Hey there, friends! Who’s ready to transform the humble broccoli into a show-stopping side dish? I’ve stumbled upon a broccoli recipe that’s so easy and delicious, it’ll make you want to eat this green veggie with every meal. And for my fellow ladies over 40, I’ve got some extra juicy details on why broccoli should be your new best friend. Let’s get into it!

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The Ultimate Easy & Delicious Broccoli Recipe: Garlic Parmesan Broccoli

Course Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 87kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Broccoli florets
  • 3-4 cloves garlic grated (to get about a tablespoon)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 lemon juiced

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Lay a piece of foil or parchment paper on a baking sheet and spread out your broccoli florets. Aim for bite-sized pieces to get those crispy edges we all love.
  • Grate your garlic cloves and sprinkle the garlic over the broccoli. Don’t worry about getting it perfect; we’re going to mix it all up soon.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the top, then get your hands in there! Mix everything around so that each piece of broccoli is lovingly coated in the garlic and olive oil goodness.
  • Season with a bit of salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pop it in the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender and the edges are crispy.
  • As soon as it comes out of the oven, sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the hot broccoli, and squeeze the lemon juice all over. The heat from the broccoli will melt the cheese and release all the zesty flavors of the lemon.

Nutrition

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 729IU | Vitamin C: 109mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg

And voilà, you’ve got yourself a side dish that’s not only bursting with flavor but is also packed with nutrients.

Why Broccoli Rocks, Especially for Women Over 40

Now, let’s chat about why broccoli is such a superstar, especially for us gals over 40. This green veggie is a nutritional powerhouse, offering a host of benefits. Broccoli is loaded with vitamins C and K, fiber, potassium, and antioxidants. These nutrients work together to support heart health, bone density, and reduce inflammation.

For women over 40, maintaining bone density is crucial, and the vitamin K in broccoli plays a key role in that. It also has compounds like sulforaphane, which has been shown to support healthy blood sugar levels and protect against certain types of cancer.

But perhaps one of the most talked-about benefits of broccoli is its impact on skin health. Thanks to its vitamin C content, which supports collagen production, broccoli can help keep our skin looking youthful and radiant. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want that?

So there you have it—a simple, delicious way to enjoy broccoli that’ll have you reaping all its health benefits. Whether you’re looking to jazz up your dinner side dishes or just want to add more greens to your diet, this recipe is a surefire hit. Give it a try, and let your taste buds (and your body) thank you!

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