In all the craziness that occurs most mornings ‒ getting up early, going to work, trying not to fall back asleep ‒ it’s highly unlikely that you have time to cook a five-course meal. Instead, you might settle for a quick protein bar or even skip breakfast altogether. While both these options might seem like a good idea at the time, studies have shown that skipping breakfast can lead to overeating and declined mental functioning during the day.
Why not cook up some egg whites for breakfast instead? You can do this in a flash using the microwave, and the best part is that it doesn’t zap away their nutrients. Eat them on their own or throw them in your morning smoothie. Either way, cooking eggs whites in the microwave couldn’t be easier.
How to Cook Egg Whites in a Microwave Using a Mug
Eating egg whites is a great way to add some extra protein to your diet. You might be used to cooking them on the stovetop, which is a great method. The trouble is that it’s not ideal when you’re in a hurry; it’s time-consuming and requires more supervision.
Instead, you need a quick method that will get you out the door in no time with breakfast-on-the-go. That’s where the microwave comes in, and you only need egg whites, a microwave-safe mug and non-stick cooking spray.
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Start by adding the ingredients to the mug; then microwave them on high for 1 minute. Stir, then cook for an additional 30 seconds. Ensure that the egg whites are fully cooked to help prevent any harmful bacteria.
How to Cook Egg Whites in a Microwave Using an Egg Cooker
Since eggs are one of the most common foods eaten around the world, it’s not surprising that you can purchase all different kinds of egg accessories. For instance, take your egg obsession to a whole new level by buying egg steamers, egg cutters and even egg sandwich makers. This list now includes an egg cooker, which is helpful for cooking egg whites in the microwave.
One of these products is the Egg-Tastic cooker, which can cook up to four eggs at a time. It has a double ceramic pot that makes it possible to cook eggs in many different ways, such as scrambled, poached and even as an omelet. It has a non-slip bottom and non-stick surface that will make cooking your eggs super-quick and easy.
Liquid Egg White Recipes
Eggs whites can get pretty boring without the yolk. You can still make some delicious egg white dishes, including high-protein pancakes, breakfast cups, veggie omelets, spinach egg white quiche bowls, breakfast pizzas, and even apple and spinach smoothies.
When adding egg yolks to smoothies, make sure to use pasteurized eggs to help ensure they don’t contain salmonella or other foodborne pathogens.
How to Make Cheesy Egg Whites in the Microwave
This cheesy egg whites recipe by All Whites Egg Whites is anything but boring, and it only takes a few minutes to make.
Total Time: 5 minutes | Prep Time: 3 minutes | Serves: 1
- 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/8 teaspoon dried dill weed or basil leaves
- 1 tablespoon non-fat milk
- Spray non-stick cooking spray inside a microwave-safe mug.
- Stir eggs, milk, 1 tablespoon cheese, salt, herbs and pepper in the mug with a fork or a beater.
- Microwave the mug on high for 1 minute.
- Stir, and microwave for 30 more seconds.
- Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of cheese.
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