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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Healthy & Delicious Carbs to Love

Enjoy Healthy Carbs in these
Taste Pleasing Side Dishes
Shared from the LivingAfterWLS Weekly Digest

Stawberries & Asparagus
Including 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 stringy fiber.

Lemony Asparagus with Parsley
Serves 4

1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and sliced into 2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Heat oil 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.

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