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fresh vegetables and berries in a meal of lean protein assures you get a
variety of nutrients and fresh flavor without sacrificing your healthy
living goals. Some weight loss surgery patients notice the stringy fiber
of asparagus causes digestive discomfort. Look for tender young stalks
to avoid the stringy fibers or use a vegetable peeler and remove the
outer layer of each stalk to enjoy the tender asparagus without the
Lemony Asparagus with Parsley
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and sliced into 2-inch pieces
in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add asparagus; cook,
stirring occasionally, 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from
heat. Stir in chopped parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and black
pepper. Serve warm.
Per 1/2-cup serving: 35 calories, 3g protein, 2g fat, 5g carbohydrate and 2g dietary fiber.