Transformed: Week 1, Day 7 - Rest

When it comes to preparing healthy meals in a pinch, there's nothing better than the microwave! In the first of your weekly nutrition tips, Chef Patrick Stark explains how he uses it.

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Microwave meal-prep tips

One of the biggest things that fast foods have going for them is that, well, they're fast. When your schedule is tight, calorie-packed junk foods become more tempting than ever. When you start to feel this way, don't let the drive-thru become your best friend. Make the microwave your best friend instead!

Don't worry, Chef Patrick Stark isn't going to tell you to eat Hot Pockets. On the contrary, in today's nutrition hack video, he shows you how to prepare staples like sweet potato, scrambled eggs, and yellow squash in a microwave. In all three cases, the results are as good as the oven or stovetop!

Chef Stark will share more nutrition tips every Sunday throughout the Transformed trainer, so keep coming back!

Dymatize Kitchen Hack Microwave Meal-Prep Tips
Watch the video - 3:23



Microwaved Sweet Potato

Ingredients

Sweet potato: 1


Directions
  1. Use a fork to poke numerous small holes in a sweet potato.
  2. Cook in a microwave-safe container for 8-10 minutes, or until it is soft, but not mushy.


Microwaved Scrambled Eggs

Ingredients

Whole eggs: 2


Milk or almond milk: 2 tbsp


Mrs. Dash or other seasoning


Directions
  1. Crack eggs into a microwave-safe see-through bowl. Add milk and whisk until smooth. Add seasoning to the surface and microwave on high for 60-90 seconds, or until you can't see any more runny egg in the bowl.


Microwaved Yellow Squash

Ingredients

Yellow squash: 1


Mrs. Dash or other seasoning


Directions
  1. Cut off and discard squash stem. Slice remainder of squash in 1/2-inch slices and stack in microwave-safe roasting pan. Don't overload the dish; arrange the slices in an alternating pattern to leave room between them.
  2. Microwave on high for 4-6 minutes. Monitor them so they become tender but not overcooked and mushy.




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