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Sonali is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician, mom, culinary school grad, recipe developer and, now, the author of multiple cookbooks. She uses her medical and culinary backgrounds to create healthy and delicious family-friendly recipes. She's also a wonderfully generous food blogger buddy of mine; she has been a true inspiration and support to me. We've even been lucky enough to have her guest post for the Full Belly Sisters blog—check out her gorgeous Moroccan Spiced Salmon.
Today, I'm sharing with you a delicious recipe for a Simple Sesame Roasted Broccoli (page 223 in the book). Broccoli is wonderful for everyone, of course; for you pregnant gals, it's especially fantastic. Packed with folate, fiber, and Vitamin C, it's a great addition to your diet. And this recipe—with its Asian flavors—is both tastier and infinitely healthier than your average Chinese take-out.
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon grated garlic
- 1 pound broccoli spears
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
- 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoons rice vinegar
- salt and pepper, to taste
Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Place the broccoli in a large bowl and then drizzle the soy sauce and vinegar on top. Toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
So easy! And this is just the kind of dish I recommend to clients: low in calories, but absolutely packed with nutrients. Oh, yeah, and super yummy. It's the perfect nosh for pregnancy cravings—kinda crunchy, a little salty, and very nutritious.
I'm so grateful to Sonali for sharing this wonderful cookbook with me. And I'm especially excited to share my copy with you! One lucky winner will get a copy of Natural Pregnancy Cookbook—just enter via the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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UPDATE: Check out Healthy Aperture's review of Natural Pregnancy Cookbook, which features my "Pump Up Your Milk" Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins!
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