Healthy Steamed Vegetables

Total Time
Prep 7 mins
Cook 18 mins

This is the healthiest way you can eat vegetables. When served raw, if not chewed thoroughly, vegetables can cause polyps to form on the inner tract of the colon. If boiled or canned, the vitamins are diminished. Proper steaming of your vegetables leaves the vitamins and minerals intact, while also saving your tummy lots of trouble. It's delicious, too! Multiply this recipe by the number of adult servings you's that easy! :) You can use any variety of vegetables in season, or not...even frozen vegetables. One cup [cooked weight] is one serving.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 13 cup broccoli
  • 2 baby carrots, sliced into rounds
  • 14 cup summer squash, sliced into rounds
  • 14 cup zucchini, sliced into rounds
  • 2 ounces red bell peppers, sliced in bite-sized lengths


  1. Set up your steamer inside your pot with 1 1/2" water in the bottom of the pot and heat over medium-high heat until water is boiling.
  2. Deposit vegetables with a light salting and garlic to taste; season salt may be used, to taste.
  3. Replace lid and steam until vegetables are tender, but not mushy. Fork will insert easily, but will not tear veggies apart, when done.
  4. Remove to a bowl and serve as is.


Most Helpful

I usually steam my vegetables & season them after they're done, but this way works very well, too! Done this way, they definitely could not be healthier as far as we're concerned! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Healthy Choices ABC tag]

Sydney Mike July 20, 2009

I used this method to steam some frozen vegetables and it worked perfectly, it takes more time to cook than fresh vegetables. The subtle flavours of the garlic and salt were a perfect seasoning. I mixed the vegetables with steamed rice and served it with a chicken dish.

Elly in Canada February 13, 2009

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