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In most parts of the country, spring has sprung (and for the rest, it’s quickly on its way). The first teases of warm weather are a particularly perfect time to whip up fresh vegetables with meals. Our community on Facebook seems to think so as well.
Here are a couple sample recipes from Perfect 10 Diet community members. You can see more recipes and join in diet discussions on our Facebook discussion page.
Broccoli With Lemon Almond Butter
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
1 head fresh broccoli, cut into florets
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 cup blanched slivered almonds
1. Steam or boil broccoli until tender, approximately 4 to 8 minutes. Drain.
2. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice. lemon zest, and almonds. Pour over hot broccoli, and serve.
Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
4 cloves garlic
1 can organic quartered artichokes
1 package of frozen (or fresh) spinach
3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. black pepper
1 tbsp. oregano
2 tbsp. pecorino romano cheese
Clean chicken breasts and marinate in 2 tbsp. of EVOO, salt, pepper, and oregano. Grill for 8-10 minutes until done. While chicken is cooking, chop up garlic and sautee in 1 tbsp. of EVOO for 2-3 minutes. Add in quartered artichokes and de-frosted (or fresh) spinach. Add grilled chicken into the mixture and sprinkle pecorino romano cheese on top. Serve hot.
Tomato and Feta Salad
1 large ripe tomato, 6-8 cherry tomatoes, 2-3 plum tomatoes
1/4 cup of feta cheese, crumbled or chunks
pinch of oregano
extra virgin olive oil
Wash the tomatoes and cut into bite-sized chunks. Put the feta on top, sprinkle with pepper and dried oregano. Pour olive oil over the top, mix and serve.