healthy diet recipe steamed vegetables

Steamed Vegetables

In this video, my son, Step, and I prepare one of the simplest and most healthy dishes I know of – steamed vegetables. While you can steam almost any kind of vegetable, I chose cruciferous veggies and leafy greens for this recipe because of the immense health benefits they can provide!

Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, and leafy greens like kale and Swiss chard are loaded with cancer-fighting compounds, and they are high in Vitamins K, A and C. Full of phytonutrients and fiber, they also help us detoxify our bodies. Additionally, steamed vegetables are not only low in calories, but are low-glycemic, which makes them great a dietary choice for prevention of diabetes, obesity and heart disease!

Whether as a main dish or a side, steamed veggies are a must with any meal! Be sure to use organic produce when possible, especially with leafy greens, bell peppers, carrots, green beans, and summer squash, which tend to be highest in pesticides. Bon appetit!

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  1. Jeff

    on March 8, 2014 at 5:51 am


    Always eat my veggies raw or in a veggie smoothie. Wow… Quick and easy, You got my attention, I’ve got a new menu item, Thank you.

  2. Patricia Wratten

    on October 2, 2014 at 6:38 pm


    We recently renovated out kitchen and have added a steam oven. It is wonderful!!

  3. Dana Allison

    on January 11, 2015 at 9:01 pm


    Off hand I believe that Dr. Sinatra would go along with the notion of eating as if I were a rabbit invading my garden, or that moose who eats my Swiss Chard, or the robins who eat the cherries before I am up early enough to pick them. Do the rabbits, the moose, or the robins have messages for us?

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