Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Microwaved Broccoli with Lemon

(makes 8 servings)

2medium-size heads broccoli, about 3 pounds (1.4 kg) total
juice and grated zest of 1 lemon
  1. Cut the florets away from the large stems. If desired, peel the stems and cut into 1inch (2.5 cm) lengths. Cut stems in half if very thick.
  2. Arrange broccoli in shallow microwave-safe dish. Cover with plastic wrap, venting at one corner.
  3. Microwave on HIGH for about 6 minutes, until just tender. Just before serving, sprinkle the lemon juice and zest on the broccoli (doing it earlier will turn the broccoli gray).
Per serving:49 calories (8% calories from fat), 5 g protein, 1 g total fat (0.1 g saturated fat), 10 g carbohydrate, 5 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 46 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges:1/2 carbohydrate (2 vegetable)



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