Healthy eating should be at the forefront of all dishes. Picking ingredients that give the most healing properties can be simple. Broccoli is high in folic acid, vitamins C and K, and fiber. It’s also one of the richest vegetable sources of calcium, iron, and magnesium. Garlic has been proven to help the immune system and lemons are alkaline-forming on the body fluids to help restore balance to the body PH, not to mention a great source of Vitamin C.
1/2 pound penne pasta
5 cups broccoli florets
2 Tablespoons of butter
10 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
Grated zest of 1 lemon & 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Handful of pine nuts
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Prepare penne according to package directions for al dente (just firm). Two to three minutes before penne is ready, add broccoli. Finish cooking, drain, and set aside.
- Grate the Parmesan cheese with a Microplane grater, It produces a finer shred, so you get more coverage with less cheese.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Sauté the garlic for 1 to 2 minutes, or until aromatic and beginning to color.
- Add broth and lemon juice and bring to a boil for 3 to 5 minutes, or until reduced by half, stirring frequently. Add pasta, broccoli, and lemon zest and cook until coated with sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to serving bowl and top with cheese and pine nuts.