Microwave Cooking: College Dorm Recipes in Bags and Bowls

We talk a big game how you can store in a Stasher, but did you know you can also cook in it? True story. In fact, one of the easiest and quickest ways to make a meal is by tossing some ingredients in a Stasher and popping it in the microwave. Even a college student in the smallest of dorms can pull off a meal like that. 

And the best part is, you can whip up some pretty healthy meals just with a few Stasher reusables, a microwave, and some imagination. We'll get you started with some inspo below. 

  • Make an egg omelette by cracking some eggs in a Stasher, toss in some onions, cheese, or other mix-ins, and pop it in the microwave for about a minute or minute and a half (depending on your microwaves' power). 
  • Switch it up and make poached eggs by steaming an egg in water in a 4-Cup Bowl.
  • Make guac right in a Stasher and use for omelette toppings, nachos, or sandwiches. 
  • Skip the hot plate and heat up your favorite soup in a Stand Up. 
  • Make warm oatmeal or overnight oats in a Stasher Bowl, Sandwich or Snack. Or, make a big batch in a Stand Up! 
  • Reheat or steam rice in a Stand Up
  • Throw some veggies, like broccoli, cauliflower, chopped squash, Brussels sprouts, and more into a 4-Cup or 6-Cup Bowl, Sandwich, Half Gallon, or Stand Up with salt, pepper, and butter for perfectly steamed veg side dish. 
  • Steam potatoes and top with your favorite toppings. 
  • Cook pasta noodles, and mix in your favorite marinara for an instant Italian meal. 
  • Heat water in the microwave then try this ramen hack, or these quick chili garlic noodles
  • Pro tip: reheating anything in a Stasher helps lock in moisture and keeps your food from getting dried out. Experimentation time! 

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