Amongst all of the commonly consumed cruciferous vegetables, broccoli stands out as the most concentrated source of a premiere antioxidant nutrient-vitamin C. This central antioxidant vitamin can provide longer-term support of oxygen metabolism in the body if it is accompanied by flavonoids that allow it to recycle. Considered as a group, the vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, and carotenoids contained in broccoli work to lower risk of oxidative stress in the body. The ability of these nutrients to support oxygen metabolism and avoid excess formation of overly reactive, oxygen-containing molecules makes them equally helpful in lowering risk of chronic inflammation and risk of cancer. Other vegetables related to broccoli are broccolini, a mix between broccoli and gai-lin (Chinese broccoli), and broccoflower, a cross between broccoli and cauliflower.
Jumpin Pumpkin Flatbread Serving Size: 2Calories per serving: 193Fat per serving: 4.9gms This recipe comes straight to us from our very own Resident Nutritionist. Not only is it a very seasonal recipe and a fun play on using pumpkin in your food, but also an extremely healthy and delicious one. Try it out and you'll Continue Reading
Zuchi & Broc Patties Serving Size: 10-12 patties (4-5 people)Calories per serving: 163Fat per serving: 8.5gms In the mood for a quick and easy Mediterranean snack? These patties are a healthy take on the typical zucchini cakes and are packed with flavors of garlic and herbs as well as the goodness of greens! Makes a Continue Reading
Summer Detox Salad Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 49Fat per serving: 0.3gms Looking to kick start a summer of healthy eating and get into that swimsuit? Look no further than this antioxidant rich detox salad. Using ingredients with cleansing properties and fresh summer flavors, this delicious recipe will help you shed those unwanted winter pounds Continue Reading
Chilli Chicken with Garlic Rice Noodles Serving Size: 2-4Calories per serving: 223Fat per serving: 3.1gm This is my absolute favorite meal (thanks to my mom-in-law)! I was craving something spicy and garlicky - and this just hit the spot. The rice noodles are so light and super easy to make along with whatever veggies you Continue Reading
Soy-Chilli Broccoli Serving Size: 2-4 peopleCalories per serving: 35Fat per serving: 2.4gms If you have never had baked broccoli, you are truly missing out on those wonderful new flavors and aromas that are released during the baking process. This is another staple recipe in my home and one that I often make when I'm running Continue Reading
Broccolini & Shiitake Mushrooms Serving Size: 2-4Calories per serving: 82Fat per serving: .3gm This quick and easy side accompanies any entree. Broccolini is a mix between broccoli and Chinese broccoli. The crunch of the broccolini accompanied with the juicy, soft bite of the shiitake mushrooms brings together the perfect compliment of nutritious veggies. The delicate Continue Reading