When it comes to cooking, most men are lost and find it impossible to prepare an elaborate meal. Luckly for men who don’t know how to cook, there are a lot of fast and easy recipes for meals that involve using the microwave. So if you don’t know how to cook, and you don’t want to waste a lot of money on takeout food, you should invest in a microwave oven. We advise you to firstly read some reviews in order to see which is the most convenient oven. In the following lines you will be able to learn a few easy microwave meal ideas that you can try yourself if you’re a bad cook and you want to prepare something on your own.

Scrambled eggs

The necessary ingredients for this hearty and delicious meal are 2-3 eggs, 1 tablespoon of milk, 1 tablespoon of butter, salt, and pepper. Start by greasing a microwave safe bowl with butter for the egg batter to not stick to the bowl during the cooking process, after which you can proceed to crack the eggs into the bowl, pour the milk over them, and whisk them together with a fork. After doing this, place the bowl in the microwave which you have set on the highest heat setting, and let it cook for 1 minute. When the time is up, get the bowl out, and with the help of a fork stir the eggs gently for the uncooked to blend in with the loose eggs, placing the bowl back in the microwave for an additional 30 seconds, and repeating this step until the eggs get more solid than liquid.

Meatloaf in a mug

To prepare meatloaf in a mug you need 1 tablespoon of ketchup, 1 teaspoon of onion soup mix, 2 tablespoons of milk, 2 tablespoons of quick-cooking oats, 1/4 pound of lean ground beef, and of course, a microwave safe mug. Proceed to combining separately in a bowl the oats, the ketchup, the soup mix, and the milk, and crumbling the ground beef over the mixture and mixing it well. When you’re done mixing these ingredient together, put them in the microwave safe mug that you have coated with a layer of cooking spray, and cook it in the microwave on the highest temperature setting for 3 minutes, time after which you let it cool off for about 4-5 minutes, and proceed to enjoying your delicious meal.

Steamed vegetables

To help the vegetables that you cook retain as many nutrients as possible you have to shorten their cooking time. A simple way of retaining the precious nutrients of the food is by steaming them in the microwave, being extremely easy and fast to prepare as well. To prepare steamed vegetables in the microwave you have to wash and dry the vegetable, cutting it into equal pieces, place the pieces in a microwave safe bowl, add water in the bowl until it reaches 1/8 up the side of the vegetable, cover the bowl with a safe cover, let it cook on the highest setting for 2 minutes, time after which you test for softness and leave the vegetable in the microwave for another 30 seconds it isn’t soft enough yet.