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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 March 13, 2019

                                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                          Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                          You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                          Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                          1. Work on the small tasks.

                                          When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                          Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                          2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                          Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                          Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                          3. Upgrade yourself

                                          Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                          The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                          4. Talk to a friend.

                                          Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                          Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                          5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                          If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                          Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                          Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                          6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                          If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                          Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                          Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                          7. Read a book (or blog).

                                          The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                          Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                          Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                          8. Have a quick nap.

                                          If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                          9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                          Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                          What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                          10. Find some competition.

                                          Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                          Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                          11. Go exercise.

                                          Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                          Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                          As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                          Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                          12. Take a good break.

                                          Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                          Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                          Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                          Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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