Broccoli #MacroMonday

Broccoli is a wonderful vegetable to grow during a central Texas winter and early spring.

  • It withstands light freezes and even keeps producing little tiny florets of broccoli after cutting off the main stalk.
  • It’s high in vitamin C (1 cup=135% of your DV).  It’s a perfect food to kick that winter cold in the ass.
  • All parts of the broccoli can be used for cooking. Yep, even the stems.

It’s a garden gift that keeps on giving and a beautiful one at that. I like it steamed with a bit of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Now, if only I can get my little man to enjoy it as much as I do.

img_4163Steamed Broccoli Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of broccoli
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 TBSP of oil
  1. Cut broccoli into 2-inch florets.
  2. Toss into steamer basket or boiling water for 4-5 minutes. Don’t over cook it.
  3. Take out and toss with 1 TBSP of oil and a pinch of salt.

 

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