Nourishing Nutty Noodles

1 Broccoli Cashew Alfredo Savory-Bowl + 5 ingredients

Makes 4 Servings

PREP TIME: 20 minutes • COOK TIME: 10 minutes

 

Nourishing Nutty Noodles -Broccoli Cashew Alfredo Meal-Mod

Gather family & friends ’round the table for a big bowl of nourishing noodles full of splendiferous cruciferous broccoli! Pasta is always a favorite, and adding a few simple ingredients to our popular cashew alfredo meal allows others to join the flavorful fun. Enjoy warm conversation, while benefiting from health-promoting whole grains, veggies, and nuts. Celebrate suppertime with this dreamy dish that everyone will devour!

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Unique Whole Plant Foods

Ingredients 

1 LeafSide Broccoli Cashew Alfredo Savory-Bowl

8 oz of preferred pasta (long noodles)

1 head of fresh or frozen broccoli

4 oz fresh mushrooms of choice

Pine nuts, as desired

Plant-based parmesan, as desired

TOOLS NEEDED:

Stove, Microwave

Directions

1. Prepare LeafSide’s Broccoli Cashew Alfredo Savory-Bowl as directed, but with 2 cups of water (instead of 1.5).

2. Cook additional preferred pasta (spaghetti, linguine, or fettuccine) while the LeafSide meal steeps (shown with buckwheat & rice noodles).

3. Steam fresh or frozen broccoli & mushrooms (shown with baby bellas).

4. Combine prepared LeafSide meal and additional cooked noodles in a large serving bowl & mix.

5. Top with steamed broccoli & mushrooms, pine nuts, and plant-based parmesan as desired.

 

Other suggested toppings: asparagus, peas, spinach (mixed in to wilt), walnuts, cashews

 

TIP: Make your own plant-based parmesan in a food processor by blending 1 cup walnuts, 1/3 cup nutritional yeast, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt to your desired texture.

Nutrition Nugget


Sulforaphane the Superhero

Practically alone in the plant kingdom, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, collards, or the kale in this meal, offer a uniquely powerful nutrient called sulforaphane (we’d prefix it with Super and capitalize Sulforaphane, but that’s just us). Its studied superpowers include blocking cancer cell growth and spread, repairing DNA damage, helping your liver do its detox dance, protecting your eyes and brain, reducing inflammation generally, and even helping to relieve autism symptoms. The one caveat is that heat and cooking deactivate sulforaphane, so if you don’t like your veggies raw, you’ll need just a bit of mustard and its magical myrosinase enzyme, to reactivate sulforaphane fully. Thanks to Dr. Greger for that tip, and giving these veggies their own place in his Daily Dozen!

 

Reference: https://nutritionfacts.org/topics/cruciferous-vegetables/

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