I'm starting a new job tomorrow that will require me to be at or near my desk for the entire day (no more long lunches), so I decided to take the approach of preparing a mess of meats, veggies, and fats and sticking it all in a freezer bag the night before, then eating all my meals out of this bag the following day.
My apparatus for steaming vegetables is wholly inadequate, so I've just been throwing the vegetables into the pan on the stovetop as the meat (or fish) nears the end of its cooking time, and tossing another pan upside-down on top to keep in some of the heat. This results in the vegetables coming out sort of half-steamed and half-boiled-in-fat (coconut oil or ghee).
My question is, will I be missing out on the antioxidant quality of the veggies in my diet if I only eat vegetables prepared in this manner? Should I mix in raw vegetables as well?
Is boiling/frying vegetables in paleo-friendly fats recommended?