Broccoli: the super food

Broccoli the super foodBroccoli is known to be one of the healthiest foods you can eat. It boosts your immune system, helps the detoxification process, lowers cholesterol levels and is an excellent source of vitamins K and A. The vegetable is also one of the most naturally occurring sources of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that facilitates long-term oxygen metabolism. If you are a student enrolled in online culinary classes, you should know that a healthy diet isn’t complete without some broccoli. Here are a few broccoli recipes you can share with your friends.

Roasted Broccoli heads
Roasting broccoli heads is one of the simplest and tastiest ways to prepare the vegetable. To make the dish festive for the holidays, consider adding cauliflower and pomegranates. Cauliflower adds taste and texture to the recipe while pomegranates add vibrant color and flavor. Top the plate with a delicious tahini sauce.

Grilled broccoli
There’s nothing like having the smokiness of charcoal adding a layer of flavor to your broccoli dish. Set up the broccoli for grilling by lightly adding extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Consider using sesame oil while the vegetables are on the grill. Pair with your favorite protein.

Whole roasted broccoli with simple seasoning
For some reason, roasting a whole head of broccoli allows more moisture and flavor than when you cut into it. To prepare this meal, take garlic, lemon or lime, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss all the ingredients in a large bowl, making sure that every inch has a nice layer of oil and seasoning. Put in the oven for 30 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. As soon as you remove it from the oven, drizzle on some parmesan cheese. Brown rice and quinoa make a nice pairing, but you can substitute your grains with salmon or steak.

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