, no worries, just add tablespoons of water until it loosens up.

Step 3

Spray a small microwave-safe bowl with coconut oil and pour in the batter. And just for kicks add a few walnuts and chocolate chips on top.

Step 4

Place it in the microwave for 2.5 to 3 minutes, then allow the brownie to cool for a minute or 2 before enjoying.

Step 5

Kick the flavors up a notch by adding a few pinches of sea salt, then enjoy!

Calories386cal
Protein11g
Fats22g
Carbs44g
Fiber10g
Sugar19g
Recipe 5

Microwave Turkey BLT

447cal

Ingredients

  • 5oz ground 93% lean turkey, raw
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 slice reduced fat cheddar
  • 1 whole wheat bun (or Portobello mushroom caps for lower carb solution)
  • Seasonings:
    • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (or no-salt herb seasoning)
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic
    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
    • pinches of sea salt & pepper
  • Hamburger garnish:
    • Lettuce, tomato, Dijon

Steps

Step 1

In a bowl, season turkey with Italian or herb seasoning, garlic, smoked paprika, green onion and sea salt & pepper. Mix it up, then form a patty.

Step 2

Next, slice the bacon in half and then let’s create a mini-bacon grid for our burger.

Step 3

Cook the bacon in the microwave for 2.5 to 3 minutes, careful not to let it burn. Allow the bacon to then cool and harden.

Step 4

Place the patty in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes. After that, place a slice of cheddar on top and cook for an additional 30 to 45 seconds.

Step 5

Lastly, assemble the burger.

Step 6

Dijon, lettuce, tomato, the patty and the bacon grid.

Step 7

For a lower carb solution, use Portobello mushroom caps instead of whole wheat buns.

Calories447cal
Protein46g
Fats20g
Carbs26g
Recipe 6

Microwave Fried Rice

296cal

Ingredients

for 3 servings:

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • Sauce:
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil – optional, but recommended
    • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar – optional
    • 1 teaspoon minced ginger – optional
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • Garnish: chopped green onion

Steps

Step 1

First, cook some instant brown rice in the microwave.

Step 2

Crack some eggs in a bowl, then add garlic, low sodium soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil. Beat it all together, and if you can get it, add a little ginger paste as well.

Step 3

Pour the cooked rice in a large glass bowl, then top it with frozen peas and carrots and few tablespoons of chopped red onion.

Step 4

Place the bowl in the microwave with a paper plate on top and cook for about 1 minute.

Step 5

Then pour in the egg mixture, stir and then cook it again for about 2 minutes.

Step 6

Let it slightly cool, then stir it up and enjoy.

Calories296cal
Protein11g
Fats10g
Carbs40g
Fiber4g
Sugar7g
Recipe 7

Microwave Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce

235cal

Ingredients

for 1 serving:

  • 5oz raw chicken breast tenders
  • Seasonings:
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • pinches of sea salt & pepper
  • Sauce:
    • 2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter
    • 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon sriracha
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 1 teaspoon raw honey (optional)

Steps

Step 1

Mix together powdered peanut butter with a few tablespoons of water.

Step 2

Then add a little low sodium soy sauce, raw honey and sriracha. Mix it up and set it aside.

Step 3

Then, season chicken breast tenders with cumin, sea salt & pepper. Carefully skewer each tender with a wooden stick, then place the kabob over a microwave-safe bowl.

Step 4

Spray the meat with olive oil, then cook in the microwave for 2.5 minutes.

Step 5

After that, check on the chicken to ensure it is not burning, then cook it for another 2.5 to 3 minutes.

Step 6

Finally, check it one last time to make sure the chicken is completely cooked.

Step 7

Then, spice it up a bit with some red pepper flakes.

Calories235cal
Protein38g
Fats4g
Carbs14g
Fiber1g
Sugar9g
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Total Calories: 2093cal
Total Carbs: 200g
Total Fats: 83g
Total Protein: 156g
Total Fiber: 27g
Total Sugar: 51g
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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!