Steamed Mussels and Broccoli
Steamed mussels and broccoli is one of the healthiest meals around, very fulfilling and it is made quickly and easily.
Steamed frozen mussels have taste almost as good as fresh ones - but frozen mussels are available all year long in the nearest supermarket, while fresh mussels are sometimes hard to find.
Calories in steamed mussels come from animal protein, simple carbs (yes, mussels have carbs) and good fats.
As vegetable for this meal, I have chosen, as many times before - frozen broccoli. Nutritional value of steamed broccoli mostly comes from complex carbs.
Preparing this meal is very simple and it is very similar to preparing other steamed food.
|Put the bag of frozen broccoli in steamer.|
|Add frozen mussels.|
|Flush the vegetables and mussels with hot water - it will cook much faster.|
Before steaming add little bit of salt and other spices according to your preferences.
Just be careful - steamed food have stronger taste than for example boiled.
Put the lid on and steam for about 20 minutes.
|Steamed mussels and broccoli is finished.|
|Serve the meal on plate while warm. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to enhance flavor and taste.|
Nutrition data of this meal, without olive oil:
|Calories:||188 kcal||148 kcal||81 kcal||-|
Total ~ 420 kcal, mostly from protein and carbs. This meal has only 9 grams of fat - 1.4g of that fat is omega-3 from mussels.
If you add a tablespoon of olive oil, that this meal has:
|Calories:||188 kcal||148 kcal||216 kcal||-|
Total ~ 550 kcal.
With or without olive oil, this is very satiating meal. With olive oil, calories and fat content is increased, but also taste and flavor. If you don't like that much oil, put just a half of tablespoon of olive oil - it is very hard to notice even whole tablespoon of olive oil in this meal. If you have olive oil on the bottom of the plate, but you mixed mussels and broccoli with oil, than you have put far too much oil ...