The speed at which we prepare and cook food has a direct impact on nutrition. If we can cook faster, the less the nutrients in our food are destroyed. This is also true of handling and preparing your food.
With this in mind, it is great to eat vegetables raw, so get plenty of salad.
If you have a microwave, use it more.
We can cook quickly using a microwave. This is not to everyone’s taste. Some people do not using a microwave and that is fine. Use a steamer or steam in a pan.
If you do not mind the microwave, this is a great tool to cook fast.
Bear in mind that not all food cooks well in a microwave though, so choose wisely.
Thankfully, vegetables do, which is great because they contain so many nutrients that we want to preserve.
Steaming in the microwave is easy, pop your vegetables into a bowl. Add a little water (you don’t need to cover the vegetables, remember we will throw the water away). Cover the bowl with a lid to retain the steam and microwave until the vegetables are tender.
You can cook fast without a microwave.
Try steaming in a steamer or pan. Use a small amount of water and make sure steam is kept inside with a lid. Chop your vegetables smaller for faster cooking time.
Increase the speed of your preparation.
If you have a food processor, you can also increase your preparation time by letting that do the chopping for you – it takes seconds, meaning that less nutrients are lost in handling and chopping the vegetables.
Time saving and cost effective
Cooking fast is not only better for you. It is also saves time and can also save you money on your energy bills.