well, I came across this in my mail this Thanksgiving morning and would like to try it.
Yes is what I thought
Timothy, do you ever find yourself craving comfort foods?
Well, if you’re anything like me, the answer is a resounding YES!
Especially around this time of year, as the days start to get shorter and the nights become chillier.
There’s just one problem, though: Many of our “fall favorites” are full of health sabotagers like lectins, sugar, and dairy.
All of which can leave you feeling gassy, bloated, and sluggish. And of course, they’re major waistline expanders.
But in my opinion, you shouldn’t have to deny yourself of the foods you know and love.
The good news is, all it takes is a little twist here and there to turn unhealthy comfort foods into HEALTHY ones.
So today, I want to share something with you. It’s a dish Penny and I make all the time.
It doesn’t have any lectins, dairy or excess sugar… so you’re not left with the uncomfortable “side effects” of a traditional comfort food.
Best of all, it’ll have your taste buds jumping for joy.
I’ll share the health benefits with you in just a minute. But my mouth is already watering — so why don’t I just give you the recipe right now.
It’s a little something I like to call:
Dr. Gundry’s Cheesy Roast Broccoli
- 4 cups broccoli florets (or 1 head broccoli, chopped)
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- ½ tsp iodized sea salt
- Zest of 1 lemon
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Toss broccoli and HALF the olive oil together, and spread into a single layer on a sheet tray. Bake for 5-10 minutes, until broccoli is tender, and beginning to brown around the edges.
- Meanwhile, combine remaining oil with garlic, garlic powder, pepper, salt, lemon zest, and cheese/yeast.
- When broccoli is tender, remove from oven and drizzle with the garlic mixture. Stir, to flip broccoli pieces and combine well.
- Return to oven for an additional 2-3 minutes, until garlic is tender and cheese (if using) is melted.
- Serve hot or room temperature.
Now, this dish has a few incredible ALL-STARS when it comes to your health...
The first is broccoli.
Broccoli is filled with all sorts of vitamins and minerals. The standout is vitamin C. This powerful antioxidant can be a BIG boost to your immune system — which everyone needs around this time of year.
It’s also a known prebiotic fiber. So, it nourishes your “good” gut bugs. And as they start to crowd out the bad bacteria, you’ll quickly begin to notice fewer cravings, smoother digestion, and more energy.
Next up is, the “fat fighter.”
But you may know it better as garlic. Turns out, garlic contains a compound called allicin.
And the beautiful thing about allicin is it’s thermogenic. That means it raises your body temperature, which kick starts your metabolism to help you burn more calories.
Now that’s what I call a comfort food!
So, give this delicious dish a try tonight. I guarantee you’ll love it.
Looking out for you,
Steven Gundry, MD
P.S. The holiday season is fast approaching. And with it comes a laundry list of foods that may taste great... but are also MAJOR “gut bombs.” That’s why it’s crucial to give your gut some added protection. One of the best ways to do that is with a daily dose of prebiotics. This special class of fiber builds your army of “good” bacteria so you can stay free from bloating, weight gain, and digestive troubles. I discovered a SUPER easy, 30-second trick to do all of that for you. (Best of all, it doesn’t require any cooking.)
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