Bamboo shoots are perhaps more valuable for what they don t add to your meals than what they do. While not bursting with nutrients, the Asian vegetables add bulk and texture to foods without piling on fat and calories. If you find fresh shoots in the grocery store, peel and boil them before serving. Canned shoots are readily available in Asian markets and grocery stores; reheat them or serve them chilled. Use bamboo shoots in stir fries, toss them with pasta or add them to casseroles. Alternatively, marinate cooked or canned shoots in vinegar and oil for an offbeat addition to antipasto dishes.