Microwaves are convenient, but they aren’t necessarily better.
Nevermind the fact that they make your food too moist and soggy, microwaves can also affect nutrients.
Although micowaving food is convenient and reduces your dish load, there are other options that are healthier and just as easy.
All you really need in your arsenal is a stainless steel or cast iron pot and a stove.
How To Reheat Your Leftovers
1. Spaghetti, chilli, soup and other main dishes with liquid
Place the food in an appropriately-sized saucepan and warm up over medium heat. Since sauces can get thicken after being refrigerated, add roughly a ¼ cup of water at a time until it reaches the right consistency. Just be aware that some sauces will naturally get thinner as it warms up.
2. Plain meat, potatoes or steamed veggies
Choose a saucepan or frying pan that will fit all your ingredients. Add a bit of water, oil and/or broth to your pan and heat up your leftovers over low heat. Stir regularly until warm. If your food isn’t seasoned, you can simply heat it through the use of a steamer.
3. whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, etc..)
Season your pan with olive oil or butter to prevent your grains from sticking. Add the grains and slowly heat up, stirring frequently. You can also add a bit of water or broth to keep the grains moist. Once hot, turn off the heat, cover the pan and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
4. pasta and other noodles
Pour a tablespoon of olive oil and a few tablespoons of water into a medium saucepan. The water will create steam as it boils, keeping your noodles moist. Add noodles and cover with a lid to prevent the steam from rising. Add more water as needed, but remember that too much may make your noodles soggy.
5. Porridge and oatmeal
Place your leftovers in a small saucepan add a generous amount of water or milk. Place over medium heat and cover. Stir regularly and add more liquid if necessary. You can melt a teaspoon of butter or coconut oil in your pan before using it to prevent your food from sticking to the pan.
6. Coffee, hot chocolate, and tea
Pour your drink into a small saucepan and heat over medium heat. Bring it to a simmer and enjoy! It’s not complicated and it takes roughly the same amount of time to heat up as if you used a microwave.
For drinks that burn easily, like milk and dairy product, pour them into a glass jar and set it in a saucepan full of warm water. Bring the water to a simmer over medium to medium-low heat and stir the contents of your jar.
7. Grilled sandwiches, casseroles, pizza and more!
Start by preheating your oven to 350°-375° F. Reheat your leftover for half an hour in a well-oiled pan or dish and cover with aluminum foil.
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