Food.Fun.Stuff: Steam those Veggies!

[ 1 ] March 26, 2009 |

JKGF is the master of shopping online…we almost refuse to go to any store, except, of course, our favorite place, the grocery store:-) The rest of the shopping, however, we choose to do online and have now discovered our newest online fetish… Not only do we love looking at all the goodies that we dream about making our next dish in, we were able to catch up with the faces behind the screen to help us with finding the right steamer. We love veggies and sometimes it is just so much better to steam them ensuring you get all the nutrients, but we’re no experts…here’s what the experts had to say:

When we decide to eat healthy, we not only need to keep in mind the types of food we choose to consume but also the way we cook them. Using a few tools in our cookware sets to steam various types of food is the smartest choice we can make when on the road to adapting a healthier lifestyle and we’re going to go through a few options you can consider for your next nutritious meal!

We choose certain ingredients for our meals because we enjoy the flavor and one way to retain that deliciousness is by using a steamer. Fresh vegetables, fish, chicken, rice, and eggs are all popular items to use in a steamer in order to retain the flavor of the dish and do away with extra oils and fats that can be added through other cooking methods such as grilling or frying. Not only will a steamer preserve the flavor of your meal but it will also maintain the amount of nutrients your body needs on a daily basis. Important minerals and vitamins found in vegetables such as broccoli and mushrooms as well as Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish won’t get lost during the cooking process.

While you’re shopping for a food steamer, consider the features each model provides such as removable steam trays to help in cleaning or a compartmentalized arrangement so that you can separate different types of foods for your meal. Tiered models or steamers that include multiple dividers offer the option to turn on the steamer for only those areas that contain food which will significantly cut down on your energy costs. Also, many models offer a timer that you can set for steaming large amounts of meat or fish, allowing you to concentrate on preparing a dinner side or dessert. Many steamers have a durable plastic or stainless steel construction along with a water level indicator that can be adjusted for customized steaming.

We hope you find it helpful for those of you who have asked us about healthier eating options including selecting the right steamer. And check out, they have some pretty cool stuff for the foodie at heart;-)

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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  1. Richard says:

    Awesome and informative post!

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