Eat Healthy Recipe: Baked Asparagus with Parmesan

One of our goals at The Meeting Place on Market is to encourage healthy eating with fresh ingredients.  This recipe uses fresh organic asparagus purchased from Keller’s Organic Co-Op. I usually don’t like asparagus, so this surprised me with how good it was. The kids even ate it!  Thanks Mom for the recipe!

Ingredients:

Fresh asparagus

Olive oil

Sea salt

Pepper

Parmesan cheese

Drizzle olive oil on a baking stone or cookie sheet. Add asparagus and turn until lightly coated. Season with salt and pepper or your favorite seasoning. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 400 until crisp-tender (about 10 – 15 minutes).

Alternate method: Follow above instructions, but don’t sprinkle the Parmesan cheese until after cooking. Instead of baking, broil at 400 degrees. Then top with Parmesan. (recipe from Tami Niemeyer).

NOTE: Keller’s Organic Co-Op is a local co-op in the Lima, Ohio area that provides its members with fresh organic fruit and vegetables every month. There’s no commitment required. What better way to encourage good environmental practices than to shop organic or naturally-grown foods? It also encourages the growth of smaller, family owned farms. For more information, contact Tami Niemeyer through her web site: http://earthelegance.mionegroup.com/

If you’re not in the Lima, Ohio area, you might be able to find a co-op near you through this web site: http://www.coopdirectory.org/directory.htm

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