It is the spring time and definitely a great time to try something new. This may be even a good time to give in a little bit of temptation in order to have more motivation to finish out the last month of school. So, while this food may not be our typical healthy fare, they are still great ideas for a dorm student who is too busy to cook or doesn’t have the facilities to cook.
Also, it is important to note that you want to microwave the least mount possible since it can kill off some of the nutrients.
1. Steamed Egg or Quiche in a Mug (This is based on an authentic Japanese recipe.)
Check out the delicious recipe here.
2. Microwaved Salmon with nonfat Greek yogurt dip.
You can call it something fancy like microwave Salmon en Papillote. You can also add salmon to your quiche with this recipe.
3. Mac and Cheese…Not the Kraft kind in a Mug
Make your own gourmet kind with uncooked pasta, sharp cheddar, microwaveable bacon, and even a touch of broccoli. Here is a sample recipe you can build on.
4. Blueberry Flax Microwave Muffin
Here is a healthier blueberry muffin recipe from SparkRecipes. You basically spray the bottom of the cup with coconut spray, mix the ingredients, and top off with some low-sugar syrup. The same concept applies to cheesecakes, cookies, cakes, oatmeal, muffins…all in a mug.
You really don’t need an oven to “bake” or worry about having too many leftovers.
5. Meatloaf in a Mug
God loves a creative helper….who inspires change.
In college, it is often easy to complain about the lack of good food when you have……over 20 options. While dining hall food is not always the healthiest and seems to have a lot of food we shouldn’t be eating, we should at least be grateful to have variety. It is definitely significantly healthier then the Ramen and Kraft Mac and Cheese that are late night staples.
I mention this mainly to point out that in life, you can make someone’s day simply by changing their perspective. I never really had the idea of looking up mug recipes until a friend of mine, who is one of the most considerate people in my life, gave me a few for Christmas. Students who have been in college for a while often get sick of eating the same foods or even seeing it.
In this case, my friend made me realize that no matter how challenging, I can always be proactive in being creative in my food options. She is the inspiration behind my decision to be more proactive about how I eat. Now, I enjoy dining a lot more because I am naturally so much more creatively involved with it.
Ephesians 2:10: “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” – See more verses about creativity here.
To get ideas about how to be creative, visit Creative-Church here!
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