Steamed Broccoli with Sesame Seeds and Soy Sauce

3 reader reviews / 5 stars average

This broccoli dish, is the perfect combination of a healthy fat with a fiber rich food (broccoli) which will fill you up with out filling you out.

Steamed Broccoli with Sesame Seeds and Soy Sauce

Have you had your MUFA’s today? According to the American Diabetes Association, a diet rich in MUFA’s (Monounsaturated Fatty Acids) may help reduce abdominal fat better than a carbohydrate-rich diet.

Liz with Roasted Broccoli

I’m not here to promise you will lose 30 pounds by Spring Break, but I am here to encourage you to eat your MUFA’s with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ready for the fun part? MUFA’s are foods that contain fat and fat = flavor. Fat also takes longer to digest and helps you stay fuller longer, especially when combined with fiber rich foods.

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Today’s recipe, my Sesame Soy Roasted Broccoli, is the perfect combination of a healthy fat (sesame oil) with a fiber rich food (broccoli) which will fill you up with out filling you out.

Liz Sprinkling Sesame Seeds on Broccoli

Any fat that is plant-based and doesn’t come from an animal is a MUFA. Another easy way to remember? Saturated fat (bad) is solid at room temperature. Think beef fat, butter or bacon. Monounsaturated fat (good) is liquid at room temperature such as olive oil or tahini.

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Examples of MUFA’s:

  • avocado
  • dark chocolate
  • olive oil
  • hummus
  • canola oil
  • walnuts
  • pumpkin seeds
  • sesame oil
  • peanut butter
  • olives
Liz Eating Sesame Soy Broccoli

So go ahead and spread a little peanut butter on your toast in the morning, sprinkle sunflower seeds on your salad at lunch and dress your fish with olive oil at dinner. And the next time someone sees you eating a bar of dark chocolate, just tell them you’re trying to flatten your belly.

Sesame Soy Broccoli Recipe

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Sesame Soy Broccoli Recipe

Steamed Broccoli with Sesame Seeds and Soy Sauce

3 reader reviews / 5 stars average
This broccoli dish, is the perfect combination of a healthy fat with a fiber rich food (broccoli) which will fill you up with out filling you out.
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 15 mins
TOTAL: 25 mins
REVIEW PRINT
Servings: 2

Ingredients
 

  • 4 cups broccoli (cut in florets)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic-chili paste
  • 1 clove garlic (grated)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Place a steamer basket in a pot filled with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil.
  • Steam broccoli until bright green and tender, about 4-5 minutes.
  • While broccoli is steaming, wisk sesame oil with soy sauce, garlic-chili paste, garlic and lemon juice in a medium bowl.
  • Add steamed broccoli to sesame soy mixture and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Notes

Excellent source of Vitamin A and C, good source of Iron and Calcium.

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 22.5gProtein: 12.4gFat: 2.7gSaturated Fat: 0.3gSodium: 730mgFiber: 11.1g
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