SPONSORED Did you know that only 7 per cent of Aussie adults meet their vegie target each day? These tasty ways with Broccolini® can help you reach your five-a-day goal!
Why is it that we spend so much time cooking the perfect steak or roast chicken, only to serve them with bland vegies on the side? It’s time to start thinking of vegetables as the main event, and Broccolini® is the perfect star attraction. Sautéed, stir-fried, baked or steamed, Broccolini® is a versatile ingredient to take your meat-free meals from zero to hero.
On top of its culinary applications, Broccolini® is super nutritious. A single serve contains almost 2g of fibre for healthy digestion, 20 per cent of your daily dose of the vitamin C and roughly a quarter of your daily folate requirements. Broccolini® is also low in energy, with one serve providing a mere 113 kilojoules. So, pile those plates high with beautiful Broccolini®!
3 easy ways to make Broccolini®the main event
Eggs and vegetables are a match made in heaven – and none more so than Broccolini® in frittata. Cut Broccolini® finely and stir through the egg mixture, or simply place on top and bake whole. You won’t even miss the meat in this satisfying dish.
Cut your Broccolini® lengthways to add to your usual stir fry – it’ll fit right in next to your noodles! Doing so will help to balance out your dish, as you can boost your vegie intake while keeping healthy carb portions in check.
Instead of the usual lettuce leaves, why not base your salad on Broccolini® instead? There are endless flavour combinations to keep you coming back for more and more veg. The possibilities are endless! Broccolini®, lemon and feta, anyone? How about Broccolini®, chilli and toasted almonds? Yum!