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Feeling hungry at work? 5 yummy snacks you can make in your office microwave

Try these five delicious and easy-to-make snacks in your office microwave to keep you energized and satisfied throughout the day. Perfect for a quick and tasty break!

Written By: Muskan Gupta @guptamuskan_ New Delhi Published on: July 11, 2024 21:05 IST
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We’ve all been there during mid-afternoon hits, and so does the hunger. Instead of reaching for a boring snack or, worse, vending machine junk food, why not whip up something tasty and satisfying in your office microwave? From microwave mug omelette to microwave popcorn, here are five easy and delicious snacks you can make in just a few minutes.

1. Microwave Mug Omelette


2 eggs

2 tablespoons milk
Salt and pepper to taste
A handful of diced vegetables (like bell peppers, spinach, or tomatoes)
Shredded cheese (optional)


  • Crack the eggs into a microwave-safe mug and whisk with a fork.
  • Add milk, salt, and pepper, and mix well.
  • Stir in the diced vegetables and cheese if using.
  • Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, stopping every 30 seconds to stir, until the eggs are fully cooked.
  • Enjoy your fluffy and protein-packed omelette straight from the mug.

2. Microwave Nachos


Tortilla chips
Shredded cheese
Optional toppings: sliced jalapeños, olives, sour cream, guacamole


  • Spread a layer of tortilla chips on a microwave-safe plate.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese evenly over the chips.
  • Microwave on high for 30-60 seconds, or until the cheese is melted.
  • Top with salsa and any other desired toppings.
  • Dig into these crunchy, cheesy nachos.

3. Microwave Sweet Potato Chips


1 sweet potato
Olive oil
Salt and pepper


  • Thinly slice the sweet potato using a mandoline or a sharp knife.
  • Toss the slices in a little olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Arrange the slices in a single layer on a microwave-safe plate.
  • Microwave on high for 3-5 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the chips are crispy.
  • Enjoy these healthier, homemade chips.

4. Microwave Popcorn


1/4 cup popcorn kernels
1 brown paper lunch bag
Salt and butter (optional)


  • Pour the popcorn kernels into the brown paper bag.
  • Fold the top of the bag over twice to seal it.
  • Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, or until there’s a 2-second gap between pops.
  • Carefully open the bag (watch out for steam) and season with salt and butter if desired.
  • Munch on this classic, light snack.

5. Microwave Apple Crisp


1 apple, peeled, cored, and sliced
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon oats
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Place the apple slices in a microwave-safe bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar, oats, and cinnamon.
  • Sprinkle the mixture over the apples.
  • Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, or until the apples are tender.
  • Enjoy this warm and comforting dessert.

These quick and easy microwave snacks are perfect for satisfying your hunger at work. They’re not only delicious but also much healthier than many store-bought options. Happy snacking!

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