I believe in what I call, “the stairs of wellness” when it comes to healthy living. There is a huge range of what is considered healthy when it comes to eating and ultimately I don’t think that it is as black and white as some of us might hope.
Sure, raw kale salad is super nutritious but that doesn’t mean that frozen broccoli or canned corn isn’t worth your time.
There is no such thing as the “healthiest diet” or “a perfect way of eating” that works for everybody all the time (although many of us, including myself, have spent quite the pretty penny hoping to find one!).
THE TRUTH IS that many different approaches, work for many different people during different periods in their life. And what’s good for the goose is not always good for the gander.
So while many people believe that cooking in the microwave may not be considered a safe or healthy way to prepare a “clean meal”, I say it depends on who you ask.
I have found that when it comes to often times I need faster than fast and easier than easy. And if the choice is a healthy breakfast cooked in the microwave vs. a pop-tart or a morning donut, I say microwave-it-up.
Sure it would be wonderful if we could have organic gardens, free-range farms, and endless hours of stress free time BUT unfortunately this just isn’t the case for most of us. Sometimes, we just gotta work with what we have and strive to make the best choices within that arena.
So do I think cooking in the microwave is the world’s “healthiest” way to prepare a meal? Not exactly. But I do think if you can use it as a tool to help get healthier food into your everyday life, more power to you.
Microwaved Egg White Scramble
Yield: Serves 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- ½ cup of egg whites
- 2 tbsp diced onions
- 2 tbsp diced red peppers
- 2 tbsp part skim, shredded cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all in gradients in microwave safe bowl.
Pop in the microwave for one minute, remove and stir. Pop back in the microwave for one more minute.
Serve with some toast and fresh fruit!!
Nutrients per recipe; Calories: 145 Total Fat: 4.6g; Saturated Fat: 2.8g; Cholesterol: 18mg; Sodium: 376mg; Carbohydrate: 4g; Dietary Fiber: 0.4g; Sugars: 3.1g; Protein: 20.1g