Simple recipes to stay healthy

Thinking about nutrition is hard when you’ve already got so much else on your plate. School, work, family and social agendas often make eating healthy a last priority, but getting the right nutrition can increase your energy and health.

As a college student, I rarely have time to sleep, let alone cook. Lean Cuisines and Easy Mac filled my diet for my first two years of college, until I found a new, healthier option. I started planning my meals on the weekend, cooking ahead and freezing food for the weekdays. I suggest cooking two or three meals over the weekend and dividing them into five containers. From here you can pull a meal out of the freezer and microwave it whenever you’re ready to eat.

However, if this option doesn’t work with your schedule, don’t worry. There are plenty of quick healthy meals you can make, even if you’re constantly running out the door.

Try this quick breakfast recipe the next time you’re in a hurry. For this recipe you’ll need a Ziploc Brand Zip ‘n Steam bag. They are inexpensive and allow you to cook almost anything in minutes in the microwave.

Easy Microwave Omelet

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 T. shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 T. butter, cut into 4 small pieces
  • 3 mushrooms, chopped (optional)
  • 2 cherry tomatoes, quartered (optional)
  • 1/8 t. salt

Directions:

  1. Crack eggs directly into steam bag
  2. Add mushrooms, cheese, tomatoes, butter and salt to the bag
  3. Seal bag. Break the yolks by squeezing the bag. Gently shake the bag until ingredients are combined
  4. Place bag in microwave. Cook for 2 ½ minutes or until the eggs are fully cooked and no liquid egg remains. Continue microwaving at 30 second intervals if necessary.
  5. Let stand for 1 minute.
  6. Open bag carefully, slide omelet out and fold, garnishing if desired.

Be sure to check back for more quick recipes and healthy eating tips.

– Emilly

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