Cooking with color is an easy challenge for me. I’m a veggie lover, so it’s not too hard to find something I can make after work that has at least two colors of the veggie world in it.
Tonight it was this easy broccoli and mushroom saute.
The star of the show was my husband’s Steelhead trout, so I can’t take credit for a fantastic meal. Who could top fresh trout!
Still, he was happy with his veggie side dish. I just can’t repeat enough that fresh herbs can really take a boring vegetable and make it a star, even when it’s competing with fresh trout.
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 2 cups mushroom , quartered
- 1 tsp olive oil
- ½ cup chicken broth
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons basil, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
- ½ medium lemon, juiced
- ½ cup parmesan cheese , shredded
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat non-stick skillet to medium heat. Add olive oil and broccoli. Saute 5 minutes. Add chicken broth as needed to keep from burning. When broccoli is crisp-tender, add garlic and mushrooms. Cook another 10 minutes until veggies are just tender. Add basil and parsley and cook another minute to melt herbs. Add lemon and then sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable, and a powerhouse of nutrition. Vitamins C, K, A, folate, fiber, manganese, tryptophan and potassium help the body fight bladder, ovarian and prostate cancer. Broccoli is good for detoxification and stomach health; as well as cardiac and vision health. Wow!
Mushroom are super high in selenium, vitamin B2, copper, Vitamin B3, tryptophan, potassium, phosphorus and zinc. Mushrooms contain powerful phytonutrients that contribute to overall health, as well as protecting against certain cancers such as breast cancer. Selenium contributes to the proper function of our antioxidant system. Zinc promotes immune function. There is a list a mile long of the benefits of mushrooms. They should be an addition to any healthy eating plan.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 3.89g
Total Carbs: 4.99g
Dietary Fiber: 1.89g
Old Weight Watchers Points 1
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com I am not a licensed nutritionist, nor a medical professional, and do not mean this information as medical or nutrition advice. See your medical professional if you have questions regarding your nutritional needs.