Crispy Oven Roasted Broccoli (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Paleo Gluten Free Crispy Roasted Broccoli

You know how you get those cravings? Like you just HAVE TO HAVE something _______ (insert: sweet, salty, creamy, etc.) or you just might die? Well I had one of those must-have cravings recently and thank god I found this amazing recipe for crispy roasted broccoli. Think crunchy and salty meets broccoli and tastes like sinful broccoli Parmesan. This dish was so delicious that I almost ate the entire pan in one sitting. It is incredibly satisfying and sooo tasty-- honestly it is my favorite way I've ever had broccoli. Give it a try, you'll thank me.

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Now a little bit about broccoli... I hate to break it to you, but your parents were right when they told you to eat your broccoli. Broccoli is a SUPER FOOD.  Broccoli is a rich source of vitamin C,  Calcium, vitamin A, iron, vitamin K, B-complex vitamins, zinc, phosphorus and phyto-nutrients. In fact, just a 100 gram serving of broccoli will provide you with more than 150% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C. That’s more than oranges! While the calcium content of one serving doesn't equal that of a glass of milk, broccoli can be an important calcium source for those who don't consume dairy products. And have you ever heard of phyto-nutrients? Phytonutrients are tiny compounds which lower the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. Did I also mention that on top of having all these healthy things, broccoli is low in calories and carbs? That sounds pretty good to me!

Paleo Gluten Free Crispy Roasted Broccoli

Crispy Roasted Broccoli

Serves 2-3 | Prep time 10 mins | Cook time 35-45 mins

Ingredients

  • 8 cups broccoli florets, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons almond meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Take 3-4 broccoli crowns and cut into florets (can also use stems chopped)
  3. Place broccoli in large bowl and toss with olive oil
  4. In small bowl mix remaining seasoning ingredients (almond meal, onion powder, garlic powder, salt)
  5. Pour mixed seasoning into large broccoli bowl and toss together
  6. Spread broccoli over a baking pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the broccoli has browned.
  7. Enjoy on its own or as a side dish
Paleo Gluten Free Crispy Roasted Broccoli

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