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Eating for Your Health: Broccoli and How to Roast Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

You probably already know that broccoli is healthy, but do you know how healthy?  Broccoli is high in fiber, potassium, vitamin C, calcium, and protein – yes, protein.  It can also reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer, reduce inflammation, keep your eyes healthy, help you metabolize vitamin D, and lower your blood sugar.  I sounds like we should all be eating broccoli as much as possible to me.

My favorite way to eat broccoli is one of the most simple – to roast it.  Roasting broccoli turns just a vegetable into something I want to keep eating.  This is not really a recipe, but more of a procedure.  

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Trim and wash the broccoli and cut into manageable sized stalks.

3.  Pat broccoli dry with a paper towel.

4.  Place in a large baking dish in one layer.

5.  Brush liberally with olive oil.  

6.  Sprinkle with fine textured sea salt.

7.  Roast for 10 – 15 minutes.  Remove from the oven and turn each piece over.

8.  Return to the oven and roast an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until tender.  I like to roast it until the edges begin to char a bit.

 

Sources:

Forbes

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From Calculus to Cupcakes

I am a Calculus teacher who just happens to love to cook and blog about it.

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