Thursday, January 24, 2013

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A diet rich in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli reduces heart disease risk. Roasting caramelizes the sugars in broccoli, tempering any bitterness and bringing out sweetness. Garlic boosts flavor and assist in reducing plaque buildup in your arteries.

Taking the above info into account, you may wish to try the following easy recipe:

Oven-Roasted Broccoli

This recipe provides 4 servings.


1) 24 oz broccoli florets
2) 2 tablespoons olive oil
3) 2 clove garlic, thinly sliced
4) 1 tablespoon rosemary


1) Heat oven to 425 degrees

2) Toss broccoli with oil, rosemary and 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper on a large sheet pan. Arrange in a single layer and roast in center of oven, turning occasionally, until broccoli is golden brown in spots, approx. 12-15 mins. Add garlic and toss to combine, then cook for another 2 minutes.

Nutritional info per serving:

Calories: 220
Protein: 5 grams
Carbs: 42 grams
Fiber:  3 grams
Total Fat: 3.5 grams    (saturated 1 gram)
Sodium: 375 mg

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