Broccoli Roll-ups Recipe
Just plain healthy recipe...
Use regular or reduced fat Cheddar cheese and reduced fat crescent rolls for these healthy, satisfying Broccoli Roll Ups.
Note: Nutrition information dependent upon type and brand of crescent rolls used, as well as type and brand of cheese. You can use reduced (or non) fat Cheddar cheese and reduced fat crescent rolls to reduce fat and calories; however, this is a healthy recipe either way!
1 4-oz. tube refrigerated crescent rolls
1 slice Cheddar cheese
4 frozen broccoli spears, thawed and patted dry
Separate crescent dough into four triangles.
Place a piece of cheese and a broccoli spear along the wide edge of each triangle; roll up dough.
Place point side down on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Love Broccoli? Try Broccoli Cauliflower Combo
Have fresh washed broccoli and fresh washed cauliflower ready. Place fresh washed fresh broccoli in a microwaveable bowl; cover. Microwave on high for three minutes. Do the same with fresh cauliflower. Combine in a pretty serving dish by piling broccoli in the middle with cauliflower around edge, or vice-versa. If you wish, you can mix 2 tablespoons butter with 3-ounces reduced-fat Cheddar cheese and 3-ounces reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese. Melt in microwave and then dribble over the top of vegetables.
Extra: Steamed Broccoli Florets
Freshly steamed broccoli florets are delicious as a side dish, especially when tossed with a unique dressing. For broccoli with a Mediterranean flair, combine 1/2 cup vinaigrette dressing, 1 tablespoon chopped sun-dried tomatoes and 1 tablespoon pitted kalamata olives. Toss gently with the broccoli.
Broccoli (one cup chopped) contains 90 percent RDA of vitamin A, 200 percent of vitamin C, 6 percent of niacin, 10 percent of calcium, 10 percent of thiamin, 10 percent of phosphorus and 8 percent of iron. It also provides 25 percent of your fiber needs and to top it off, five grams of protein.
There are two main ingredients in cauliflower that are main disease fighters. These are indole-3-carbinol, or 13C, and the photonutrient sulforaphane.