Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Mean Green Spears

Asparagus is a great vegetable. I found the following stats in a recent Parenting magazine. Check it out!

Half a cup of cooked asparagus has 20 calories, 2 g fiber, 57% daily value vitamin K, 33% folate and 18% vitamin A.


Looking for a couple of great ideas on how to prepare it? Try the following:

Roast asparagus spears at 450 degrees for 10 minutes.
Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder.
Chop into 1- in pieces and add to omeletes, rice, soups, and salads.

OR

Blanch asparagus spears (paraboil for 4 min then dunk in cold water).
Dip in a mixture of light mayo mixed with orange zest, a splash of OJ, and a dab of honey.

1 comment:

Audrey said...

I found you through the MommyFest site. Though it was over weeks ago, I'm still reading blogs and enjoying meeting others.

We love to use aspargus in recipes. We chop it up, dice it up and even serve it with melted butter. Yum!!

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