It's been WAAAAY to long! I can't believe how much I've missed not only cooking but posting my ideas here on GreenLiteBites. I can't promise consistent recipes as we will be unpacking for awhile but I am making an effort to cook and will try out a few new ideas as I have time. LIke this one for a simple side dish.
I wanted broccoli but I'm bored with simply nuking frozen or steaming fresh so I decided to roast it. Boy I'm glad I did! What an awesome way to prepare boring old broccoli! Some of the edges scorch and the florets soften without getting mushy. Seriously, it's awesome!
The toddler was first thrown off by the brown spots but he ate his and seemed to enjoy them. The husband? Not impressed. Honestly, he's boring. He's prefer simply unflavored broccoli and that's cool. But he's gonna have to deal with me mixing in SOME flavor now and then. 😉
- 2 heads of broccoli
- non-stick cooking spray, preferably the olive oil kind
- Salt and Pepper
- About a ½ tsp garlic powder
- zest of 1 lemon with a bit of the juice from a small lemon
- 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Clean and cut the broccoli drying thoroughly.
Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Spread the broccoli on the sheet and spray again. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Roast for 20 minutes until the florets soften and begin to brown on the edges. Remove from heat and toss the broccoli with the zest, a squeeze of the lemon juice and Parmesan cheese.
Here's a little pre and post. Notice my little "Super Ryan." He loves that costume!
To save myself some time tonight I'm skippig the nutritional information. The only thing we are adding is a bit of fat through the spray and the cheese. I'd count it as 3 servings about a point each but that's just me. 🙂
Oh! and I served with chicken and sweet potatoe fries!