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Lemon Parmesan Broccoli

 This Lemon Parmesan Broccoli recipe is for all of those people that like a 10 minute side dish that tastes delicious.

Lemon Parmesan Broccoli - simple and delicious

Lemon Parmesan Broccoli

I have to admit sometimes I feel guilty posting a simple recipe on my food blog.

Do people go to a food blog to look for an easy recipe, like Lemon Parmesan Broccoli? I am not sure, but I know that as a busy Mom I go looking for these types of recipes sometimes a lot.  I enjoy conquering a long, complicated recipe, but unfortunately my reality is that some weeks there just isn’t enough time in a day or energy for that matter.

Hopefully, someday I will have more freedom to cook throughout the week and have the energy to do it.  I have realized that I need to accept the fact that I work 40 hours a week, have an energetic 18 months old (I wish he could pass his energy on to me) to chase around and spend time with, not to mention those day to day things like laundry, cleaning (BOO), finding time for exercise and so on.

Broccoli bowl of Lemon Parmesan Broccoli

Even though I am busy, cooking healthy is important to me. I try to always serve a vegetable and/or salad with our meals (sometimes getting my husband and son to eat them is challenging).  If you can spice these dishes up or add a little citrusy zest they disappear a lot faster.

This Lemon Parmesan Broccoli is a healthy side dish that we make a lot.  I really enjoy the light lemony flavor mixed with a little garlic.  When I saw this recipe in my Cooking Light magazine I knew it would be a winner in my house (and not just because I love lemon). I think broccoli tastes great steamed with a pinch of salt or even raw (yup, I love it) but I know that a lot of people don’t agree with me on that (including the two people I cook for).

delicious Lemon Parmesan Broccoli

Lemon Parmesan Broccoli takes about 10 minutes to make and there are usually leftovers (great for the little ones throughout the week). I like to steam my vegetables; they are crisper that way and have more nutrients but feel free to cook the broccoli however you desire.

Slightly adapted from Cooking Light

 

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