Lisa's Easy Microwave Mug Recipes: Pizza, Cake, Rice Krispies Treats & More

Jun 3 2020
Question@2x Hi Lisa,

I love your live videos on Facebook! They really cheer me up, and I especially love all the microwave recipes you make in mugs. I’ve seen a few in recent emails but am wondering if I missed any! Can you recap them for me?

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Answer@2x Hi,

I’m so glad you’re enjoying the live videos -- I really love doing them! They make me feel connected to all of you while we’re safe at home. For anyone who doesn’t know, I go live on the Hungry Girl Facebook page most weeknights at 5pm PT/8pm ET with easy recipe creations, food finds, trivia, prizes, and more! A lot of the recipes are created the same day and make their official debut in an HG email at a later date, so the best way for anyone to make sure they never miss a recipe is to sign up for the daily emails. In the meantime, here are FIVE of my recent in-a-mug recipes. (Full disclosure: Sometimes I make them in a bowl.)

Rice Krispies Treat for One

Entire recipe: 104 calories, 2.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 120mg sodium, 19g carbs, 0g fiber, 6.5g sugars, 1g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 5*
Blue Plan (Freestyle™) SmartPoints® value 5*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 5*

This one might be the most popular so far, and with good reason. Everyone loves Rice Krispies Treats, but we can’t all be trusted around a whole panful… especially when we’re all spending so much time at home! This recipe allows us to make one perfect Rice Krispies Treat. Just three easy ingredients… Feel free to try it with different cereals too! 

EZ Mac & Cheese in a Mug

Entire recipe: 157 calories, 2.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 314mg sodium, 28g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 5g sugars, 7.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 4*
Blue Plan (FreestyleSmartPoints® value 4*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 1*

I’ve been eating more carbs these days, but that doesn’t mean I’m not smart about it. I like to cook up better-for-you pasta (like Banza) ahead of time, and then mix it with veggies or veggie noodles for a bigger serving. This recipe has an extra-special ingredient: Anthony’s Cheddar Cheese Powder! It’s super popular and sells out quickly on Amazon, so grab it if you can.

3-Ingredient Pineapple Cake in a Mug

Entire recipe: 135 calories, 1.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 244mg sodium, 27.5g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 16g sugars, 2.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 6*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 6*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 6*

I tend to ignore the box directions and combine cake mix with other ingredients. (You're not the boss of me, box!) This time, I paired yellow cake mix with pineapple and egg whites for an easy single-serving cake with tropical flair! If you’re looking to cut some sugar, grab a sugar-free cake mix, like the kind by Pillsbury.

Deep-Dish Cauliflower Pizza Bowl

Entire recipe: 217 calories, 7.5g total fat (3.5g sat fat), 892mg sodium, 19g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 3g sugars, 19g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 4*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 4*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 4*

This recipe gets you a pizza fix faster than delivery, and it’s way lower in starchy carbs than your average pizza. I can't say enough great things about turkey pepperoni… It makes anything taste like pizza! You can also add whatever pizza toppings you have on hand.

Peanut Butter Oatcake in a Mug

Entire recipe: 168 calories, 3.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 459mg sodium, 25g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 1.5g sugars, 11.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 4*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 4*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 2*

One of my favorite mug creations! It's wholesome enough that you could eat it for breakfast... but delicious enough that you'll want it for dessert. Powdered peanut butter is one of my favorite ingredients -- it packs SO MUCH real peanut flavor, but since it's made from defatted peanuts, it has only around 25 calories per tablespoon. Another find worth ordering on Amazon!

Hungry for More?

To see ALL my recent at-home recipe creations, check out these video playlists! Click here for YouTube, and click here for Facebook. You can also subscribe to the YouTube channel so you never miss an episode!

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⭑ Madison reveals how she hit a milestone goal of losing 100 lbs.
⭑ With so much she can’t control, Melanie learned to embrace the things she CAN control
⭑ Erin is using the extra time at home to exercise more and prepare healthy meals
… and so much more!

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