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Lemon Blanched Asparagus

This is a quick and healthy asparagus recipe to use throughout the week. Part of an on-going fat burning meal plan is to eat small, protein+fiber based meals every 2-3 hours, and this lemon blanched asparagus is a fantastic recipe to use for the greens and fiber in your meals. I like to make a triple batch that will last in the fridge in a large ziplock bag for about 3 days of meals. Make sure not to blanch too long, so that the asparagus maintains a crisp-tender consistency, so that it will remain fresh tasting for a few days, and never mushy. Enjoy!

Servings: 4

Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com

Here’s what you need

  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 large bunch Asparagus, ends trimmed
  • sea salt and black pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring 4 cups of water to boil in a large skillet. Juice the lemon and add to the water.
  2. Add the asparagus to the boiling water for 4 minutes. Remove the asparagus with tongs, or by pouring into a colander. Generously season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Nutritional Analysis

One serving equals: 20 calories, 0g fat, 4g carbohydrate, 2mg sodium, 1g sugar, 2g fiber, and 2g protein.

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