Eggs in a cup: a healthy, convenient and tasty meal

Hannah Glick, Contributing Writer

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Microwaved eggs can be a quick, healthy, and tasty snack for dorm dwellers. Photo courtesy of Hannah Glick.

I would like to dedicate this recipe to all those still living in dorms, particularly those juniors who must maintain residence in oven-deprived West Hall.

On a daily basis, the half-starved college student enjoys the delicacies of the Aramark lines but often cannot help reminiscing about the succulent home-cooked meals of high school. However, should time and scholarly duty confine him to his dorm to ponder the thoughts of Plato and Odysseus, he may find his stomach rumbling. When this does — and it will — occur, the less-than-independent thinker will turn to the common bag of chips or bowl of ramen. No matter how delicious, however, this will not only add an extra layer of winter pudge but will also cause his stomach to holler in opposition to the nutrient-preservatives. This dilemma illustrates the common conundrum: what do I eat?

Fear not, fellow Crusaders, for there are endless answers, and this humble writer would like to present one of the many possibilites.

Everyone knows about the esteemed cake in a cup; but what about an egg in a cup? Morning rush? Late night study party? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so here is a quick and easy answer.

What you need:
Two eggs
Bowl or mug
Microwave (provided even in West Hall)

Optional:
Spinach
Grape tomatoes
Avocado
Salt and pepper

What to Do:
Crack eggs into a mug or bowl and whisk, then add a handful of spinach. Place the bowl into the microwave for a minute and a half. However, proceed here with caution as the eggs may explode, leading to a lengthy scrub of your microwave. Once the eggs are cooked, your final product should be a light and fluffy creation, similar to what you would normally pull off of a skillet. When the eggs are done, slice up some avocado and tomatoes to toss on top, sprinkle with salt and pepper and voila! The entire process should take no more than five minutes.

Not only can you take this meal with you as you frantically run out the door for your 9 a.m. class, but you can also add whatever ingredients you want, making it heartier by adding slices of ham or shredded cheese.

If you are not fond of eggs, you can make a pizza with a tortilla, sliced cheese and pepperoni, microwave a baked potato (don’t forget to jab it with holes first), or cook power food like quinoa in the microwave and add vegetables like broccoli and carrots. Most importantly, remember to enjoy whatever you make.

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