Many people don’t have the time or desire to cook elaborate meals these days but if you are on a diet, fast food isn’t a very good choice for quick meals on the go. Fortunately you can cook simple, healthful meals in your microwave in just minutes. If you choose carefully, you can make microwave meals suitable for a diet.
Some frozen dinners make suitable microwave meals for a diet but not all do. Even some dinners that are specifically marketed as low calorie meals may not be suitable. Read labels carefully and choose frozen dinners low in calories, low in fat and low in carbohydrates. Watch the amount of sodium in frozen dinners as well, especially if you have high blood pressure.
Two scrambled eggs have about 140 calories and 12 grams of protein. You can make scrambled eggs quickly and easily in the microwave. Just whisk two eggs and a tablespoon of low fat milk together in a coffee mug or small bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. If you like, you can also add a little low fat shredded cheese. Microwave your eggs for 45 seconds. Stir, then microwave for 30 seconds more. Depending on your microwave, you may need to adjust the time slightly.
Baked potatoes are quick and easy diet meals, though they don’t have much protein. To prepare a baked potato in the microwave, poke the potato a few times with a fork, wrap it in a paper towel and microwave it for about eight minutes. Depending on the size of your potato and the strength of your microwave, it may need to cook a bit longer. Top your potato with some low fat shredded cheese or with plain fat free Greek yogurt (a great substitute for sour cream) and chives to give it a little protein.
Italian Chicken Breast
Chicken cooked in the microwave makes a filling low fat meal. Sprinkle your chicken breast with Italian seasonings and wrap it in plastic wrap. Microwave your chicken breast for about two and a half minutes or until done. Microwave ovens vary so you may need to adjust the time. Serve your chicken with a simple salad or some green beans that you can also heat in the microwave.
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