What to cook when all I have is a microwave??

March 27, 2023 | Jody Gatewood


Even though we would like to roast, broil, and bake; sometimes we just do not have the time nor energy to set aside for it. This is when a microwave comes in handy. A microwave has great potential and can be used to do so much more than just heat up leftovers.

When it comes to quick meals, most of the options available at the store are ready to eat or microwavable meals that are ready in minutes. These meals are often high in added sugars, saturated fats, and sodium. However, more and more healthy options are available to choose from.

What are some microwavable meals that I can prepare from scratch?

Here are some Spend Smart. Eat Smart microwave recipes to try:

Microwave Baked potato

Pumpkin Oatmeal

Pizza on a potato

Give one a try today!


Written by Sivapriya Namboodiri, Dietetic Intern and MPP Student, Iowa State University

Jody Gatewood

Jody Gatewood is a Registered Dietitian who enjoys spending time in the kitchen baking and preparing meals for her family. She does lots of meal planning to stay organized and feed her family nutritious meals.

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