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20 Easy Microwave Recipes You’d Love To Try

20 Easy Microwave Recipes You’d Love To Try

Microwaves are amazing. They can take the drama out of cooking while providing you with delicious home made food. But, you may not be getting everything you could out of your microwave. If you are still using it to heat coffee and tea, or bust out those TV dinners, I’ve got some life changing news for you. There is more. Try expanding those horizons with these easy microwave recipes.

1. Mac N Cheese

Cheesy, delicious and easy as pie. Plus, basically all human beings love it. You really can’t go wrong. Check it out here

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    2. Rice Crispy Treat Just for You

    Purchasing prepackaged rice crispy treats is expensive and a little too tempting if you purchase a multi-pack. Help your budget, waistline, and happiness with a little help from the microwave. Make a single sized portion right in your coffee mug. Get it here

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      3. Oatmeal with Delicious Seeds

      This healthy quick breakfast is guaranteed to help you start the day right. Plus, it will keep your tummy working perfectly with a big does of fiber. Check it here

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        4. Chocolate Chip Cookie

        Not only is this the perfect dessert or snack, but its also the perfect size. Classic and the perfect compliment to a bit of vanilla ice cream. Get the recipe here

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          5. Bacon Cup with Scrambled Eggs

          Looking for something delicious for that  on the go morning? This sucker is portable, easy to make, and amazing. Plus, it has bacon. Who doesn’t love bacon? If you want something a little healthier, try using some turkey bacon instead. Check it here

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            6. Chocolate Cake

            Who doesn’t love some fast, easy, and sumptuous chocolate cake? Get your coffee mug ready and make it here

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              7. French Toast

              For those mornings when you need some egg bready deliciousness. Top this sucker with some cinnamon and grab some syrup to make your morning amazing. Make it in your mug here

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                8. Nutella Cake

                Forget chocolate, that’s boring. Let’s make a nutella delight that all of your friends will be jealous of. Check it here

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                  9. Simple Poached Eggs

                  Poaching eggs might seem a bit complicated, but with the help of your microwave, you can do it with ease. Find out how here

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                    10. Pumpkin Pie

                    A happy perfectly sized dessert any time of year. Get the recipe here

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                      11. Chocolate Diet Coke Cake

                      This is both yummy and magical. Amaze your friends with this tutorial

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                        12. Pumpkin Spice Cake

                        You love your pumpkin spice latte in the fall, right? Well, you will love this pumpkin spice cake. Try it out here

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                          13. Cranberry Mug Cookie

                          Cranberries are healthy and delicious. With this recipe, you can be enjoying an awesome cranberry microwave delight.

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                            14. White Chocolate and Matcha Tea Cake

                            Matcha tea has a lot of health benefits, and white chocolate has a lot of happiness benefits. Learn how to combine them here

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                              15. Apple Crumble

                              This sweet treat is made from delicious apples. Have the perfect sized dessert straight from your microwave. Learn how here

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                                16. Almond Pear Cake

                                A match made in heaven can be brought to life in your very own microwave. Learn how here

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                                  17. Three Chocolate Cake

                                  One chocolate is so boring. Spice things up with this delicious mug cake which incorporates three different types of chocolate. Check it here

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                                    18. Stuffed Peppers

                                    Get your Mexican flavors on with the help of your microwave. Makes for a delicious and colorful dinner. Check it here

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                                      19. Nutella Potato Chips

                                      Turn those boring chips into something amazing. Your microwave can bring the sweetness of nutella to the salty awesomeness of potato chips. Learn how here

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                                        20. Pizza Dip

                                        You need something awesome to enhance the awesome of your pizza. Fortunately, your microwave can help. Find out how here

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                                          Last Updated on November 11, 2019

                                          How to Improve Memory and Boost Your Brainpower

                                          How to Improve Memory and Boost Your Brainpower

                                          Have you ever noticed that some people are able to effortlessly remember even the most mundane details and quickly comprehend new things? Well, you can too!

                                          To unlock the full potential of your brain, you need to keep it active and acute. Wasting time on your couch watching mindless television shows or scrolling through facebook is not going to help.

                                          Besides getting out flashcards, what can you do to help remember things better and learn new things more quickly? Check out these 10 effective ways on how to improve memory:

                                          1. Exercise and Get Your Body Moving

                                          Exercising doesn’t just exercise the body, it also helps to exercise your brain. Obesity and the myriad of diseases that eventually set in as a result of being overweight can cause serious harm to the brain.

                                          Furthermore, without regular exercise, plaque starts to build up in your arteries, and your blood vessels begin to lose the ability to effectively pump blood. Plaque buildup leads to heart attacks and it also reduces the amount of oxygen and nutrients that your blood carries to your brain. When the nutrients don’t make it there, the brain’s ability to function is compromised.

                                          To prevent this from happening, make sure you get moving every day. Even if it’s just a brisk walk, it’ll help you maintain and increase your mental acuity. Brisk walking, swimming and dancing are all excellent activities. Take a look at these 5 Ways to Find Time for Exercise.

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                                          2. Eliminate Stressors and Seek Help If You’re Depressed

                                          Anything that causes you major stress, like anger or anxiety, will in time begin to eat away the parts of your brain that are responsible for memory. Amongst the most brain-damaging stressors is depression, which is actually often misdiagnosed a a memory problem since one of its primary symptoms is the inability to concentrate.

                                          If you can’t concentrate, then you might feel like you are constantly forgetting things. Depression increases the levels of cortisol in your bloodstream which elevates the cortisol levels in the brain. Doctors have found that increased cortisol diminishes certain areas of the brain, especially the hippocampus which is where short-term memories are stored.

                                          Prolonged depression can thus destroy your brain’s ability to remember anything new. Seek professional help to combat your depression – your brain will thank you.

                                          3. Get a Good Night’s Sleep and Take Naps

                                          Getting a consistent 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night will increase your memory. During sleep, the brain firms up memories of recently acquired information.

                                          Getting enough sleep will help you get through the full spectrum of nocturnal cycles that are essential to optimal brain and body functioning during the waking hours. Taking a nap throughout the day, especially after learning something new, can also help you to retain those memories as well as recharge your brain and keep it sharper longer.

                                          4. Feed Your Brain

                                          Fifty to sixty percent of the brain’s overall weight is pure fat, which is used to insulate its billions of nerve cells. The better insulated a cell is, the faster it can send messages and the quicker you will be thinking.

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                                          This is precisely why parents are advised to feed their young children whole milk and to restrict dieting – their brains’ need fat to grow and work properly. Skimping on fats can be devastating even to the adult brain.

                                          Thus, eating foods that contain a healthy mix of fats is vital for long-term memory. Some excellent food choices include fish (especially anchovies, mackerel and wild salmon) and dark leafy green vegetables. Here’re more brain food choices: 12 Foods that Can Improve Your Brain Power

                                          Deep-fried foods obviously contain fat but their lack of nutritional value is not going to help your brain or your body, so think healthy foods and fats.

                                          5. Eat Breakfast and Make Sure It Includes an Egg

                                          According to Larry McCleary, M.D., author of  The Brain Trust Program, an egg is the ideal breakfast. Eggs contain B vitamins which help nerve cells to burn glucose, antioxidants that protect neurons against damage; and omega-3 fatty acids that keep nerve cells firing at optimal speed.

                                          Other foods to add to your breakfast include fruits, veggies and lean proteins. Avoid trans fats and high fructose corn syrup. Trans fats diminish the brain cells’ ability to communicate with each other and HFCS can actually shrink the brain by damaging cells.

                                          Having a healthy breakfast in the morning has been shown to improve performance throughout the day. If you’re too busy to have a healthy breakfast, this maybe just right for you: 33 Quick And Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings

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                                          6. Write it Down

                                          If there’s something you want to remember, writing it down can help.

                                          It may sound like a no-brainer, but do you really know why? Writing it down creates oxygenated blood flow to areas of your brain that a responsible for your memories and literally exercises those parts of it. Here’s How Writing Things Down Can Change Your Life.

                                          You can start a journal, write yourself emails or even start keeping a blog – all of these activities will help to improve your capacity to remember and memorize information.

                                          7. Listen to Music

                                          Research shows that certain types of music are very helpful in recalling memories. Information that is learned while listening to a particular song or collection can often be recalled by thinking of the song or “playing” it mentally. Songs and music can serve as cues for pulling up particular memories.

                                          8. Visual Concepts

                                          In order to remember things, many people need to visualize the information they are studying.

                                          Pay attention to photographers, charts and other graphics that might appear in your textbook; or if you’re not studying a book, try to pull up a mental image of what it is you are trying to remember. It might also help to draw your own charts or figures, or utilize colors and highlighters to group related ideas in your notes.

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                                          Here, you can learn How to Become a Person Who Can Visualize Results.

                                          9. Teach Someone Else

                                          Reading material out loud has been shown to significantly improve memory of the material. Expanding further upon this idea is the fact that psychologists and educators have found that by having students teach new concepts to others, it helps to enhance understanding and recall.

                                          Teach new concepts and information to a friend or study partner, and you’ll find you remember the information a lot better.

                                          10. Do Crossword Puzzles, Read or Play Cards

                                          Studies have shown that doing crossword puzzles, read or play cards on a daily basis not only keep your brain active but also help to delay memory loss, especially in those who develop dementia.

                                          So pick up the daily newspaper and work on that crossword puzzle, read a book or enjoy a game of solitaire.

                                          Pick one to two of these tips first and start applying them to your everyday life. Very soon you’ll find yourself having better memories and a clearer head!

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