Did you know cooking carrots breaks down fiber, making them more usable to the body? Steamed carrots are a great way to cook them quick and help break down fiber while preserving nutrients that can be destroyed from overcooking.
And if you’re a new mom or grandparent, pureed carrots are one of the first solid foods that can be introduced into your baby’s diet. When your child graduates to eating finger food, steamed carrots are a wonderful treat for them to eat by themselves. Our granddaughter loves to eat steamed carrots hot or cold. I like to use my food processor to slice a large amount and steam. I then divide into single serving storage containers and refrigerate or freeze to pull out later for her snacks.
1 pound carrots, sliced (fresh or frozen)
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Steam washed and prepared carrots in a covered pan 8 to 10 minutes until crisp-tender (refer to steaming, page 27).
Steaming time may be less if using frozen carrots. Transfer to a bowl. Add butter, salt and pepper.