Cooking fresh vegetables in broth adds flavor to them without adding fat. Progresso broth is available in chicken, beef and vegetable versions, none of which contain preservatives, MSG, artificial flavors, gluten or fat. Steaming vegetables in broth instead of water not only makes them tastier but also steaming helps vegetables retain their nutrients. Steaming fresh vegetables also brings out their natural pigments, giving you a dish that is as pleasing to look at as it is to eat.
Place your vegetables in a colander and wash them thoroughly.
Place a steamer basket in the bottom of a pot that has a tight-fitting lid.
Pour Progresso broth of any flavor into the pot, until it comes just to the bottom of the steamer basket.
Arrange the vegetables in the steamer basket.
Bring the broth to a boil over high medium-high heat.
Cover the pot and turn the heat down to a low simmer. Steam the vegetables for 3 to 5 minutes or until they are tender but still retain some crispness.
Sprinkle herbs and spices over the vegetables before covering the pot to add flavor.
Never boil vegetables because it leaches out their natural vitamins and leaves them limp and tasteless.