Sunday, 1 December 2013

Steam to Skillet Vegetables

I like to keep experimenting with a healthy side, growing up I didn't enjoy my vegetables as much as I should have or do now, besides carrots, onions, lettuce and cucumbers. Those where as far as my vegetables got at a young age. I slowly started to incorporate vegetables more and more as my teen years progressed and my young adult years. The health benefits of vegetables are great and none are better the broccoli.

This green plant is high in Vitamin C and dietary fiber, it is rich in lutein and is great for the human immune response system which boosts DNA repair. What you need to remember is that broccoli is best steamed or stir fried, boiling broccoli will reduce all the health benefits you would get from this great vegetable. I like to add a variety of vegetables to go along with broccoli, carrots are normally my companion choice but you can add any vegetable that you enjoy.

Inspired by Family


Steam to Skillet Vegetables Recipe
Servings: 2  Prep Time: 2 minutes  Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Steamed Vegetables

1 medium size broccoli head, trimmed
250g of baby carrots
4 cloves of garlic, sliced
2 tbsp of unsalted butter
1 tbsp of lemon juice
salt to taste


1- Place one cup of water in a medium sized pot and bring to a boil.
2- Use a mesh wire basket and place inside pot making sure it does not touch the water, add broccoli and carrots to basket, close lid and let steam for 10 minutes.
3- Melt butter in skillet on low/medium heat and once butter is melted add garlic.
4- Take broccoli and carrots from wire basket and add to skillet with lemon juice, sautee for 5 minutes adding sea salt, stir and serve hot.
5- Enjoy !!!

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