Continuing with our top 10 foods, here's number 3- BROCCOLI (in alphabetical order). These are the foods that help keep your body healthy and provide the needed nutrients to boost your energy. Remember, people who eat more of them are healthier and thinner than those who don't.

Broccoli is high in vitamin K and serving provides 200 % recommended daily dose of vitamin C. Essential for strong bones, protects your body’s cells from damage and helps stave off numerous cancers.

Spicy Stir-Fried Broccoli & Peanuts
Include the crushed red pepper for a spicy main dish or leave out for a sweeter, milder dish. Either way, you’ll get 6 grams of fiber in a serving.
1/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter
1/2 cup water, divided
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce or Bragg's Aminos, divided
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper or to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound broccoli crowns, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
Chopped unsalted peanuts
In medium bowl, whisk peanut butter, 1/4 cup water, brown sugar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, vinegar and crushed red pepper until smooth; set aside. In wok or large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add broccoli and cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to soften and brown in spots, about 6 minutes. Add remaining 1/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon soy sauce, bell pepper and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until the pepper has softened and liquid has evaporated, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in reserved peanut sauce. Garnish with peanuts. Makes 4 servings.


Posted on May 3, 2016 .