A special recipe which you will enjoy serving.  Vegetables can make or break a nice meal.  It’s important to have tasty vegetable sides to make low-carbing feel luxurious and not like deprivation!  Rich sauces are encouraged on a low-carb diet to help satiate the appetite and provide enough fat, since carbs are restricted and one cannot overdo the protein.  Good carbs such as vegetables are to be eaten and enjoyed.

1 lb broccoli, cut up (0.45 kg)
1/cup water (60 mL)
1/cup grated Cheddar cheese (60 mL)
Creamy Sauce:
4 oz cream cheese (125 g)
1/cup mayonnaise (60 mL)
2 tbsp whipping cream (30 mL)
1/tsp minced garlic, optional (2 mL)

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). 

In 1-qt (1 L) casserole dish, place broccoli and pour water over all.  Microwave 6 minutes, or until just tender. 

Creamy Sauce: In food processor, or blender, process cream cheese, mayonnaise, whipping cream and garlic, if using.  Drain broccoli.  Pour sauce over broccoli and toss gently to combine.  Sprinkle top with grated Cheddar cheese.  Bake 10 to 15 minutes until hot and cheese has melted.

Yield:  8 servings
1 serving
139.4 calories
4.2 g protein
12.6 g fat
1.4 g fiber
2.3 g net carbs

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