Roasted broccoli and green bean recipes

Broccoli and green beans are two of my favorite side dishes but I’m always looking for ways to add flavor to them because, honestly, they can get boring after a while.

So I was excited to find these two recipes from former Biggest Loser trainer Jillan on her website. The first roasts broccoli with olive oil and lemon. Leave out the salt in the recipe,

 

Put the trimmed broccoli in the steamer basket, cover and set the timer to the recommended cooking time.
Put the trimmed broccoli in the steamer basket, cover and set the timer to the recommended cooking time.

As usual, add the pepper if you like it.

 

The recipe calls for roasting in the oven but this could easily be made on an outdoor grill for summer too.

The lemon edges are used to add juice to the broccoli after its roasted, which only takes 10 minutes.

Here’s th ingredient list and the nutrition info (with salt added):

Ingredients
4 cups organic broccoli florets
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 dash freshly ground black pepper
1 lemon, cut into wedges

Nutrition Facts
Number of Servings: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 54
Total Fat: 4 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 165 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 4 g
Dietary Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 2 g

The second recipe is for Orange-Infused Roasted Green Beans and Red Peppers. This also involves coating everything with olive oil and roasting the beans and red peppers for 15 minutes. Here are the ingredients and nutrition info, again with the salt used, I would omit the salt to cut sodium content.

Ingredients

1 pound organic green beans, trimmed
1 organic red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Zest of 1 orange
1/4—1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, to taste

Nutrition Facts
Number of Servings: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 78
Total Fat: 4 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 298 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 11 g
Dietary Fiber: 5 g
Protein: 2 g

Enjoy!
John

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