When you think of a microwave, you might look back to those college days of reheating home cooked meals or those small frozen dinners that helped you to pull an all-nighter.
But microwaves can be an efficient way to cook healthy meals that don’t come from the frozen food aisle. With an undeniable convenience, microwave ovens can offer Womanistas on the go the best way to cut down time in the kitchen after work hours and spend more of it with family or friends.
While there is a misconception of microwaves making food unhealthy and zapping nutrients out, a Harvard study found no difference in the breakdown of nutrients and vitamins between a traditional oven and a microwave. With a clear example of Vitamin C’s efficiency, researchers found the microwave did a better job of preserving this essential vitamin and other nutrients than an oven did — of course, without the aid of plastic containers or plates, which can be hazardous.
If you’re looking for ways to cut down your prep time during breakfast, lunch or dinner, we share some of our favorite microwave recipes that can be prepared in minutes and satisfy your every craving.