Friday, April 16, 2010

Pasta Brocolli $2.73

Heres an easy go to meal that packs lots and lots of nutrients in those little green florets alone. Brocolli is loaded with vitamin C, E and beta carotene, which provdes for us a good source antioxidents that reduces the risk of stroke and heart disease. Brocolli also contains lots of fiber which reduces the risk of cancer, especially colon cancer.
A Large 1 lb bag of brocolli can cost as low as .99 to $2.00. That isnt too much to spend for your health and the health of your family. Couple that with a one lb bag of pasta, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, 1/4 cup parm cheese, we are looking at less then $3.00 to feed a family of 4, and possibly have a bit left over. The first lady of our country has made it one of her missions to knock out childhood obesity in this country, because there are 25 million obese children in this country, I believe it starts at home and cooking plays a very important key. cooking doesnt have to be difficult or expensive to be healthy. This brocolli pasta can take about 2o minutes to prepare, it is loaded with nutrients, and cost less then .80 a person.

1 lb pasta(noodle of choice) whole wheat would be great$1.09
1 lb frzen brocolli thawed$1.19
1/4 cup olive oil.20
1/4 cup parm cheese.25
salt and pepper

cook pasta according to instruction
at same time saute garlic in olive oil in large skillet on low for 5 minutes
add brocolli and cook for 5 minutes(until the brocolli is slightly softer)*, remove from heat, and toss with salt and pepper.
drain noodles when cooked
toss them in skillet with brocolli, add cheese
*steaming or boiling the brocolli with very little water is also a great way to prepare vegetables. The longer a vegetable is cooked, the less nutrients remain.

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