Spring is right around the corner! With the warm weather comes a few of our favorite things; longer days, blooming flowers, long walks outside, and of course, cooking some delicious spring meals in our Supersteam+ 1.1 Cu. Ft. Combination Steam and Convection Oven. For us, springtime is all about a fresh start and eating healthy foods, so we put together some tips on how to bump up the health factor on some of the spring meals.
Keep it fresh with steam
Spring is the best season for cooking because of the availability of healthy foods like fresh vegetables. Fresh vegetables make the best side dishes for every meal because they’re tasty, packed with nutrients and best of all, easy to prepare. One of our favorite ways to cook veggies is to steam them in the Supersteam+ because it seals the flavors in so there is no need for added fats from oils. Our Supersteam+ uses Superheated steam which gets up to 485 degrees and can singe right through paper. Fish and shellfish are also great to cook with Superheated steam because this method of cooking doesn’t dry out the delicate fish, preserving its natural flavors.
Skip the salt
Another great thing about cooking with steam? There is no need for salting your foods because the steam has the tendency to wash off any added seasoning. Instead, we recommend seasoning with fresh lemon juice once the food is fully cooked.
Grow your own
You can also get a boost of added flavor by seasoning with fresh herbs. Once spring begins, many gardens begin to bloom. One of our favorite things to grow are fresh herbs to add an extra flavor boost to any meal. Some favorites include thyme, rosemary, basil, and mint.
The start of the season has us excited for the longer and warmer days to come. We can’t wait to start cooking up healthy meals while sitting outside and soaking up some springtime.
Know an effective and healthy cooking tip that’s perfect for spring? Let us know in the comments below!