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Linda Yao is a student at the University of Pennsylvania, in the beautiful city of Philadelphia. Having grown up amidst music and art classes, she has an appreciation for the aesthetic, including the art of food. In pursuit of her passion for food, she loves sampling the best foods her city has to offer and enjoying time in the kitchen, exploring healthy options for desserts and entrees. Her biggest food weakness? Everything sweet, but especially dark chocolate. She hopes to influence those around her by sharing the joys of a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Breakfast Idea: Microwave Muffin

In the mornings, I sometimes plan to eat a healthy breakfast of yogurt and granola, milk and wheat cereal, or a bowl of oatmeal. But when I actually wake up, I feel much more tempted by a soft and crunchy Belgium waffle drenched in syrup or a slice of warm, sweet French toast topped with powdered sugar. In short, I want something warmer and tastier. But of course, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should be a healthy meal rich in nutrients.

As a college student, I really don’t have much time to prepare breakfast in the morning, however, so when I discovered the miracle that is a microwave muffin, I fell in love. Sweet but not too sweet, warm, tender, inviting, and nutritious, these muffins are perfect for mixing up your breakfast menu.

Microwave Pumpkin Muffin from Hungry Healthy Girl:


  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tbsp. ground flax
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • non-stick spray.

Spray mug with non-stick spray. Mix all ingredients in mug. Microwave for 5 minutes.


(Photo Credit: Hungry Healthy Girl)

(Photo Credit: Hungry Healthy Girl)

Berrylicious Microwave Minute Muffin from Blogilates:


  • ¼ cup of instant oatmeal
  • 1 handful of blueberries
  • 1 tbsp soymilk or almond milk
  • brown sugar to taste

Mix all ingredients in a mug and microwave for 1 minute to 1 minute and 30 seconds. The muffin should pop out of the mug when you flip it upside down.


(Photo Credit: Blogilates)

(Photo Credit: Blogilates)

Yes, it’s literally that easy!

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