Healthy Cooking

 


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Healthy Cooking Tips

 

  • One of the healthiest ways to cook vegetables to preserve vitamin and mineral levels is by steaming. For a quick and healthy meal, use a double decker steamer to cook a tray of mixed vegetables along with another dish such as hard boiled eggs or a batch of basamati rice all at the same time.

  • When cutting vegetables for salads and soups, save the stems, peelings and leftover parts of vegetables in a container in your refrigerator. Every couple of days, or when the container is full, use the scraps to make a nutritious vegetable broth by putting the scraps in a crock pot with some water. Let the mixture simmer for at least several hours.

    Save the broth for use in stews, soups, gravies, etc. If you don't have a use for the vegetable broth right away, pour the broth into ice cube trays and freeze for future use.

    You can make condensed canned soup more nutritious and flavorful by adding and heating the soup with the frozen veggie broth cubes instead of plain water.

  • Use a steamer to lightly steam a big assortment of fresh vegetables each day. Don't throw out the water when you are done. Save the water from the steamed vegetable for use in stews, soups, rice and gravies. Save unused portions in ice cube trays for future use.

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