It’s January so that means many are still trying to keep resolutions to eat healthier. It’s winter so that means many want to eat something warm. So something healthy & warm coming your way! Baked broccoli & cauliflower, tossed with lemon & cilantro juice…but that ain’t all folks. Tomatoes, garlic, & (hang with me…) capers. Lemme break this down.
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Olive Oil
- Butter (low fat)
So here is the lowdown: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a baking dish, add your broccoli & cauliflower florets. Chop up some tomatoes if you please. Toss about 2 tablespoons of chopped capers in & mix around 2 table spoons of extra virgin olive oil. Mince in about 3 large garlic cloves. Toss all the goodness up. Chop about 3 tablespoons of butter & place butter pieces over of veggies. Sprinkle red pepper flakes atop. Once your oven has reached 400 degrees F, place the dish on a rack in the center if the oven. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, with an occasional stir mid-bake. While baking, mix 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice with 1/4 cup of freshly chopped cilantro. After the veggies are done baking, stir in your lemon-cilatron juice.
If you’re not counting carbs, make some 5 minute parmesan couscous while veggies are baking & place your veggie mix over. Finally, delight in this delicious dish. Afterward, pat yourself on the back for keeping to your “eat better” resolution!
*p.s. If you can’t handle the idea of capers, substitute for a few sprinkles of himalayan salt.