Asparagus With Lemon

It's important to eat your greens so try this delicious and low-calorie veggie side dish. 


  • 2 pounds asparagus, tough ends trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Place asparagus in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover saucepan and steam for five minutes or until bright green and tender. Rinse asparagus under cold water and drain thoroughly. Combine oil and lemon juice in a bowl. Pour over asparagus. Season with pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature if desired.

Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe. 70 calories, 3 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 0 milligrams sodium, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 9 grams carbohydrate, 5 grams fiber, 5 grams protein.

Diabetic Exchange
Fruit: 0; vegetables: 2; meat: 0; milk: 0; fat: 0; carbohydrate: 0; other: 0.

Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange. Exchanges are rounded up or down equal to whole numbers.

Recipe courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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