Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Weight Watcher's Wednesday - June 1st

If you are in a cooking rut or need some flavorful sides other than plain steamed broccoli, here are two fantastic recipes for you! Both are sure to satisfy your taste buds. The cookbook says you can toss either with 1 cup whole wheat spaghetti for a 4 point meal. I only used 1tsp of the oil or butter called for and found it to be more than enough but you can have the full amount for only 1 pt per cup.

Broccoli with Garlic - 1 pt
1 bunch broccoli, coarsely chopped
2 tsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 cup jarred roasted red bell pepper (NOT in oil)

Bring 1/2 inch water to boil in large non-stick skillet. Add broccoli, cook covered 5 minutes, remove and drain, set aside. In same skillet, dried, add oil over medium heat and then add broccoli, garlic, oregano, stirring until garlic is golden, about 2 minutes. Stir in roasted pepper, cook about 1 minute longer. Servings size: 1 cup.

Lemon-Butter Broccoli Spears - 1 pt
1 bunch broccoli, trimmed and cut into thin spears (can also used bagged frozen!)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tsp lemon juice
zest of one lemon
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

Steam broccoli 3 minutes, set aside. In a skillet, melt butter until it foams, add lemon juice, broccoli, salt and pepper and cook about 1 minute longer, tossing to coat. Serving Size: 1 cup.

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