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Asparagus – A Super Food

Fit-Journey-AsparagusAsparagus can be great in a salad or as a side to any meal.

Why it’s a super food:

  • Asparagus is high in fiber.
  • Asparagus is high in vitamins A, B, C and K.
  • Asparagus contains tryptophan which is an essential amino acid.
  • Asparagus is rich in other nutrients including calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc!
  • One spear of asparagus has only four calories!

Here’s a great roasted asparagus recipe!


1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus

1-2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Remove base of asparagus.  Toss asparagus with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, and place in a baking pan.  Roast 10-15 minutes until asparagus is crisp/tender.  Rotate once halfway through roasting.  Serves 6.

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