Get Your Veggie On
Steaming is one of the healthiest ways to prepare vegetables. It helps keep them fresh-tasting and crisp -- plus, steaming makes vegetables easier to digest than when served raw. Steaming also helps lock in nutrients rather than cooking them away during longer and more intense preparation methods such as boiling or roasting.
Little (to no) equipment necessary
All you really need is a pot or a pan with enough space for your vegetable of choice; however, steamer pots and baskets are relatively inexpensive and handy tools to have in the kitchen.
How to steam your veggies
The process of steaming vegetables is simple. The trick is in the timing: The larger the vegetable, the longer the cook time. So, if you're steaming a vegetable for the first time, keep a close eye on its progress to avoid overcooking.
Steam vegetables in a few easy steps:
standard cook times
Though steamed vegetables are flavorful and great on their own, here are a few serving suggestions to try throughout the week:
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