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Vegetables for a Healthier You – An Ultimate Recipe Swap

Posted By Jessica Fisher On January 13, 2010 @ 6:01 pm In Uncategorized | 22 Comments

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Last week, we rounded up a great collection of healthier recipes [5]. Wow! This week it’s time for the dish that folks dread the world over – vegetables. It seems that veggies have got a bad rep. Time to change that, moms!

When I asked my kids what their favorite veggies, I received a range of answers, from raw red bell peppers to cucumbers to pickles. At that point a debate ensued about “Is a cucumber a vegetable?” and “A pickle definitely isn’t a veggis.” Truth be told, these guys prefer a veggie tray or a salad for their vegetable course. But one cooked vegetable dish that they devour is called, “Mrs. Stark’s Broccoli.”  I know they will eat their broccoli if I cook it this way. In fact, we fight over it – as in, who gets to eat more of it!


Mrs. Stark’s Broccoli

2 bunches broccoli, stalks removed, cut into florets
4 Tablespoons butter or olive oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon minced onion flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Steam broccoli on the stove-top or in the microwave.  Drain.  In large skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat.  Add garlic powder and onion flakes.  Stir well.  Stir in broccoli and continue cooking until seasonings are well distributed and broccoli is very hot.  Remove from heat.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and lemon juice.  Stir gently and serve.

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