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Broccoli and Red Pepper Toss

Broccoli and Red Pepper Toss
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 6

It’s a toss up…is this a healthy side or a delicious side? Both! Veggies in a light garlic dressing are scrumptious, while the broccoli serves up calcium for strong bones. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

3
cups frozen broccoli florets
1/2
cup diced red bell pepper
1
tablespoon olive or sesame oil
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1
teaspoon lemon juice
1/4
teaspoon seasoned salt
1/8
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook broccoli as directed on bag, adding bell pepper during last 2 minutes of cook time. Drain; remove broccoli mixture from saucepan.
  • 2
    In same saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden. Stir in lemon peel, lemon juice, seasoned salt and red pepper flakes. Return broccoli mixture to saucepan; toss to coat.

Expert Tips

  • Besides coming from dairy foods, calcium comes from dark green veggies, such as broccoli. Bones need calcium to build and maintain their strength and integrity.
  • The green broccoli and red peppers make this a perfect selection for holiday dinners.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
40
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
4%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
60mg
3%
Potassium
140mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
3g
1%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
1g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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