The Lazy Girl’s Guide To Healthy Lunch

Eating healthy food would be much easier if it didn’t take all that time and effort. We live in the future! We should be able to just pop some dinner in the microwave and enjoy delicious and healthy food without actually cooking. And that’s exactly why I’m sharing these delicious and quick microwave recipes for your healthy lunches.


Veggie “fried” rice

Get some whole-wheat microwaveable rice and cook it following directions. If you add just a bit of soy sauce and frozen veggies, you get a full meal of delicious “fried” rice, without actually having to fry anything or spend time cooking. It’s basically impossible to screw up, it’s quick, filling and healthy. It’s everything you are looking for.

Egg and avocado burrito

Want to have a filling and delicious lunch but only have three minutes to make it? Just pop an egg avocado burrito. All you need is two eggs, a tortilla, some cheese, half a small avocado and salsa, if you are feeling adventurous. Crack the eggs in a mug and whisk until the yolk is broken. Add salt and pepper and cook in the microwave for 60 seconds or until thoroughly cooked. Take out and break apart with a fork. Spread the grated cheese on a tortilla, add the scrambled egg and the avocado cut in vertical slices. Add the salsa or some hot sauce if you are so inclined, and wrap it up. All done, a nutritious lunch that took you all of three minutes to make.

Mug veggie omelette

This one works great for breakfast as well as for lunch. Crack two eggs in a mug and add one tablespoon of milk and beat with a fork. Stick inside the microwave and cook for one minute. Take out and add chopped onion, tomato, sliced turkey and shredded cheese. You can add any other topping your heart desires. Keep cooking for an additional thirty seconds or until the egg is completely cooked. Add salt and pepper and enjoy with a fork.

Microwave couscous salad

Microwave salad? Not exactly. You need ⅓ cup of uncooked couscous, ⅓ cup of chicken broth (homemade is better to avoid too much salt), one teaspoon of lemon juice, 1 and a half teaspoon of olive oil, some chopped cucumber, tomato, green onion and olives and a bit of crumbled feta cheese. Microwave the chicken broth for three minutes, put the couscous in and cover for five minutes. Fluff with a fork, add the oil, lemon juice and a pinch of salt and stir until combined. Add the veggies and the feta and enjoy.

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