Quick Fix: Broccoli & Parm

2 cups broccoli
Parmesan
black pepper

Fill a medium-sized saucepan halfway up with water, and put on to boil. When water is boiling, add the broccoli. Boil for 2-3 minutes and then reduce to a simmer. Cook 5 more minutes, until the broccoli is tender, but not floppy. Drain.

Put the broccoli into a bowl and cover with a good deal of freshly grated pepper. While the broccoli is still hot, follow suite with a decent amount of grated or shaved Parmesan cheese, so it melts over the veg. Serves 1.

Meal Cost:
broccoli- $1.50
parmesan- $0.50

Total Calories:
broccoli- 50
1/2 cup parmesan – 220

That is $1.50 and 270 calories! Perfect for a quick and healthy lunch, like the one I had today after class, when I only had twenty minutes before I had to rush off to an appointment.

OR try Sesame Broccoli!

2 cups broccoli
red pepper flakes
1 tbsp sesame oil

Same deal, but after draining the broccoli, put it back in the pot for a minute, so that when you pour in the sesame oil, you have more room to toss to evenly coat. Sprinkle on some red pepper flakes, according to your liking, and you’re good to go!

Total Calories:
broccoli- 50
sesame oil- 120

This one has fewer calories AND is cheaper, because you should have sesame oil in your pantry!

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