Broccoli – Nothing cheesy going on here

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When it comes right down to it, broccoli is what some would call a super food.

Broccoli is part of the cabbage family, and is a close relative to cauliflower.

The little green trees are at their best, nutritionally, raw. When steamed or boiled, this little green wonder is still full of nutritional goodness. Broccoli contains protein, calcium, iron and magnesium.

In many studies over the years it has been shown that as a staple in the diet arsenal, this little green wonder can lower the risks of cancer.

PhitZone salutes the little green forest; broccoli.

Almond Butter Broccoli

4 servings

Broccoli – 4 cups, chopped
Olive Oil, Extra Virgin – 3 Tbsp
Almonds, slivered – 1/3 cup

Steam broccoli to desired texture. Add olive oil to a warm skillet. Add in the almonds and sauté.

When broccoli is done, place in a bowl, and pour oil and almond mixture in. Mix for an even coating, and serve right away. Salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional value per serving:
Calories: 196
Total Fat: 15.3 g
Saturated Fat: 1.8
Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 10.4
Sodium: 64 mg
Carbohydrate: 13 g
Protein: 5.6 g

This is a wonderful recipe that may even get your kids to eat their veggies.

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2 Responses to “Broccoli – Nothing cheesy going on here”

  1. That sounds delish but if you have read anything about my “toilet humor”, you’d – well you’d get where I’m going with this. ;)

  2. Todd says:

    Good point. Broccoli may not be a good choice.

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