Delicious young asparagus are arriving at farm stands and local markets. Now is the time to enjoy them while the stalks are tender. Asparagus are a good source of fiber and contains important nutrients. They have Vitamin K, which is good for your bones. Asparagus are also a source of beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin, which are anti-inflammatory and help support weight loss.
Kitchen Tips-How to Enjoy Asparagus
I like to soak the asparagus several times to remove the sand. Then trim the tough ends of the asparagus. You may like your long stems and others may favor the Asian style perhaps cutting more of the stem into an angled piece which is very appealing if you have never tried this style before. This size can be tossed into a salad or a stir-fry.
Steam asparagus for a few minutes in very little water. Steam until brilliant green and fork tender. Watch them and be careful not to overcook.
A bowl of cooked asparagus on the kitchen counter will simply disappear as a delicious snack. Having only 40 calories per cup makes this an allowable treat. A squeeze of lime or lemon and perhaps a dash of salt and pepper completes your dish. Enjoy!
Wishing you Best Health!
Jonathan and The Fat Resistance Diet Team