Steamed Broccoli with Chilli, Lemon and Almonds

Health-promoting broccoli as a low-cal meal


  • 100g tenderstem broccoli

  • Squeeze of lemon

  • Pinch of chilli flakes

  • 2 tbsp flaked toasted almonds


  • Steam broccoli and dress with lemon juice, chilli flakes and almonds.

Serves 1

Adapted from The Fast Diet Recipe Book by Mimi Spencer and Sarah Schenker

This way broccoli can be served as a low-cal lunch or as a side-dish for dinner on a low-cal day.  Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable full of important sulphur and organosulphur compounds.  Sulphur is an essential ingredient for the production of glutathione, one of our innate anti-oxidants.  Sulphur is also needed to produce to other amino acids important for liver detoxification, methionine and taurine.  Almonds are a particularly healthy nut, reducing cholesterol especially LDL. Chilli increases metabolism and lemon juice stimulates the digestion.

157 calories per serve