You forgot you have class at Outdoor Solutions and don’t have much time to eat lunch. We’ve all had times where we need to eat something that’s fast and convenient. Instead of spending money on takeout or skipping a meal all together, try out these 7 healthy microwavable meal ideas.
1. Rice & Chicken
If you’re in a hurry and need to eat lunch first, rice and chicken is the perfect solution. Meal prep your chicken for the week, so you just have to pop it in the microwave when you’re on the go. Pair it with some microwave rice, and you’ve got yourself a well-balanced and nourishing meal.
2. Sweet Potato Delight
Sweet potatoes are both delicious and packed with healthy nutrients. Forget the baking or boiling, poke a few holes in your sweet potato and pop it in the microwave for 5 to 6 minutes to get a perfectly tasty treat. Throw on some cottage cheese or cinnamon to give it an extra kick.
3. Egg White Breakfast Sandwich
If you’re not already meal prepping breakfast sandwiches, you need to. Forget spending a small fortune at the coffee shop for breakfast on-the-go and grab one of your premade breakfast sandwiches out of the freezer. If meal prep isn’t your thing, there are plenty of these healthy breakfast staples available in the frozen section at most grocery stores.
4. Comforting Soups
The abundance of flavorful, healthy soups is unmatched. Soups are great microwavable meals that have all the healthy macronutrients your body needs – protein, carbs, and fats. You can either meal prep your own soups or purchase them at an affordable cost from the store. Soups make a great lunch for your days in the office.
5. Cheese Quesadilla
We all love a little bit of Mexican cuisine in our lives. Cheese quesadillas have to be one of the easiest, most convenient meals possible. Bonus points as they are also a favorite for the kids! If you’re running late to drop your kid off at soccer practice, whip up a cheese quesadilla in under 5 minutes. (They’re also mess-free, so it makes them a good option when you’re on the go!)
6. Power Bowls
Power bowls are where you can express your culinary creativity in a way that takes little to no effort at all. Power bowls usually consist of rice, black beans, chicken, and eggs. It’s easy to throw all of these ingredients together to create a balanced meal fit for being cooked in the microwave. These healthy, flavorful dishes make for a great dinner if you get home later than usual.
7. Omelet in a Mug
Cooking food in a mug is all the rage these days and for good reason. If you’re a fan of breakfast omelets, there’s no need to dirty the stove top and get out the skillet and spatula. Instead, toss your omelet ingredients into a mug and let the microwave do the rest for you. Omelets in a mug are perfect for a pre-workout meal when you don’t have time to cook.