I’m well into Day 2 of my microwave fast, and it’s going swimmingly! In fact, it’s going so well, that I’m making this into a one-week microwave fast. And then…who knows? I may never look back.
A few things I’ve learned so far:
No microwave means more planning ahead
Superman has a sweet potato every morning with his breakfast. Normally, I nuke his potato, scoop out the insides (he doesn’t eat the skins), and sprinkle it with some salt. But baking a sweet potato every morning would take quite some time…so, I planned ahead and baked a few potatoes the night before my “fast” started, and put them into individual containers in the fridge.
In the morning, I heated some oil in a skillet and threw the pre-cooked sweet potato in, fried for a few minutes until a bit crisp on the outside, and served. Not bad at all!
Another thing I’ve learned is I don’t mind using water heated on the stove for my tea instead of zapping it every few minutes to keep it hot
I’m going to invest in something like THIS, but in the meantime, I feel very June Cleaver-ish continually pouring hot water into my mug.
I have a lot more dishes this way
This has probably been one of the biggest drawbacks. It feels as though I’m constantly washing a pot or pan. I’m definitely washing a lot more dishes, but I’m trying to wash a pan as soon as I’m done with it, and not even place it in the sink, so I don’t end up with a big ol’ discouraging pile of dishes after 10 minutes.
It makes me happy seeing the microwave unplugged
It probably sounds weird, but I’m filled with a sense of accomplishment and happiness not using the microwave. I really do feel it’s better for us. Sure, it’s taking a bit more time, more leg work, and is not as convenient. But so far it’s worth it. And I can see it continuing to be worth it.
For those of you participating in the challenge, how has it been for you?