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    Is there any healthy microwavable food?


    There are times when I cant cook a decent meal. Recently I got microwavable meatballs from Ikea, and they were not bad. Is there any microwavable like chicken nugget or something that's not going to suck nutrition-wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drvinnybombat View Post
    There are times when I cant cook a decent meal. Recently I got microwavable meatballs from Ikea, and they were not bad. Is there any microwavable like chicken nugget or something that's not going to suck nutrition-wise.
    You could always look at the ingredient profile lol..
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    microwaveable chicken. tastes just like roasted and its really moist. i had some tonight
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    Considering the microwave destroys food, even if you put broccoli in.. By the time it's done it'll be virtually useless nutritionally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacktail View Post
    That's pretty much the answer I expected. I guess I'll make a sandwich or something. LOL
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    Looks like a load of BS.
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    One major rule with microwaving....Use glass containers. Alot of talk about plastics leeching into the food. Also, I try to avoid the microwave, but for a quick reheat 15-20 seconds wont make your food useless.

    The key thing I do is go with cold meals for work usually. And as for it making the food useless, improbable. I have used very healthy microwave meals and grew well!

    That being said, I am trying to get them to let me bring an extension cord and let me use my georgeforman grill at work

    I used to use a foreman grill for lunch at one job. 90% lean beef patties with cottage cheese, flaxseed whole grain bread, green beans, and a cup of green tea.

    I was envied. Then again I also did dips on chairs, and push ups for my breaks back then...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero V View Post
    One major rule with microwaving....Use glass containers. Alot of talk about plastics leeching into the food. Also, I try to avoid the microwave, but for a quick reheat 15-20 seconds wont make your food useless.

    The key thing I do is go with cold meals for work usually. And as for it making the food useless, improbable. I have used very healthy microwave meals and grew well!

    That being said, I am trying to get them to let me bring an extension cord and let me use my georgeforman grill at work

    I used to use a foreman grill for lunch at one job. 90% lean beef patties with cottage cheese, flaxseed whole grain bread, green beans, and a cup of green tea.

    I was envied. Then again I also did dips on chairs, and push ups for my breaks back then...
    That sounds like pretty much the best lunch break ever. Except sex.
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    Baby carrots and broccoli!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacktail View Post
    jesus, well is it possible to cook chicken of a morning then eat it cold at lunch time? Im sure it is just pretty awful tasting... dont want to wilt up over here.. But the post about whatever you microwave becomes useless nutritionally is retarded, im sure it degrades somewhat but to call it useless is a bit of an overstatement dont you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zodiiac523 View Post
    jesus, well is it possible to cook chicken of a morning then eat it cold at lunch time? Im sure it is just pretty awful tasting... dont want to wilt up over here.. But the post about whatever you microwave becomes useless nutritionally is retarded, im sure it degrades somewhat but to call it useless is a bit of an overstatement dont you think?
    I never called it useless if you were referring to me lol... It has its uses...like target practice for instance. Seriously though the way food tastes from a microwave whether thawing or cooking is disgusting in so many ways. Unless your using microwaveable porcelain or comparable (even cheap glass can leech substances)
    than you are getting more than you want and less than you need. Why does food taste so gross when it is microwaved? If it is just heating it up, why does it taste like **** and not the normal delicious way the food should taste? I personally don't use one. I thaw my meat out and cook it the right damn way. If your in a dorm, buy the rocket grill or something...learn how to cook healthy and it won't be so hard to follow a weightlifter's diet.
    The study has many variables that can be argued...but the results look like what the food that goes in tastes like. I highly doubt the nutrition is the same as meat lightly seared in a pan or on a grill with a bit of OO or veggies for that matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacktail View Post
    I never called it useless if you were referring to me lol... It has its uses...like target practice for instance. Seriously though the way food tastes from a microwave whether thawing or cooking is disgusting in so many ways. Unless your using microwaveable porcelain or comparable (even cheap glass can leech substances)
    than you are getting more than you want and less than you need. Why does food taste so gross when it is microwaved? If it is just heating it up, why does it taste like **** and not the normal delicious way the food should taste? I personally don't use one. I thaw my meat out and cook it the right damn way. If your in a dorm, buy the rocket grill or something...learn how to cook healthy and it won't be so hard to follow a weightlifter's diet.
    The study has many variables that can be argued...but the results look like what the food that goes in tastes like. I highly doubt the nutrition is the same as meat lightly seared in a pan or on a grill with a bit of OO or veggies for that matter.
    nah, I know it wasnt you that said that.. I do cook my meat, however i dont have the time on my lunch break to drive home and cook 2 pieces of chicken, I do all my cooking first thing of a morning and use the microwave at work to re-heat my lunch, only things i microwave is lunch (only on days i work) and my breakfast oats..
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    Quote Originally Posted by sluggy View Post
    Considering the microwave destroys food, even if you put broccoli in.. By the time it's done it'll be virtually useless nutritionally.
    It is true.... they completely destroy all nutrients and food adding radiation.... They are banned in Russia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone View Post
    It is true.... they completely destroy all nutrients and food adding radiation.... They are banned in Russia
    One time, I put food in my microwave to cook it.

    But when I opened it up, there was nothing there.

    F*CKING EVIL MAGICAL MICROWAVES IRRADIATING MY FOOD INTO NOTHINGNESS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wontstop985 View Post
    One time, I put food in my microwave to cook it.

    But when I opened it up, there was nothing there.

    F*CKING EVIL MAGICAL MICROWAVES IRRADIATING MY FOOD INTO NOTHINGNESS!

    You must be dumb
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone View Post
    I am dumb!
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    I can tell that you are only 24.... grow up
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    Microwaves were banned in russia. Not anymore though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killerkanadia View Post
    errrr....
    http://www.relfe.com/microwave.html
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    As a result microwave ovens were banned in Russia in 1976; the ban was lifted after Perestroika.
    So in the 80s they were unbanned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killerkanadia View Post
    So in the 80s they were unbanned.

    Yeah because of politics.... just like cigarette smoking is still legal.... The question was... "Is there any healthy microwavable food" the answer has to be "NO" because microwaving is UNHEALTHY. I hope this we can all agree on
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    That's probably safe to say, but the real question is how unhealthy is it to rewarm food in a microwave.
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    I grew up almost primarily on microwavable food because I grew up with a single mom who worked, so I sort of raised myself and fed myself. I didn't whither, I actually consider myself above average.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    I grew up almost primarily on microwavable food because I grew up with a single mom who worked, so I sort of raised myself and fed myself. I didn't whither, I actually consider myself above average.
    You're not a plant, silly.
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    btw, i still eat the **** out of TV dinners time to time, but there is no question my insides are crying when i do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killerkanadia View Post
    You're not a plant, silly.
    that's deep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killerkanadia View Post
    btw, i still eat the **** out of TV dinners time to time, but there is no question my insides are crying when i do.
    hard to beat re-heated pizza in my opinion. Dirty bulk, ftw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killerkanadia View Post
    That's probably safe to say, but the real question is how unhealthy is it to rewarm food in a microwave.
    I think Zero V made a good statment for that... making sure you use the best available options, like glass containers instead of plastic. I use the microwave from time to time, but obviously in the past (college) I used it daily. I feel as long as we know its not the most healthy way to cook and try to limit it to rare occasions its perfectly fine to use a microwave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zodiiac523 View Post
    nah, I know it wasnt you that said that.. I do cook my meat, however i dont have the time on my lunch break to drive home and cook 2 pieces of chicken, I do all my cooking first thing of a morning and use the microwave at work to re-heat my lunch, only things i microwave is lunch (only on days i work) and my breakfast oats..
    Make a lot in advance like 10-15 breasts and a roast. In school or at workl people always laughed when they saw the cooler...but not when we were in the gym =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    hard to beat re-heated pizza in my opinion. Dirty bulk, ftw.
    Fresh homemade pizza lol?
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    i use the microwave from time to time..but i try to avoid it if i can..i have been using the oven to heat my food..only time i use the microwave now is if i running late for school or work...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacktail View Post
    Make a lot in advance like 10-15 breasts and a roast. In school or at workl people always laughed when they saw the cooler...but not when we were in the gym =)
    hell bro, i dont give a damn what those people think.. they already look at me weird carrying my gallon jug around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zodiiac523 View Post
    hell bro, i dont give a damn what those people think.. they already look at me weird carrying my gallon jug around.
    haha right on man
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    Organic Bistro is probably the healthiest i've seen for microwavable,and the only thing that somewhat resembles/tastes like a home cooked meal. Sodium levels are on the low end which is a big bonus,i think the highest i saw on one was 250mg. The price tag is expensive though 6.00 per meal....ouch.
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    ok, so i made my oats this morning on stove top for sh*ts and gigs they taste alot better than microwaved, going to make them like this from now on..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacktail View Post
    If it is just heating it up, why does it taste like **** and not the normal delicious way the food should taste?

    I highly doubt the nutrition is the same as meat lightly seared in a pan or on a grill with a bit of OO or veggies for that matter.
    With that argument then any bad tasting food must be bad for you. I bet if you grew up eating microwaved food you would find pan searing to be gross.

    LOL @ whoever talked about "radiation". We're talking about microwaves here and he makes it sound like we're cooking with plutonium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcproffy View Post
    With that argument then any bad tasting food must be bad for you. I bet if you grew up eating microwaved food you would find pan searing to be gross.

    LOL @ whoever talked about "radiation". We're talking about microwaves here and he makes it sound like we're cooking with plutonium.
    What is your malfunction? I didn't realize I had to spoon feed an exact and detailed description on why something tasted bad eg, rubbery,dry, limited flavor and I could go on. I did grow up eating microwaved food and I still find it disgusting, thats a bad argument IMO since it doesn't count on the human palette being able to recognize and differentiate between what something should or shouldn't taste like. Ever drink rotten milk? Moldy bread? Get my point?
    There is a difference between preferences and food that is almost inedible. You obviously have no culinary experience.

    Also you have no idea what constitutes radiation or it's effects. I bet you think its also benign to fly in an airplane all the time...
  

  
 

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