We all want to live a fairly healthy lifestyle, some of us are actually able to do that, but there are some who just need a little help. Well, if you are one of those people who just need a little help from a professional about a healthy life and diet, then you came to the right place. In this article, we want to talk about one very specific thing and that would be the broccoli leaves recipe and how to cook it. You have most likely tried these leaves before and you know how they should taste, but once you try to make them yourself, you will see that there is a difference in the taste and we can show you why is that happening.

Of course, because the taste is different, it means that the leaves also don’t have all the same nutrients and vitamins they should have. The key things about these leaves is to know how to properly cook them because if you make a mistake in the cooking part, then you can forget about everything else. Not only we are going to teach you how to cook these leaves properly, but we are also going to give you some ideas for what you can combine them with in order to create a very tasty meal that you will actually enjoy.

Don’t Overcook

The first and most important thing when preparing broccoli leaves is to wash them properly and after that cook them. Now for the tricky part, how long should they be cooking for, well, there isn’t a set time that you have to follow because not all broccoli leaves are the same. Some will require only 10 to 15 minutes of cooking and some will be done in 30. How you can know for sure is to monitor the leaves closely and if you see they are softening up that’s a good sign, but you must not let them fall apart. If they start falling apart, that means you have overcooked them and they might not have the same taste.

Combining with Chicken Breast

A great way to create a meal from a cooked broccoli leaves is to combine it with fresh chicken breasts because they are also very healthy and full of protein. If you cook the leaves the right way, you can serve the meat with the broccoli on the side or what you can also do is cut the meat into small pieces and just drop in the broccoli leaves.

Sandwiches

We know that this article is about cooking with broccoli, but we know that there are a lot of people who don’t have the time to do it, or who are just too lazy to cook. Well, for those people we also have a very good alternative suggestion and that is to place these broccoli leaves inside your sandwich. Just like you are putting tomatoes and all the other healthy ingredients inside the sandwich, you slip in some healthy broccoli leaves.