Microwaving your vegetables is easy, but steaming them retains more nutritional value
..... use as little water and as short a cooking time as possible to minimize loss of vitamins when microwaving. Maybe even try stir-frying the broccoli.
May help determining the portion size too as steaming or stir frying wont shrink the brocooli as much.
Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 7/14/2013 (10:55)
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The nutrition tracker has cooked and uncooked broccoli. Generally a cup raw or 1/2 cup cooked with loads of veges. I agree where it comes to weighing your food. I am a right stickler for that. A few grams here and a few grams there soon adds up!
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I measure my vegetables in the form that I'm going to eat them. And I do it by weight in grams. It is more accurate, and you don't have to worry about squishing the vegetables.
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I'll scoop out about a cup of broccoli (for instance) and heat it in the microwave, When it is done, it has collapsed on itself and only fills about half cup. Which do I use for the serving size, 1 cup or half a cup?
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