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10 Nutritious Broccoli Recipes

Broccoli is a very exotic vegetable. It is similar to cauliflower, which is commonly found in every household. Broccoli actually comes under cabbage family. Its name is derived from “broccolo”, an Italian word which means flowering top of cabbage plant. According to experts, broccoli was first cultivated in Europe, 2000 years. It was spread to other countries by the Italians. It is one of the most nutritious vegetables. It is very exotic dish with crisp, dark green and solid florets. It has a long history that is well known.

During a state dinner, president Obama said that broccoli was his favourite vegetable. Broccoli ranks fifth in popularity around the world. Although, the 43rd president of United States, George Bush disagreed with this and banned broccoli from being served to him. He said that he didn’t like the vegetable.

Some people believe that cooking broccoli is boring. Broccoli is juicy, firm and fresh. It needs to be rightly cooked. When you boil broccoli in boiled water, its cells break down faster. When you have less time, cut the broccoli, put some olive oil and salt on it and put it in the oven. Broccoli florets can also be grilled, baked or sauteed. When you cook broccoli, make sure that you give away steam and let the florets absorb flavor and not get pulpy.

In this article, we have collected 10 recipes that you must try in order to get the best of this vegetable:-

  • Baked Broccoli
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    Broccoli is combined with fresh, creamy cheese to give you very easy to prepare dish.

  • Cream of Broccoli Soup
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This soup is very healthy, creamy and perfect for consumption in winter.

  • Broccoli Pasta
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This is a very tasty and easy pasta recipe. You can add pepper rather than chilli flakes. One can add chicken too.

  • Roasted Bell Pepper with Broccoli Salad
    Photo Courtesy: NDTV Food

    Broccoli, spring onions and red peppers are all tossed together and mild seasoning and apricots are added.

  • Spaghetti Lo Mein
    Photo Courtesy: Serious Eats

    Those who like Lo Mein must try this recipe. You must prepare all ingredients in advance.

  • Garlic Shrimp Ramen
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This Asian style noodle contains shrimp, garlic and broccoli. This is a delicious dish that is prepared in less time.

  • Broccoli Casserole
    Photo Courtesy: Home Cooking Memories

    Broccoli Casserole is very easy to prepare. It has a wonderful flavor. You can add Parmesan cheese and cayenne pepper.

  • Creamy Broccoli Soup
    Photo Courtesy: Co+op, stronger together

    This is one of the best broccoli soup that you will taste. This is good for a light lunch when you combine it with spinach, avocado and broccoli.

  • Broccoli Cheddar Soup
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This recipe was given to me by my mother. Organic Vegetable Broth can be used instead of Chicken because everyone loves natural spices and other flavors.

  • Shrimp And Broccoli Fettucine
    Photo Courtesy: Kraft Recipes

    Fettuccine is combined with garlic shrimp, broccoli and lemony cream sauce. These are topped with fresh tomatoes.

Top 10 Protein Sources for Good Health

If you want to lose weight and feel satisfied, it is necessary to increase your protein intake. Protein helps in building muscle mass. Most of us rely on very few sources of protein. This can result in fatigue for your taste cells and can effect your body by reducing health boosting food that is rich in protein.

In this blog post, we have collected a list of food that is rich in protein:-

  • Eggs

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    One of the most nutritious and healthy food is whole egg. They are full of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, healthy fats and other nutrients necessary for brain. Although whole eggs are high in protein, egg whites have only protein content.

    Try these egg recipes: Cajun Eggs, Deviled Eggs, Egg Curry

  • Almonds

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    Almonds are very popular tree nuts. They are full of nutrients like fiber, manganese, magnesium and vitamin E.

    Try these almond recipes: Almond Creme, Almond Cookies, Almond Cakes, Almond Meringues

  • Chicken Breast



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    This is a very popular food that is rich in protein. When you eat it without skin, it is full of protein. It is very easy to cook and is delicious.

    Try these chicken breast recipes: Corn Flake Chicken Breast , Lemon Marinated Chicken Breasts, Blackened Boneless Chicken Breasts

  •  Oats


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    One of the healthiest grains are Oats. They are filled with fibers, manganese, magnesium, vitamin B1 and other nutrients.

    Try these oats recipes: Oat Biscuits, Tropical Oats, Oat Cookies

  • Cottage Cheese


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    This type of cheese is very low in calories and fat. It is filled with phosphorus, calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, selenium and many other nutrients. Some other kinds of cheese with high Protein content include Parmesan cheese, mozzarella, swiss cheese and cheddar.

    Try these cottage cheese recipes: Cottage cheese pasta, Cottage Cheese Pancake, Cottage Cheese Salad

  • Greek Yogurt


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    This is a very thick yogurt and is also known as strained yogurt. It is delicious in taste, has creamy texture and is filled with nutrients.

    Try these Greek Yogurt recipes: Greek Yogurt Pancake, Greek Yogurt Parfaits, Strawberry Greek Yogurt Cake

  • Milk


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    This is a very nutritious drink. Many people don’t like this drink but if you enjoy it, it can be a great source of protein. Milk also contains all the nutrients that are needed by the body. It has high content of phosphorus, calcium and riboflavin(vitamin B2).

    Try these milk recipes: Groundnut Milk, Banana Milk, Rose Milk

  • Broccoli


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    This is a very healthy vegetable. It is full of vitamins(C, K), potassium and fiber. It is also filled with nutrients that can help fighting cancer. Broccoli is very high in protein.

    Try these Broccoli recipes: Broccoli Salad, Broccoli Soup, Curried Brocolli

  • Lean Beef


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    Lean beef contains very high protein and is delicious. It is full of iron, vitamin B12 and other nutrients.

    Try these Lean Beef recipes: Lean Beef Kebabs , Lean Beef Stroganoff , Lean Beef Enchiladas

  • Tuna


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    This popular fish is low in calories and fat. It has high protein content. Tuna contains a lot of nutrients and rich amount of omega-3 fatty acids.

    Try these Tuna recipes: Tuna Tartare, Tuna Burger, Grilled Tuna, Tuna Meatballs