This New Health Food Trend Is Surprisingly Affordable

Sous vide, the cooking technique in which vacuum-sealed food is submerged into temperature-controlled water, is about to become a lot more popular in the U.S. thanks to Straight From the Root. The popular European method is already a favorite among American celebs from Jennifer Aniston to Gwyneth Paltrow, and SFTF's organic veggies are packaged so that everyone can enjoy flawlessly prepared healthy foods—because it does the sous vide for you.

SFTR provides consumers with precut and precooked root veggies like baby carrots, sweet potatoes, red beets, and parsnips in BPA-free vacuum-sealed packages. The best part is that you can shop for them online, and each package of veggies goes for just $5 each. All you have to do is unpackage, heat up, and voilà! This is the first U.S.-based company to offer sous vide vegetables in grocery stores (currently available at Whole Foods markets on the West Coast), so get ready to see many more Americans embracing this cooking style.

You can also rest assured that the veggies the SFTR folks use are preservative-free, GMO-free, and organic, because nothing is added to your precious packs. If you're not sold on the whole sous vide method, think again because there's a reason the SFTR folks use this technique. Vegetables are notorious for losing up to 30% of their nutrients when cooked at high temperatures, but with sous vide, everything is cooked more slowly at a lower temperature. We don't know about you, but healthy, affordable, precooked veggies you can order online sound like a dream come true.

Ready to start shopping for your veggies? Check out the Straight From the Root shopping page.