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!
And if you love this combination of veggies, try this Roasted Broccoli and Carrots recipe too.
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