I just use tupperwares for this. I have steamed broccoli and carrots almost every day with my lunch, so this is my method.
By leaving one corner of the tupperware slightly undone you won't risk the hot air blowing the lid off. Although this may be purely entertaining to your kids if you wish to try it out.
I always drain the water out of the tupperware by hand and then wrap the veggies up in a paper towel for a sec to get off the excess water. I don't like wet soggy vegetables. You could definitely use a colander or strainer here...neither of which I have, so I go Bounty. I also don't like doing 9 million dishes, and this cuts down on that.
I love my steamed veggies over fresh spinach with a little drizzle of fat free honey dijon dressing, or some salsa... and there you have it. The easiest way to steam your veggies...ever. The quicker the food is on my plate/in my stomach the better. You can also use a ziplock bag or the steam fresh bags to do the same thing.
I decided that I am going to try and bring my boot campers a new healthy recipe once a week to try, and tonight it was my fave low-fat banana chocolate chip muffins. They are whole wheat and super delish. I like making muffins vs. bread because I can freeze them and eat them over a longer span of time, and they are portion controlled.
Low Fat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
2 egg whites
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
¼ cup fat free milk
½ cup sugar
2 ripe bananas (mashed)
1 ½ cup whole-wheat flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ cup chocolate chips
Directions Mix wet ingredients first. Add dry ingredients Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Makes 16 muffins.
Nutrition Facts: (for one muffin) Calories: 99 Fat 1 g Carbs: 20.9 g Fiber: 1 g Sugar: 9.7 g Protein: 2.1 g
put out the cute holiday candy that I don't even care that I'm not eating it? Probably.
Thank you so much mom. You absolutely made my day!!
You want to know what else made my day?? All of my new followers and bloggy friends that entered the February Favorites Mix Giveaway...(which btw if you haven't entered yet you should.) I am SO excited to get to know all of you and read all of your awesome blogs!!
What is your favorite way to eat your vegetables? I think roasted is my favorite. I love this vegetable bake that my mom created. I really like fresh veggies in a salad bar too! Do you like banana bread? I think it is has one of the most heavenly smells that baked goods can have. I was just thinking how yummy it would be to make french toast with banana bread. I think I am always dreaming about food. ;)