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!