Top Ten Keto Veggies Plus A Recipe For Broccoli Rabe

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Are you even the least bit curious about what the top ten keto veggies are? Are you tired of the same old sides and salads, need to switch things up?

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Then you’ve come to the right place, not only for the top ten keto veggies, but also a recipe for tasty broccoli rabe, one that I can’t wait to make for my hubby this week.

See, on keto, you may be missing some of the veggies you used to eat, now that they are no longer “allowed” due to their high carb count. Veggies like sweet potatoes and squash. (although zucchini is ok)

Asparagus
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That’s where this list will come in handy. You can refer back to it, save it for later, and come up with all kinds of salads, and side dishes to add variety to your meal plan.

My recipe I got from Skinny Taste and I will get to that after the list of top ten veggies. So, without further ado:

  1. Spinach
  2. Lettuce
  3. Asparagus
  4. Avocados
  5. Broccoli
  6. Kale
  7. Broccoli Rabe
  8. Bok Choy
  9. Celery
  10. Cauliflower

This list may not sound like all that, yet I know zillions of recipes for cauliflower-it is soooo versatile and customizable! Avocados too! Besides eating them alone, they can be added to smoothies, salads, even made into ice cream!

Bok Choy
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Experiment with some of these veggies, google recipes, or look on Pinterest (a gold mine) and tell me something new you’ve found. I love new ideas too!

Ok, on to the recipe. I had not heard much about broccoli rabe, so honestly, I had to do a little research myself and this is what I learned. The longer you cook it, the better it turns out.

The other thing is that it may be slightly bitter, however, it provides many vitamins and minerals like Vitamins A, C and K, potassium, and calcium as well. Blanching before roasting reduces the bitterness and garlic disguises the taste.

This would make a great side to steak, chicken, or sausage, alongside a bit of pasta alfredo made with miracle noodles.

Roasted Broccoli Rabe With Garlic

Ingredients:

  • 1 lg bunch of broccoli rabe (rapini), tough stems removed
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 2 T olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400*
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil
  3. When boiling, add broccoli rabe and blanch for one minute
  4. Remove from water and drain well in a colander
  5. Add to a baking dish and mix with garlic, oil, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes
  6. Roast 15-20 minutes

Nutrition Info: 4 servings Total fat 7g Carbs 1.7g Protein 1.2 g

 

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2 Replies to “Top Ten Keto Veggies Plus A Recipe For Broccoli Rabe”

  1. I’d add some lemon juice there too. And i’m totally there with the cauliflower, we like them pickled. my daughter will even drink the salty water when i’m not around. and spinach… yum.

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