Microwaving Veggies?

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  1. The Saggin' Nutz

    The Saggin' Nutz New Member

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    Lately I have been buying veggies in a bag that you place in the microwave and steam them? not they same as properly cooking them or is it? do you lose nutrictional value by doing this?
     
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    no link for article, but i read on tmuscle.com that steaming, stir frying or microwaving your veggies is how to do it.

    Boiling is where you start to lose nutritional value.
     
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    cooking in shitty plastic bag might not be the healthiest thing if you believe that sort of thing
     
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    thanks for the post guys.. I undertsnad the plastic is not great, but sometimes its much easier to pop it in when I am in a rush
     
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    buy the economy bag of frozen veggies from costco/sams/whatever. its cheaper. Then portion it out into plastic baggies, and stick back in the bag. then when its time to cook, just grab a bag, dump, cook.

    I do this with my frozen steak strips and chicken breasts. It takes less than 5 mins to partition the entire bag into serving sizes if done all at once (weighing stuff out on the food scale.) Makes it so much easier when it comes time to cook. Even easier for cooking in bulk. I am going to prepare 10 meals at the beginning of the week, grab ten sandwhich baggies of frozen chicken, BLAM DONE.
     
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    some vitamins can be lost when freezing on the other hand, microwaving is probably one of the most beneficial ways of cooking veges to retain nutrients.
     
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    i usually do things like these

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    last night I had a bag of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots when lightly melted cheese.. whole things was 150 calories
     
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    I just leave run hot water from the tap over mine to thaw them out.. then eat :dunno:
     
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    any more i just put the giant back of green beans in the fridge instead of the freezer. I don't cook them at all, just rinse off, put in tupperware and crush at work with appropriate meal.
     
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    spinach + microwave is awesome
     
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    my friend told me that microwaving food destroys all nutrients. true?
     
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    Heat denatures them but I don't know about losing all value.

    Best bet is to eat raw, but eating them at all is going to be better than not.
     
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