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3 Ideas for Adding Asparagus to Your Daily Dishes

By Ali Struhs
April 21, 2015

Whether steamed or roasted in the oven with a tablespoon of olive oil, asparagus is a springtime favorite vegetable for good, healthy reasons. This well-balanced vegetable is a good source of potassium, vitamins A, B6, and C, and thiamin. Just one serving can provide 60 percent of your recommended daily value of folic acid, an essential nutrient for pregnant women and those with anemia.

Versatile and easy to prepare, spears of asparagus can be added to just about any Jenny Craig dinner entree. Here are three ways to include asparagus in your weight loss program.

1. Add to savory breakfast dishes
Whether cooked or raw, asparagus can be added to savory breakfast items on the Jenny Craig menu. For example, the fluffy Cheddar Cheese Omelet can be enhanced with chopped asparagus spears tucked inside the omelet, or try adding asparagus to the satisfying Breakfast Scramble.

2. Mix in pasta
If you’re craving fresh vegetables with your dinner, chop and steam asparagus and then mix the spears in Jenny Craig pasta dinner entrees. Creamy Chicken Carbonara, rich Chicken Fettuccine, or the comforting Macaroni and Cheese can all be enhanced with asparagus.

3. Spears as a side
If you’re growing tired of traditional side salads, try roasting asparagus in the oven or on your grill for a green side option. Wash and trim asparagus spears, then toss them in a tablespoon of olive oil before seasoning with garlic. Roast in the oven for 25 minutes, or until the asparagus is tender. You can even roast other healthy vegetables, such as zucchini and carrots, with your asparagus. Pair with Spaghetti with Meatballs or Three Cheese Ziti Marinara.

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