Get steamy in the kitchen! Steaming veggies until they’re tender-crisp helps keep their fresh taste, nutrients, colour, and crunch. Steaming takes very little time so you can get veggies to your table in a snap. If you don’t have a steaming basket, cook veggies in a small amount of water in a pot. Cover and cook for just a couple of minutes. Drain and enjoy!
If time constraints, cost, reliance on convenience meals, and unfamiliarity with cooking skills are some of the barriers you face to home cooking, you're in luck. This year's Nutrition Month campaign from Dietitians of Canada, Simply Cook and Enjoy, seeks to inspire Canadians to get back to cooking basics and involve children and youth in food preparation.