Busy cooks rely on the microwave to cook many kinds of foods. For a quick and healthy side dish, microwave fresh spears of asparagus in just minutes. Cook asparagus until it's crisp tender and tasty; overcooking will make it soggy.
Heat and serve pasta sauce is quick and convenient but is often high in sodium. Low-sodium varieties are available, but you're more likely to find them at natural food stores. Higher sodium: Bertolli Tomato & Basil Spaghetti Sauce. Per serving (1/2 cup):