Broccoli with Black Olives will enhance your meal with a side dish that is rich in vitamins A and C. OK. You know your family may not know the difference between vitamin A and the Oakland A’s, you will feel better knowing that they are eating healthy.

Broccoli with Black Olives Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Ready In: 20 min

Servings: 6

Ingredients
1 tbsp Olive Oil
2 small cloves Garlic, minced
1 pkg (16 oz) frozen Broccoli Florets, thawed, drained
1 can (2½ ounces) sliced pitted ripe Black Olives, drained
¼ cup fat free Parmesan Cheese

Directions
Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds or until tender.
Add broccoli and olives; cook and stir four minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat. Stir in grated topping. Serve immediately.

Tips & Notes
For years, parents have been right: Eating your broccoli is a good idea. This hearty, tasty vegetable is rich in dozens of nutrients. In fact, it packs the most nutritional punch of any vegetable.
Broccoli’s noteworthy nutrients include vitamin C, vitamin A, (mostly as beta-carotene), folic acid, calcium and fiber. While the calcium content of one serving doesn’t equal that of a glass of milk, broccoli is an important calcium source for those who don’t consume dairy products. Calcium does more than build strong bones. Research shows that this mineral may play a role in the control of high blood pressure, and it may work to prevent colon cancer.
Beta-carotene and vitamin C are important antioxidants that have been linked to a reduced risk of numerous conditions, including cataracts, heart disease and several cancers.
Broccoli is a fiber find. Not only is it a rich source, but half of its fiber is insoluble and half is soluble, helping to meet your needs for both types of fiber. But the story doesn’t end with broccoli’s rich array of nutrients. Broccoli provides a health bonus in the form of protective substances that may shield you from disease.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 80
Total Fat: 4.5g
Saturated Fat: 1.5g
Cholesterol: 10mg
Sodium: 240mg
Total Carbohydrates: 8g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Protein: 4g

Source: DiabetesCare.net
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