Wow, thank you so much for the ideas. I love the idea to put them with pasta. And the squash with parmesan...I am gonna definitely try this...it sounds so good!
Tonight I had steamed broccoli with mushrooms....so good! I really appreciate all the suggestions! :)
Edited by: CARLY241 at: 1/14/2013 (18:54)
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yellow squash & zucchini are very good steamed with a little parmesan or asiago cheese. If you like to 'kick it up a notch' add some red pepper flakes BAM!
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Thanks for the tip, Yojulez! I prefer roasted, too, but will eat steamed if I've already had my servings of healthy oil during the day. Several of the brands of veggies have the steam packaging, too. You put the whole bag in the microwave without opening it and cook according to the time listed. They turn out really tasty with a little Mrs. Dash or a tad of sea salt and pepper.
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Broccoli is my favorite thing to eat steamed (I prefer roasted but steaming is less calories since you don't need oil). I just take a glass bowl, put in a bit of water at the bottom (maybe 1/4 of a cup? Depends how much broccoli I'm steaming), put in the chopped up florets, then put a plate on top of the bowl (it's very fancy LOL) and put in the microwave for 3 min if fresh, 6 min if frozen. Comes out perfect every time.
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I tend to steam italian blend and california blend frozen veggies and I eat them with whole wheat pasta and marinara sauce for lunch most days of the week.
Steaming is SUPER easy. Just be sure to watch the veggies so they don't get over-done. If they start to get pale, they're overcooking. You want them to be hot, but still brightly colored.
Asparagus is a good source for Vitamins A, C, K, Folic Acid. Just 25 calories for 8 spears these spears will naturally detoxify your body, lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
Broccoli One of the best vegtables in nutrients is a low glycemic food. Rich in fiber and vitamin C, broccoli is even more beneficial than eating an orange. Eat Your Broccoli to Lower Heart Risks...lightly steaming will help you gaion all the nutients....low in calories too! . Cabbage High in vitamins K, C, D, and in calicium, magnessium and potssium & because of it's high water content it is a great dieting tool. Also lowers cholesterol. Add some caraway seeds after cooking...oh yum.
String Beans have an insulin producing quality and at about 40 calories per cup can help to prevent blood sugar from rising..to me these taste great lightly steamed with Seasame seeds ontop.
Tomato is a natural antiseptic and loaded with vitamins A, C, and K. Low in fat and can be baked easily with a sprinkle of Rosemary.
Try califlower, brussel sprouts, even red potatoes... They have less starch than white potatoes and have the ability to digest slowly. They are high in nutrition, Vitamin C, potassium & fiber. 1 medium potato has 110 calories and is 99% aft free. Add yogurt or sour cream instead of butter. I recommend eating red potatoes in moderation, maybe one a week. Add some Ground of cracked pepper to stay healthy...black pepper helps weight loss & has a natural anti-biotic affect, as well as, a great dieatary source of fiber, potassium, iron, vitamins C and K, The the outer layer of the peppercorn contains substances that can accelerate metabolism, yes it's true....
Fill half you plate with veggies and you will lose weight!
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Pretty much any of them. Go look in the freezer section, and see those packs of steamfresh? Snow peas, broccoli, water chestnuts, carrots, cauliflower, bell peppers... you name it, you steam it. :)
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