A Home-Microwaved Meal

“I would like to invite you over for a home-microwaved meal.”

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I’m not sure you’d have too many dinner guests if this is the type of meal you are featuring for a fun get-together with friends. HOWEVER, I won’t be the one to knock leftovers. Leftovers (and some convenient foods) are essential for the busy and bustling households many of us are a part of.

That doesn’t mean “Bring on the frozen pizzas and chicken wings.” That doesn’t mean extra dressing and cheese sauce. That doesn’t mean to put a hold on fresh fruits and veggies.

Leftovers and convenience foods can still work to build a more balanced plate–the goal!

Let’s say you did have friends over for a little get-together (and decided to be more classy than nuking a Marie Calender’s minute steak). You grilled chicken and hamburgers. Only a few pieces of meat remain, the sides were demolished.

Chicken or hamburger, your pick! Chop this up and fill a whole wheat tortilla. Doctor this up with a little cheese, guacamole and/or beans, and heat on the stove top. Perhaps when the quesadilla is finished, you (use the same pan, let’s be honest no one enjoys dishes, and) sauté some asparagus. Pop open a fruit cup (in it’s own juice!).  How about that?!

Quick and convenient. Nutritious and delicious.

Home-microwaved meals take creativity (but not much time!). What have you tried that works well in a time-crunch?

Photo by Pic Jumbo.

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