Oven Roasted Lemon Broccoli

Fresh from the Oven

Broccoli is one of my favorite Super Foods. Most people don’t normally think of veggies as a source of Protein, but just one cup of chopped broccoli contains 3 grams of muscle building goodness! In addition to protein, Broccoli has high levels of all kinds of great nutrients. My husband and I usually incorporate Broccoli into our weekly meal plans so I am always looking for new ways to prepare it.

This is definitely one of my top 10 ways to cook Broccoli!

It’s Quick, Easy, and Super Yummy!

For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:

  • Fresh Broccoli (2lb bag of florets/2-3heads)
  • A Lemon (for Zest & Juice)
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3-4 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese (I use Fat Free)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Other things that will be helpful:


  1. Pre-Heat your Oven to 400 Degrees Fahrenheit
    (also make sure your rack is placed in the middle)
  2. Cover a sheet pan with Aluminum Foil & spritz with Cooking Spray
  3. While the oven is warming up, Wash your Broccoli and separate it in to florets if needed
  4. Zest the whole lemon, then juice one half. You will need about 1Tbsp of zest and 1.5-2Tbsp of juice.
  5. Then mince your Garlic Cloves
  6. In a large bowl, combine the Broccoli, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, & Garlic
  7. Mix until the broccoli is evenly Coated
  8. Spread the Broccoli evenly on your pan then sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese, Salt & Pepper
  9. Bake for 20 minutes
  10. After you have taken the Broccoli out of the oven, garnish with the lemon zest.


 I would say this recipe makes about 5-6 servings. We were able to eat it with dinner and I still had plenty to pack up for my husband’s lunches. Let me know in the comments below if you have tried this recipe or if you have another Broccoli recipe you would like to share!


Weight Loss Secret Weapon & MyFitnessPal App Review

I want to share with you one of my personal weight loss secret weapons…. Food Journaling!

The best way for you to gain an understanding of what you are putting in your body on a regular basis is to keep track of the meals you are eating. If writing down everything you eat all day sounds like a headache in the making, don’t worry, there is an app for that!
Check out MyFitnessPal!


       Some of my favorite app features:

  • It takes just a few minutes to set up an account.
  • The app creates a plan that is based on your personal information.
  • They have a huge database of foods so all you have to do is search & add.
  • It will remember your most used foods & you can also save meals to use again later.
  • A great recipe function, just add ingredients & it will calculate nutrition per serving.
  • Oh & you can access your account from any computer.
    (in case using your phone at work is taboo)

Another awesome feature is that you can connect with other MyFitnessPal users! I love being able to share motivation and progress with my friends and family. If you are already on MyFitnessPal or you are signing up for a new account, be sure to add Fit2BeQueen so we can encourage each other along the way!