Sometimes the healthiest foods are not the biggest crowd pleaser!  For me, I’ve realized that is often just a result of proper preparation.  If you’re not currently a fan of broccoli, try this recipe and I bet you’ll change your mind. Roasted vegetables, like this are on my family dinner menu every single week.  Crispy cheese, tangy lemon and a kick of garlic make this dish superb.

Broccoli has one of the most impressive profiles in the vegetable genre.  It has a good amount of protein and fiber, thus good for digestion.  It is loaded with vitamins, including your necessary B’s, cancer-fighting anti-oxidants, and lots of minerals.  It has Alzheimer’s and Type 2 Diabetes-fighting compounds as well. Try this alongside your favorite protein dish. Serves 4-6


  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into bite-sized florets.
  • 2 garlic cloves or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400′. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (for easy clean up) or just straight on the baking sheet.
  2. In a  medium bowl mix garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.  Toss broccoli florets in it until evenly covered. Spread in a single layer on baking sheet. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over the top.
  3. Bake for 15-18 minutes until broccoli is roasted and bright green.[/directions]