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Broccoli Done Right

Broccoli is popular in our house. It has so much to recommend it.  It’s quick, easy, nutritious, tasty, and did I mention easy?  Best of all, everyone will eat it…without complaint; that makes it a total winner in my book.

For some reason when you mention broccoli to people, they conjure up images of bland steamed broccoli, laying limply on the plate.  Ugh…there are very few people that would appeal to.  Roasted broccoli, on the other hand.  Mmmm, that is something entirely different.  That is yummy deliciousness.

Here’s what I do:

Chop it into cute little florets, give it a nice wash.  Add some olive oil, salt and some minced garlic, don’t be stingy.  Toss it onto a baking sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes at 425 degrees.  Everyone’s oven is different, so make sure you watch it towards the end.  You want it to start to brown on some of the edges, that will give it a nice flavor and texture.  And that’s it. Enjoy.

Now if you want to invest a few more minutes, and I really mean just a few more, try this recipe.  This recipe takes broccoli to the next level.  This recipe will have you looking forward to eating your veggies.

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Broccoli is a superstar.  One cup has 2g of protein, 2g of fiber, potassium, calcium, vitamin C, folate, the list goes on.  And if all that nutritional goodness isn’t enough, broccoli fights cancer.   It contains powerful anticancer phytochemicals that actually fight cancer by neutralizing carcinogens.

Little changes can make a big difference.  Try serving broccoli a couple times a week.  It’s an easy way to add some always needed nutrients to your diet.