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Steamed Broccoli with Lemon and Parmesan

broccoli_parmshutterstock_438569659Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys

I recommend using all organic non GMO ingredients.

In addition to being deliciously simple to prepare, broccoli is also one of the best nutrition choices around. Loaded with fiber, 1 cup of broccoli also provides about 10 percent of the daily value for calcium. And in this particular broccoli recipe, the garlic and lemon flavor combination ensures a terrific low-fat side dish that goes well with almost any main course.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

4    Cups broccoli florets
2    Cloves garlic, sliced very thin
1    Cup water
2    Teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2    Tablespoons grated soy parmesan cheese or parmesan cheese
1/2 Teaspoon salt
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Cook time: 3 minutes

Directions:

Combine the broccoli, garlic, and water in a large saute pan; bring to a boil. Cover the pan and cook until the broccoli is tender and bright green, 3-5 minutes.
Drain, transfer to a serving dish, and sprinkle with the lemon juice, soy parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
Serve hot

Makes 4 servings

Reprinted with permission from the National Bestseller, The Imus Ranch:  Cooking for Kids and Cowboys by Deirdre Imus. Published by Rodale, Inc.

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