Quick Veggies for Any Microwave Chef

Woman Juggling Vegetables in Front of Microwave

For years, you’ve desperately desired to lose weight. Due to your numerous work, family, social, and charitable responsibilities, you fear you’ll never have enough time to cook delicious, healthy meals at home. When your life slows down, you vow to start dieting. If you can relate to this scenario, consider utilizing your microwave more often. You might be amazed at how many healthy, tasty veggies you can prepare in this convenient appliance.

Microwave Cooking Can Preserve Nutrients

For the time-starved chef, the microwave is an invaluable tool. Instead of roasting veggies in the oven for an hour or more, you can safely cook them in the microwave in mere minutes. Microwaving can also preserve vital nutrients contained in foods. When boiling or blanching veggies, you often pour water-soluble nutrients down the drain of your sink. Due to the minimal contact your microwave veggies have with water, this problem doesn’t occur. Because your veggies are cooked quickly, health-benefiting nutrients also aren’t as prone to being destroyed from prolonged exposure to high temperatures. 

How to Prepare Healthy Vegetable Dishes

To prepare mouth-watering, veggie dishes in your microwave, adhere to a few important steps including: 

  • Placing your veggies in a microwave safe container
  • Covering veggies with a minimal amount of water
  • Placing a paper towel, microwave safe, plastic wrap, or a glass lid on top of the container
  • Remove veggies from the microwave once they’re tender
  • Season veggies after they’re cooked 

Quick Vegetables for Today's Time-Starved Chef

Great veggie options to prepare in the microwave include:

  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Green beans
  • Peas
  • Onion
  • Corn

In addition to veggies, you can cook warm, comforting bowls of soup in the microwave. Manhattan clam chowder, New England clam chowder, corn chowder, and broccoli and cheese soup can all be prepared in your convenient, microwave oven.

If you’re interested in learning how to cook healthy vegetables, snacks and entrees, consider scheduling a free consultation with a representative at a Metabolic Research Center today.



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