I am always trying to get more vegetables and Superfoods into my diet. Broccoli is a Superfood and cancer-fighting food.
I’ll admit, I’m not very motivated when it comes to washing, cutting, preparing, and cooking vegetables. Especially since I’m usually the only one in my family who will eat them. Unfortunately, more vegetables rot in my refrigerator than I would like. I have good intentions when I’m at the grocery store, but unless I buy them for a specific purpose, I usually forget about them and they sit there until I get the motivation to do something with them. Or they rot. And it really bothers me when I have to throw food away.
So, I was really excited when I found this super-easy recipe for roasted broccoli. I made it with dinner last night, and I had to stop myself from eating the entire thing in one sitting. I easily could have!
I found this recipe on Facebook in January and tried it for the first time then. Here is the link to the original post on Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/i6oZ17zgvm/#
Here is my recipe, just slightly different:
1 head of broccoli, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 lemon (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 375°
2. Place broccoli, garlic, olive oil, salt & pepper in a ziploc bag and shake. Alternatively, place all ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
3. Spread out on baking sheet covered with aluminum foil. Bake about 30 minutes.
Broccoli will be crunchy and delicious! If desired, squeeze lemon over broccoli. This is optional, but I do this because I love anything with lemon. Enjoy!
For lunch today, I served the leftovers with rice and a little bit of shredded cheese. The broccoli wasn’t as crunchy as it was when I first cooked it, but it was still delicious! I plan to make this again VERY soon!! I think I could eat this every day. Now if I could just get the rest of my family to try it! 🙂