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    Healthy Steamed Vegetables

    Healthy Steamed Vegetables. Photo by Elly in Canada

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    25 mins

    7 mins

    18 mins

    Pagan's Note:

    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 need...it's that easy! :) You can use any variety of vegetables in season, or not...even frozen vegetables. One cup [cooked weight] is one serving.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1/3 cup broccoli
    • 2 baby carrots, sliced into rounds
    • 1/4 cup summer squash, sliced into rounds
    • 1/4 cup zucchini, sliced into rounds
    • 2 ounces red bell peppers, sliced in bite-sized lengths

    Directions:

    1. 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. 2
      Deposit vegetables with a light salting and garlic to taste; season salt may be used, to taste.
    3. 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. 4
      Remove to a bowl and serve as is.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 20, 2009

      55

      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]

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    • on February 13, 2009

      45

      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.

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    Nutritional Facts for Healthy Steamed Vegetables

    Serving Size: 1 (166 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 41.5
     
    Calories from Fat 3
    88%
    Total Fat 0.4 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 30.4 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 9.0 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    11%
    Sugars 5.0 g
    20%
    Protein 2.2 g
    4%

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