Need to Cook Vegetables Fast?

Man Cooking Veggies in Microwave Oven

You probably have a microwave in the kitchen, but you may not be using it to its full advantage. Perhaps you just pop popcorn in the microwave or you simply use it to heat up leftovers. The good news is that your microwave offers you a fast way to cook healthy foods, such as veggies. More microwaveable products are available today, making it easier to get your vegetable servings quickly. Of course, make sure you look at the packaging to look for any added fat, salt, and sugar. 

Tips for More Delicious Veggies

Sometimes your microwave veggies won’t look the same as veggies you roast or cook on the stovetop. However, you can use a few tips to make sure you get delicious veggies every time when using your microwave.

  • Before you cook your veggies, marinade them in your favorite marinade for a flavor boost.
  • Glaze veggies with a delicious BBQ sauce, teriyaki sauce, or even your favorite steak sauce.
  • Add a bit of melted cheese to microwave veggies for a delicious topping.
  • Make use of a brown-and-sear microwaveable pan for tastier microwave veggies.
  • Before you microwave your veggies, sear them for a flavor boost.

Ensuring the Best Veggie Cooking in Your Microwave

Your microwave comes with multiple power levels, and you’ll need to choose the right power setting for the best results. Since fresh veggies have a high water content, they’ll cook best on the highest power setting.

When cooking in the microwave, sometimes veggies don’t heat evenly, but your turntable should eliminate this problem. Make sure your turntable is rotating food, which will help prevent hot spots while the veggies cook. Rotating vegies while they cook can also help them cook more evenly. Always make sure that you only use containers that are microwave safe. 

Fresh veggies are an important part of your diet, and if you don’t have time to cook them in the oven or on the stove, use your microwave. Learn this and other ways to improve your diet and lose weight by contacting the Metabolic Research Center today.


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