Think microwave meal and the first thing that springs to mind is most likely a boxed up generally not very appealing salt full ready meal from the local supermarket. As handy as these little pre-pared meals may be when you are living a hectic lifestyle they are not entirely ideal when trying to maintain a healthy and balance diet. Thankfully with a little more effort (but not much) it does not have to be like this.
As an ambassador for Samsung Home Appliances I was recently given a sneak peak at their new MW8000J HotBlast Smart Oven so thought that this was the perfect time to share with you some of my favourite microwave quick fix breakfast meals. The new technology in the HotBlast Smart Oven reduced cooking times but up to 50% without sacrificing the taste of your food. They have also managed to squeeze in a pretty impressive Grande Table despite the compact size, which lets users cook on a much larger scale. Even a family sized pizza if it happens to be cheat day!
My go to morning breakfast is a bowl of porridge and it is super easy to make in the microwave. I cheat and use the big bowl sachets (unflavoured) for ease and avoidance of faffing around measuring out milk etc as the sachet doubles up as a milk measure. It is down to personal choice but as I avoid dairy I go for unsweetened almond milk, which took a bit of getting used to, but I have grown to love the taste. A couple of minutes later and with a drizzle of honey a handful of blueberries and a chopped banana and I am good to go. Filling, tasty and healthy!
Sometimes at the weekend I fancy a bit of a change and without going full out with a greasy fry-up I pull out the turkey bacon. The MW8000J HotBlast Smart Oven comes equipped with a 2250w PowerGrill Duo, which allows for quick and even grilling. Place the rashers on a microwave safe plate and grill for a couple of minutes until your desired level of crispiness is achieved. To serve I go for a lightly buttered toasted wholemeal bagel. Mmmm bacon!
This content is brought to you in collaboration with Samsung Home Appliances however all words, views and opinions are my own.