Steaming is the optimal method for cooking vegetables. You maintain crisp texture while preserving nutrient content. Oregano has the highest antioxidant content of any herb—a tablespoon of fresh oregano has the same antioxidant activity as an entire apple!
Tomatoes, a good source of lycopene and vitamins, stuffed wth a healthy grain or legume, reemerge as a hearty side dish. Lycopene is fat-soluble and therefore is more readily absorbed when consumed with high-fat foods such as olive oil or cheese.
Slow cookers are a convenient way to prepare one-pot meals without extra fat or fuss. This dish features turmeric, an exceptionally healthy curry spice being studied for its anti-inflammatory and and anticancer properties.