Vegetables are, without a doubt, the cornerstone of a healthy diet. They contain high amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, while and at the same time are low in kilojoules. This makes them great for helping us lose weight, maintain a healthy weight long term and reduce our risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.
Sometimes steamed vegetables can be a little boring. Rather than saturating them in butter why not try this delicious, flavoursome dressing that will have you munching down your veggies as often as you can.
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 2 baby bok choy, ends removed and separated into leaves
- 1 bunch of broccolini, cut into florets
- 2 cups of sugar snap peas
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp Chinese rice wine
- 2 tsp ginger, minced
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- Steam the vegetables in stages. First add the broccolini to the steamer and cook for about 3-4minutes, then add the sugar snap peas for about a minute, and finally add the baby bok choy for a final minute. Remove from the heat or turn off the steamer.
- While the vegetables are cooking combine the dressing ingredients and shake vigorously.
- Serve the vegetables with some chicken or fish and drizzle over the ginger soy dressing. Enjoy!
- I steam my vegetables in a stove top steamer so these times would be different if you used a microwave. The key is to not overcook the vegetables so they retain a bit of their firmness and nutrition.
- You could also add some cooked brown rice, quinoa or wholewheat couscous to add some healthy carbohydrate to the meal.
- I often serve this recipe with sesame crusted salmon fillets or poached chicken breast.
Nutrition Information Per Serve
- Energy: 417kJ (100 Calories)
- Carbohydrate: 22g (sugar 19g)
- Protein: 5g
- Fat: 5g (saturated 1g)
- Fibre: 4g
- Sodium: 1062mg