I don’t know why it took me so long to post this Roasted Tenderstem broccoli. It’s one of the things I cook for my family almost every week. They love it so much that I even grow some (season permits). My kids bring this as part of their lunch box and thankfully they still consider it a treat.
In my opinion, the way this tender stem broccoli is prepared and cooked makes such a huge difference. Overcook, it and you have one dead, mushy and a bile colour broccoli that is uninviting. Cook it perfectly and it has texture, taste and colour. I find heating the oven at 200 degrees C but roast the broccoli for a shorter time where the heat is high enough to brown the florets edges yet keeps the crunch. I usually roast them for 10 to max 12 minutes but no more.
A few weeks ago, I was in our local Tesco and a very friendly lady at the counter commented on my shopping items. Her comment was ‘a very healthy shopping’. She also asked me how I cooked Tenderstem Broccoli after she saw my five trays of broccoli. She said she always pass it but never knew what to do with it. That’s when I realised that this Roasted Tenderstem Broccoli recipe is worth sharing.
In my head, I was ready to have that deep conversation with her about the Fad these days ” HEALTHY ” The supermarket aisles are filled with ‘healthy’ items but most of them are highly processed. Do we eat or buy because the label says Healthy or because it’s nutritious to the body?
Healthy is not a chosen decision BUT it’s how we are meant to eat; REAL AND UNPROCESSED, wholesome Food.
But, I thought better not to have that conversation with the lady. I stayed quiet and listened to her weight loss diet she’s currently on and she’s feeling great but she knows once she stops the diet, the weight will come back.
At the end, I gave her my business card with my phone number and told her what I do. There’s the beginning of a new story!
If you have a recipe for these Nutrition Powerhouse Broccoli I would really love to learn about it and maybe try it for my family. Please comment below with your recipes.
Benefits Of Broccoli
- High in Fiber Improves Digestive Function
- Rich Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Calcium, B6, Vitamin E, Omega-3 Fatty Acid, Magnesium
- Broccoli is rich in Antioxidant
- Vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients all contribute to the antioxidant benefits provided by our food. Broccoli is a premier example of a vegetable providing all three types of antioxidants.
- Improves Detoxification
- Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
- Broccoli is a rich source of one particular phytonutrient (a flavonol) called kaempferol. Especially inside of our digestive tract, kaempferol has the ability to lessen the impact of allergy-related substances (by lowering the immune system’s production of IgE-antibodies). By lessening the impact of allergy-related substances, the kaempferol in broccoli can help lower our risk of chronic inflammation.
WHY TENDERSEM BROCCOLI:
- It takes only 10-12 minutes to roast.
- It’s easy to grow
- Flavour it with any spices or without spices and it tastes as awesome
Here are some more Healthy one-tray baked recipes that I cooked For my Kids Lunch and Dinner Recently:
- Baby Potatoes with Runner Beans
- Sweet Potato Wedges
- Pumpkin and Sausage Bake
- Sweet Potato and Spelt Pitta Bread
- Beetroot and Mince Meat Burgers
- 400g Tenderstem Broccoli
- Pinch of Himalayan Salt
- Pinch of Black Pepper
- Drizzle of Olive oil or melted coconut Oil
- Preheat the oven at a 200 C
- Wash the broccoli and drain to remove as much of the water and pat dry with a tea towel.
- Put the broccoli in a bowl and season with salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive or melted coconut oil.
- Spread the broccoli on a baking tray in single layer.
- Roast for about 10 to 12 minutes and serve!