Vitamin C on Your Table

You can strengthen your immune system for the fall season of colds and flus, and produce healthy skin and bones when you get a daily dose of vitamin C.  As we saw earlier in, The Best Way to Get Vitamin C, your best resource will be the foods you can get in your own grocery store.

So this week, we combine some of the top sources to make a recipe you will enjoy.  This recipe will provide more than 100% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance and will be delicious too. Broccoli and tomatoes also contain many cancer fighting nutrients in addition to Vitamin C. 

    Sun Dried Tomatoes and Steamed Broccoli

Serves 2

1 lb broccoli  (can be fresh or frozen)   organic is best

3 Tablespoons oil packed sun-dried tomatoes

3 Tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

6 kalamata olives

Sea salt and pepper to taste

Slices of yellow bell pepper can be added to double the vitamin C content  (optional)

1.       Fill bottom of steamer with 2 inches of water and begin to heat water on the stove.

2.       While steam is building up in the steamer, cut broccoli florets into quarters and let them sit so that the enzymes have a brief time to activate.

3.       Steam the cut florets and stems for no more than 5 minutes.  If stems are cut thicker than ¼ inch, they will require 1-2 minutes of cooking before adding the florets.

4.       Transfer steamed broccoli to a bowl.  Toss broccoli with the tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, and seasoning to taste.

 Steamed Broccoli with Sun-dried Tomatoes

Steamed Broccoli with Sun-dried Tomatoes