6 Healthy and Easy Asparagus Recipes

The easiest way to prepare asparagus is to roast them. Just toss them in with oil and seasoning and bake it for a few minutes, and you have a crispy side dish for your chicken or pork dishes. This quick method of preparation always works well, even if you just use salt and pepper to taste. 

If you have extra time in the kitchen, you can be extra creative with this vegetable. Here are some ideas you might want to try: 

Cream of Asparagus Cheddar Soup 

If you find yourself craving for some healthy soup this summer, this low-carb, high-fat recipe is worth a try. You will need a food processor to puree the asparagus, but the rest is just about tossing in the ingredients into the pan. Super easy! 

Photo credit: Diane of Eat Better Recipes

Cheesy Roasted Asparagus

This recipe takes roasted asparagus to the next level. Marinating the asparagus spears enhances the flavor, and the cheese on top of it makes it palatable even for picky eaters. Pair this with grilled meat to complete your low-carb meal. 

Lemon Ginger Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry

Why take out Asian food when you can try this simple recipe at home? Simply cook the chicken and asparagus in oil, garlic, and ginger, and then add the sauce. Keep stirring until the sauce comes to a boil and thickens up.

Asparagus Tart

Photo credit: Brenda or Sugar-Free Mom

Low-Carb Keto Asparagus Tart

This tart is perfect for brunch or light lunch with some salad. Its crust consists of only three ingredients and does not need any equipment to make it. You can store this in the fridge for up to three days for make-ahead meals. 

Photo credit: Laura of Cook at Home Mom

Asian Steak Kebabs with Asparagus

You would like to use thick asparagus for this recipe so that the spears stay intact when you thread them onto the skewers with the marinated beef and mushrooms. Optionally, you can add more colors to your kebab by adding onions, bell peppers, or fresh pineapple your stick. 

risotto

Photo credit: Caroline of Caroline’s Cooking

Cauliflower Risotto with Asparagus and Mushrooms

Cauliflower “rice” isn’t new to the low-carb society, but this variation is just full of flavor. Simply stir-fry onion and garlic in oil and then add the sliced mushroom, asparagus, cauliflower, and other ingredients as instructed. Healthy, easy, and tasty. 

Do you have any easy asparagus recipes to share with us? Write them in the comments. 

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Healthy Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts

This content originally appeared on Low Carb Yum. Republished with permission.

Love asparagus? You’ll want to give this easy stuffed chicken breast recipe a try. It’s a simple recipe for busy people or those just getting started on a low-carb diet.

Stuffed chicken may sound complicated, but it isn’t. It’s just a flattened piece of meat wrapped around a filling. To make this recipe, I just wrap seasoned chicken breasts around a few spears of asparagus. Then, I just bake it with homemade vinegar and oil dressing. That’s it!

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Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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A healthy asparagus stuffed chicken breast recipe baked in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This easy dish makes a wonderful keto meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus, Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 384kcal

Equipment

  • oven

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts skinless and boneless (4 breasts)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar balsamic or red wine
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 spears asparagus

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and salt. Set aside.
  • Pound each chicken breast with a mallet to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place 3 asparagus spears in the middle of each flattened chicken breast. Wrap chicken meat around the asparagus and secure with toothpicks. Arrange stuffed chicken in a baking pan then olive oil mixture evenly over the stuffed chicken.
  • Bake at 375°F for 25-30 minutes until chicken is fully cooked. Remove toothpicks prior to serving.

Notes

A few ways to change up the recipe:

  • Chicken can be topped with cream cheese or provolone cheese before wrapping around asparagus.
  • A low-carb “breading” made with seasoned almond flour or crushed pork rinds can be used to coat the chicken.
  • Each piece can be wrapped in bacon slices.
  • Marinara sauce can be used in place of the dressing and then topped with mozzarella cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 409mg | Potassium: 848mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.2mg


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Healthy Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

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