Asparagus cooks quickly. Cook it until just barely tender. Thicker stalks take longer to cook. Overcooked or reheated cooked asparagus may become bitter and stringy or mushy.
❁ Boil or blanch in enough water to cover the stalks.
❁ Steam over boiling water.
❁ Sauté or stir-fry in a small amount of oil or fat.
❁ Roast or grill until lightly browned.
When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it. Show kids how to:
❁ snap off the woody end of stalks.
❁ wash vegetables under cool running water.
❁ toast English muffins.