Are you looking for an intelligent craving? Something that soothes the crunchy, salty must-have? Please meet Garlic Lemon Broccoli Bites with Bragg’s Amino Acid. With my work and writing schedule, I love to have go-to foods that require little to no prep and satisfy my grazing urges as well and are not carb-loaded. I prepare a big batch of quinoa at the beginning of the week and add it to salads, soups, and veggies throughout the rest of the week.
Same premise with the Broccoli Bites. I prepare them ahead of time and graze over the next few days. The longer the broccoli marinates, the more flavorful it becomes! Plus, it is incredibly handy to toss the broccoli into a salad, onto a pizza, into a wrap, paired with hummus (SO GOOD), or I eat it right from the bowl. It brings a crunchy texture and salty, garlicky, lemony flavor that has (interestingly) the same effect as popcorn. You start craving it. And for me, absentmindedly consuming broccoli, is all about the win win of intelligent cravings!
Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable and a wonderful detox food, filled with phytonutrients, fiber, and vitamins. High nutrition and low calories are also what makes broccoli a must-have on your superfood weekly rotation. Add in the benefits of cancer-fighting properties and cholesterol-lowering benefits and you can see why broccoli really is “intelligent” as a craving.
Since discovering Bragg’s Liquid Aminos a few years ago, soy sauce has virtually disappeared from the Hungry Goddess kitchen. Bragg Liquid Aminos is not fermented, is Gluten-Free, and made from non-GMO soybeans and purified water. Use as an alternative for Tamari and Soy Sauce. You can order Bragg’s Liquid Aminos here from Amazon (affiliate link) or find it in most markets. Whole Foods definitely carries it. I even substitute it for Worcestershire sauce!
- 1 head of broccoli – trimmed and cut into bite sized pieces – florets and stalk
- 1/2 cup of Olive Oil
- 1/4 cup of Bragg’s Amino Acids
- 1/4 cup of lemon juice
- 3 cloves of garlic – pressed or minced
Wash, trim, and cut the broccoli into bite-sized pieces. I like to chop the stalks up too! Mix the dressing separately – Olive Oil, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, lemon juice, and garlic. Pour approximately half the dressing over the broccoli which should be in a container that can be covered. Cover and shake vigorously to coat the broccoli. I let it marinate for about an hour and then I add the rest of the dressing. Cover and shake again. Should keep no problem for several days in the refrigerator. Make sure to taste and add more lemon or less garlic, according to your palate. Enjoy!