Steamed Broccoli with Lemon Sauce
This broccoli recipe yields 4 servings and the start to finish time takes 20 minutes.
0.5 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch
0.5 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
0.25 teaspoon xylitol
1 teaspoon butter
3 cups broccoli florets
In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the chicken broth, lemon juice, cornstarch, soy sauce, and xylitol. Stir until the cornstarch is dissolved. Increase the heat to medium and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to low and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly, or until the sauce is thick. Add the butter. Keep warm.
Steam the broccoli over boiling water for 5 to 7 minutes, or until just tender. (Or place in a covered glass dish with 2 tablespoons of water and cook in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes.) Drain the broccoli and serve with lemon sauce.
Per serving: calories 67, protein 4g, carbohydrates 10g, fiber 4g, fat 2g (monounsaturated 1g, polyunsaturated trace, saturated 1g), sodium 84mg.
This broccoli recipe is reprinted with permission from the book The Whitaker Wellness: Weight Loss Program, written by Dr Julian Whitaker. ISBN 1-4016-0297-5