When you are trying to pull together a delicious, healthy dinner each night for the family, it can become overwhelming, especially if you limit yourself to preparing foods on the grill, stovetop, or oven. However, your microwave has untapped potential. Xtrema Pure Ceramic Cookware compiled a list of healthy microwave meals to help you get out of the dinnertime slump. The best part is that our ceramic cookware is perfect for use in the microwave, and some of these options can be prepared in our ceramic mugs or other dishware.
Delicious Microwave Meals
- Stuffed Baked Potato: You will need 1 potato, 1 tablespoon of oil, 2 slices of bacon, and ¼ cup shredded cheese. Was and scrub the potato, poke holes, and rub with a bit of oil. Place bacon next to the potato on a ceramic plate or in a ceramic bowl and microwave for 7 – 9 minutes. Slice the potato in half, fluff the inside, sprinkle cheese on top, and then microwave for another 30 seconds. Top with crumbled bacon and enjoy!
- Scrambled Eggs: Make a protein-packed breakfast in a matter of minutes. Crack 1 or 2 eggs into a bowl, whisk them together, add your favorite seasonings, and microwave on high for 30-second intervals, stirring occasionally until ready.
- Microwave Meatloaf: You will need 1 egg (beaten), 5 tablespoons ketchup (divided into separate tablespoons), 2 tablespoons mustard, ½ cup bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons onion soup mix, ¼ teaspoon pepper, 1 pound ground beef, 1/3 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons cider vinegar. Combine the egg, 2 tablespoons ketchup, mustard, bread crumbs, soup mix, and pepper in a bowl. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Put into a microwave-safe dish, cover, and microwave on high for 10 – 12 minutes or until there is no pink. In a small bowl, combine sugars, vinegar, and 3 tablespoons ketchup. Drizzle mixture over the meatloaf. Cover and microwave for another 2 – 3 minutes.
When you use microwave-safe ceramic cookware, you reap the benefits of making delicious yet simple meals for the whole family to enjoy. With so many microwave meals and recipes to choose from, you will never run out of inspiration!