Cooking For Dame: Lemon Garlic Broccoli with Beef Bacon

This week, Wifey for Lifey is back in the kitchen cooking up a light dish featuring one of Dame’s favorite ingredient when he ate meat ... Beef Bacon (a great alternative for those who don’t eat pork!) Raquel uses the Beef Bacon as an addition to a lightly Sautéed Lemon Garlic Broccoli base to create a delicious low-carb, high-protein meal. Another great trick about this recipe is you can substitute any of your favorite proteins to produce a lighter or heavier meal that won’t spike your blood sugar. Find the recipe below:

Lemon Garlic Broccoli with Beef Bacon:
*Use organic / Non-GMO whenever possible

Ingredients:

3 large broccoli heads, with stems spiralized
6 bacon strips, cooked
2 TBSP butter
1 cup chicken broth
¼ TBSP red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
5 medium garlic cloves
Juice from 1 lemon, and zest from half of lemon
3 TBSP grated parmesan cheese


Steps:

1. Slice off the broccoli florets, leaving the stems as long as possible
2. Spiralize broccoli stems to noodles
3. Heat butter in saucepan on medium heat, add garlic
4. Add broccoli florets, noodles and chicken broth. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until tender
5. Squeeze in ½ lemon, red pepper flakes and lemon zest
6. Top off with chopped beef bacon
7. Remove from heat, add cheese and serve warm