Greens that have been cooked the night before are surprisingly still tasty as leftovers. (Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it!)
Broccoli Rabe (pronounced rahb) gives you half of your daily requirement of vitamin C. This powerful antioxidant is going to help your body fight off dangerous free radicals – a defense you are going to need when your ballet partner comes down with a cold!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
- 1 bunch broccoli rabe
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons water
- Pinch of sea salt
- Wash broccoli rabe and cut stems into 1-2 inch pieces.
- Warm oil in pan and add garlic; sauté for a few minutes.
- Add broccoli rabe and sea salt, then sauté for about 3 minutes.
- Add water, cover and allow to steam for about 2 minutes. Check for desired tenderness.
- If needed add a bit more water and allow to steam for a few more minutes.
Variations: Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
Joanie Johnson is a certified health coach (CHC) through the Institute for Integrated Nutrition. Joanie is board certified through the American Association of Drugless Practioners (AADP), holds a B.A. in dance from Slippery Rock University, is a certified Pilates instructor, TRX trainer, professional modern dancer with HT Chen and Dancers, a Julie Morgentstern trained organizer and an all-around busy, motivated woman in New York City. She founded Motivated Nutrition (www.motivatednutrition.net) to educate and motivate movers and food lovers of all ages through individual and group coaching, fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, creative movement based workshops, and educational seminars. Joanie believes in everyone’s right to live an active, healthy lifestyle and enjoys sharing her passion of optimal wellness through movement, fun and delicious food!