Roasted Broccoli

Vegetables.  They’re healthy, colorful, delicious, and good for you.  I try to eat five fruits and vegetables a day but honestly it doesn’t always happen.  Sometimes I just want to go right for the pasta and skip the veggies.  But I have to stay focused and eat my vegetables, because they help round out my meals and fill me up so I don’t go for that second piece of lasagna.  I’m always looking for tasty low-cal side dish veggies recipes (gratin’s are amazing, they’re too high calories for my everyday veggie) and I’ve found a new way (to me at least) to cook broccoli.  Roasting!

I love roasted cauliflower, parsnips, sweet potato’s, carrots, ect.  But I’ve never had roasted broccoli until recently.  Usually I blanch my broccoli in boiling water when I eat it.  It’s fresh and ok…. but roasted broccoli, I could eat a whole bunch of it!

Roasted-Broccoli

It’s tender, a little crunchy, and sweet!  It’s almost like eating candy.  Ok, it’s not really like candy, but I love the little sweet pop from the honey!  Here’s how I do it:

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.  Wash and cut up a bunch of broccoli and spread it evenly over a baking sheet.  I like to cover my baking sheet with foil to make cleanup super easy.

Cleaned-Broccoli

Drizzle a olive oil and honey over the broccoli.  Don’t douse them, just a little bit of the oil.  I try not to over use my oil and honey to keep the calories down.  Sprinkle salt and pepper and toss to coat.

Tossed-Broccoli

Put it in the oven and roast for approximately 25 minutes or until the broccoli florets are tender.   I like to turn my broccoli half way through.

Broccoli-Roasting

The broccoli comes out of the oven bright green and tender, and steaming hot with a little carmelization from the honey and it’s so good!  For the first time, I actually look forward to eating broccoli and have made this recipe several times in the past couple of weeks.

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I hope you enjoy!

Roasted Broccoli

Ingredients

  • Fresh Broccoli - 3 stalks
  • 3 TB Olive Oil
  • 1 TB Honey
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Rinse broccoli, separate into florets, and spread in an even layer on your baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle olive oil and honey over the broccoli and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Toss broccoli to coat evenly.
  5. Roast in the oven for approximately 25 minutes, turning/stirring after 10 minutes.
  6. Remove and enjoy when broccoli is tender!
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What’s your favorite low-cal vegetable side dish recipe?

 

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  1. […] my favorite dishes.  I can easily eat a whole bunch of it all by myself.  Here’s my recipe roasted broccoli.  I’ve had this idea for a while to incorporate leftover roasted broccoli into a fritatta. […]

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