Healthy Microwave Foods

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Healthy Microwave Foods
Use of microwave for cooking has become a common method among working professionals. Seldom they get time to cook on flame and wait for the dish to prepare in its due course of time. Cooking in microwave is not just easy but, it can be healthy too! Microwaving retains the nutrients of the food that can burns out when boiled or steamed. Moreover, you do not need to add extra fat by pouring in oil for cooking in a microwave. So, instead of boiling noodles or baking a cookie every weekend, include these healthy foods in your diet that can be easily cooked in microwave.

Healthy foods that can be cooked in a microwave:

Brown rice: Instead of wasting gas and energy in boiling rice, just microwave. Prefer brown rice if you are keen in losing weight. Do not forget to wash the rice with fresh water 3-4 times before microwaving. Soak the rice in water for 20-30 minutes before microwaving. This helps in retaining the nutrients and removes starch from the rice.

Eggs: Poached eggs are not only less in fat but also very nutritious. You do not require oil to fry the eggs when you are using a microwave. Just add some spices to the poached eggs and it is ready to eat!

Corn: Well, you can try a variety of recipes using corn. Just microwave corn and add few drops of lemon juice. You can also add a spoon of butter. Try this recipe. It is not only healthy but filling too! For an evening snack, just microwave corn with water and add your favourite spices.

Popcorn: This is an all time favourite snack for couch potatoes. Instead of frying potato chips, microwave a popcorn packet before the match starts. Pick up a whole grain, low fat popcorn that can be easily microwaved.

Fruit salad: If your sweet tooth is craving for some easy dish, just cut few slices of fresh fruits and microwave them. Serve with chocolate syrup or whipped cream.

Beetroot: For a healthy heart and body, you can easily make a beetroot recipe in your microwave. Just chop beetroot and microwave with water for 8-10 minutes. Add salt and black pepper powder. Serve the salad hot. This healthy microwave food cleanses out toxins from the body and also aids weight loss.

These are few healthy foods that can be cooked in microwave. If you are in a hurry to rush for work, just prepare these recipes. They are filling and healthy too! Which one is your pick?

Read more about: healthy diet, weight loss
Story first published: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 10:36 [IST]
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