5 Healthy Dinners You Only Need a Microwave For

1 minReading time

1. Egg Fried Rice in a Mug
Eat with your eyes first! The trick to getting all vitamins, minerals and antioxidants is to eat foods with all the colors of the rainbow. This meal takes you a long way in just 8 minutes.

2. Couscous Greek Salad
As a nutritionist I’m quick to highlight that mediterranean food is always a good idea, and with this 10-minute mug meal all excuses are eliminated. For a gluten-free version you can substitute the couscous for cooked quinoa.



3. Sriracha Salmon
From Savory Sweet Life with love and our/your new favorite! Why salmon? It’s the ultimate food for your brain, heart, joints, bone health aah.. nevermind, it’s simply the ultimate food for a functional body. Have it with some steamed veggies (of course you make it in the microwave).


4. Indian Red Beans Over Rice
When a healthy meal is quicker than take-out you know it’s a winner. This quickie from PopSugar (Originally from Dina Cheney’s book Mug Meals) is a good option for your Meat Free Monday and a great way to beat the Monday blues.


5. Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Let your dinner cook in the microwave while you..uhh.. Netflix and chill? We love to see you optimize your life and that’s why this is our best tip if you’re running out of ideas for comfort food.

Lovisa, Nutritionist


3 Simple Lunches Under 500 Calories (that aren’t all salads)

5 Healthy Breakfasts in 10 Minutes or Less

With Lifesum, tracking your healthy habits (and the not so healthy ones) becomes a breeze. We’ll help you pick the right food, and eat the right portion sizes, to reach your personal health goals.

All posts by lifesum