Broccoli with Oomph!

My kids actually eat broccoli, but they like it plain and boring.  I like food with a bit more to it so I am trying out this recipe I found on Mrs. Green’s website.  It will serve 4 and takes no longer than 15 minutes.  Perfect for my working mom lifestyle!  As a bonus, broccoli is packed with vitamins:

Nutrients in Broccoli
1.00 cup, raw (91.00 grams)
Nutrient%Daily Value
vitamin C 135.2%, vitamin K 115.5%, folate 14.3%, vitamin A 11.3%, manganese 9.5%, dietary fiber 9.4%, tryptophan 9.3%. potassium 8.2%, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 8%, vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 6.4%, molybdenum 6%, phosphorus6%, vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) 5.2%, protein 5.1%, magnesium 4.7% calcium 4.2%, vitamin B1 (thiamin) 4%, iron3.6%, vitamin E 3.5%, selenium 3.2%, vitamin B3 (niacin) 2.8%
Calories (30)1%
Studies show that broccoli may help in the pre...

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Broccoli with Orange Sauce


  • 2 oranges, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
Sauté garlic in butter for 1 minute. Add orange juice and pepper and boil for 2 minutes. Steam broccoli until crisp tender and serve with sauce.
I may amend the directions and sauté the broccoli also.  I prefer it’s texture and flavor, although steamed is the healthiest way to cook it.

2 comments on “Broccoli with Oomph!

  1. That looks good! Broccoli is the only veggie I can get my 5 year old to eat (I told him they were little broccoli trees and that did the trick).
    On a completely unrelated note, for some reason I could not access your website from the WP email I got, nor the list of blogs I read on WP. I was finally able to get here by going to the list of blogs I follow and clicking on that link. Just an FYI, not sure what that is all about.

    • I’ve used the trees trick too. 🙂 I’l look into the link thing. Thanks for letting me know. I’ve has issues with the RSS feed so it might be connected.

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