Quick Tip: Keep the Vitamins in Your Veggies
For peak nutritional value, try not to overcook your vegetables. Sometimes, this requires a little finesse. When cooking broccoli, for example, the florets are often overdone by the time the stems are tender and valuable nutrients are lost. Separate the florets from the stems and add them to the boiling water (or steamer basket) a few minutes after you start cooking the stems. That way, they’ll all be done at the same time and you’ll keep more of the vitamins in your veggies.