Looking for a new way to incorporate greens into your diet? Broccoli is packed with nutritional benefits, can enhance detoxification and has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. And that is only the tip of the iceberg!
Bestselling author Dr. Joel Fuhrman created a new way to prepare broccoli as a side dish, making it easy to add to a meal!
1 large head broccoli
¼ cup seasoned rice vinegar
1 tbsp Dr. Fuhrman’s VegiZest (purchase here)
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 large cloves garlic, pressed or minced
Chop broccoli into bite-sized florets. Peel the stems and slice them into ¼-inch strips. Steam the florets and stems for 8 minutes or until just tender.
While the broccoli is steaming, whisk remaining ingredients in a large bowl, and add broccoli and toss to mix.
The nutritional quality of broccoli is undeniable. It contains anti-inflammatory benefits, antioxidants and can enhance detoxification. Also, the high amounts of potassium help maintain the nervous system, brain function and muscle growth, and its magnesium and calcium help regulate blood pressure. Just one cup contains the recommended daily dose of vitamin C, and it is also rich in vitamin K.
However, despite these benefits, some just don’t like the taste. Well, we found a recipe in The Better Homes and Gardens “Kid Favorites Made Healthy,” recipe book that is sure to please – whether it’s a picky child or stubborn adult.
Give it a try and let us know what you think!
Easy Cheesy Broccoli and Rice
1 10-ounce package of frozen chopped broccoli
1 cup quick cooking rice
1 cup water
¼ teaspoon of salt
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
In a medium saucepan combine broccoli, uncooked rice, water and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently to break up the frozen broccoli.
Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Return saucepan to burner. Over low heat, add cheese, stirring just until the cheese is melted.
It can be served with additional cheese sprinkled on top.