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Four kid-friendly recipes to make in a flash this week

Make dinner easy!
March 6, 2023 9:25 a.m. EST
March 6, 2023 9:25 a.m. EST

A lot of people believe that microwaves “zaps” the nutrients out of food. But because it cooks foods faster than traditional cooking methods, and uses little to no water, it's actually one of the healthiest ways to cook. Dietician, Abbey Sharp shares two delicious recipes that can be made in the microwave to make life easier. Plus, try her tasty alternatives to romaine lettuce—bok choy and swiss chard. 

Mac and cheese

Cottage cheese has 17 grams of protein per half cup, and if you puree it, it makes the sauce extra cheesy and creamy. Add whatever frozen veggies you like. Frozen veggies are pre-cooked and flash-frozen so they cook quickly in the microwave.

French toast

This is a built-in hunger-crushing combo because it has fibre, protein and healthy fats. Add in your favourite frozen or fresh berries or diced fruit, and your favourite nuts or nut butter.

Miso sesame bok choy

This quick and flavorful vegetable side dish comes together in less than fifteen minutes. Vitamin-rich baby bok choy is steamed with sesame oil and soy sauce in the microwave and is drizzled with a quick miso sauce.

Swiss chard with raisins, currants, and pine nuts

Get your veggies in with this sweet and savoury side dish. 



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