Garlic Butter Broccoli and Carrots are the healthy side dish you've been craving. Garlic, butter, and herbs will delight you.
As we head into the New Year, I am taking a hard look at foods I eat. I am making major changes to my diet and adding back in some healthy options that really I should have never stopped eating!
One thing in particular I am working on is to eat more vegetables. Although raw veggies are great snack options, I am really not a fan of raw veggies.
I prefer cooked, soft veggies. So, I started off the New Year discovering new ways to prepare vegetables to make for a delicious snack or side dish with a meal.
My sister runs a produce co-op locally in our area, so when she does her co-op, we usually end up with a lot of leftovers. That is wonderful for me because she loads me up with produce.
To make this veggie medley, I used what I had on hand from her produce co-op.
The veggies included broccoli, carrots, and leeks, plus fresh rosemary. I simply paired it with a bit of olive oil and butter (or you can use margarine).
Then, of course, a little bit of crushed garlic. I am a little bit garlic-obsessed; it’s a must in sautéed veggies.
Once I had all my vegetables in a skillet, it was all about simmering. I tossed them every few minutes and let them simmer until they were nice and soft.
One bite led to another, and slowly but surely they disappeared before my eyes. I even enjoy adding a little bit of grilled chicken to them or spooning them over rice to make a full meal.
I love how garden fresh this dish is. It’s also a nice change from the sweets and treats that come with the holidays.
Are you ready for a healthy side dish? Pair it with baked rosemary chicken, and it's time to eat up!
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