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Simple and Delicious Roasted Asparagus

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The most prized and elegant of all the vegetables, asparagus is believed to have originated 2,000 years ago. The skinny for each serving, 71 calories, 5 grams of fat and 2 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.  Roasted asparagus adds a nice addition to any meal, a real treat for asparagus lovers!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Bake time: 15 minutes


Ingredients

1 pound asparagus

1½ tablespoons extra virgin oil

½ teaspoon salt

fresh ground pepper to taste


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Clean and break off the tough ends of asparagus.

3. Place asparagus on a baking sheet and drizzle the olive oil over the top.  Roll around to coat each.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Roast in oven for about 15 minutes or until tender-crisp.

Makes 4 servings (each serving, (4 ounces) 1/4 of recipe)


Food Facts

The optimal season for fresh asparagus lasts from February though June, although it’s available year-round in many regions.  The earliest, most tender stalks are an apple green.  Europeans prefer white asparagus, which is grown underground to prevent them from becoming green.

Asparagus is grown in sandy soil so be sure to wash them before using.


Healthy Benefit

Asparagus is one of the most nutritionally well-balanced vegetables.  It’s high in folic acid, potassium, fiber, thiamin, and vitamins A, B6 and C.


Shopping Tip

When buying asparagus, choose firm, bright green stalks with tight tips.  Store tightly wrapped in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


Weight Watchers
(old points) 1
Weight Watchers POINTS
PLUS 2

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (4 ounces)
71 calories, 5g fat, 3g protein, 5g carbs, 2g fiber, 295mg sodium, 2g sugar
FAT FACTS: same as Skinny Facts

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