Asparagus is a must in the cover girls food plan! It’s a natural diuretic, allowing you to eliminate those extra pounds. Fitness competitors and models will actually go out of their way to eat it about a good week before their competition or photo shoots, because it helps them get really lean and cut, by helping them drop that unwanted water weight. Always aim to keep asparagus in your fridge washed and ready to steam! One package of fresh organic asparagus, rinsed with the hard bottom stems snapped or cut off. Steam over steamer until tender yet still crisp, or sauté in a pan until slightly cooked.
Broccoli has many health benefits such as it being high in calcium and fiber. Plus its fridge life is long. You can buy a big head of it, and it keeps for a while. It is a staple in the female models food plan because it can be steamed, added to stir fries, omelets, or eaten raw with a side of fat free dip. One large head of broccoli, or a package of broccoli florets Steam over steamer until tender yet still crisp, or sauté in a pan until slightly cooked.
Spinach is an excellent source of fiber, iron and powerful antioxidants which fight ovarian cancer. It’s delicious in omelet’s, in soups, stews, in a green salad. You can also steam it or sauté it for a quick healthy side dish that will complete either your lunch or dinner. Choose a bag of organic triple washed spinach. Steam over steamer or sauté in a touch of olive oil until slightly wilted
Creative Garnishes for Asparagus, Broccoli, and Spinach Side Dishes
Feel free to top with any of the following garnishes to make your side dishes a bit more satisfying without blowing your calories:
- Drizzle with olive oil
- Slivered Almonds
- Garnish with a squeeze of fresh lemon
- Dust lightly with parmesan cheese
- Lightly top with low fat feta cheese
- Raw unsalted walnuts
- Add a few crumbled whole grain crackers on top
- Drizzle with Low fat hollandaise sauce
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