The BEST way to eat broccoli!

Broccoli. It's one of my favorites. It's just one of those vegetables I have always had affection for. It has a lot to offer and is a nutrition powerhouse! I like it raw, steamed, roasted, in a soup, in a stir fry, as a mash. It's versatile. It's hearty. Broccoli, I love you. 

If you are new to incorporating a plethora of veggies into your diet then you need to get to know this vegetable. It's easy to prep and tastes amazing! Consume it raw and it offers you amazing detoxification properties. Consume it roasted and you have a deep, robust, and easy side dish packed with fiber and antioxidants!

Roasting broccoli and tossing it with lemon, garlic, and parsley takes this seemingly simple cuciferous vegetable and turns it into something sophisticated.

This is one of the first foods I learned to cook back in college, which lets be real made me feel like a real adult. Isn't that funny. Roasting broccoli made me feel like an adult. But this roasted sensation has been a supporting role in my meals for a long time, also providing comfort to me when I first started AIP back in 2014. I can always count on roasted broccoli not only because its forgiving and even if you burn it it still is going to be soooooo good. But, because it's beneficial for my immune system! It's full of fiber and cancer fighting antioxidants and is truly a staple in our house. I never have to worry about getting veggies into my toddler when this ends up on his plate! "More Brocci pease." It's like music to my ears. 

Cast Iron Roasted Broccoli

Prep Time  -  Cook Time  -  Total Time

    5 min            23 min          28 min


1 large head of broccoli cut into florets even in size

3  garlic cloves, minced 

2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped 

2 Tbsp. olive oil 

1/4 tsp. sea salt

zest & juice of 1 lemon


1. Preheat the oven to 415 F. 

2. Toss the broccoli florets with the garlic, parsley, lemon zest, salt, and olive oil. 

3. Arrange the broccoli in the cast iron skillet. You can use a baking tray if you don't have a cast iron, just make sure you line the tray with parchment paper or grease it up with a little oil. 

4. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes. 

5. Broil for 2 minutes. 

6. Remove from the oven and squeeze some lemon juice on top.

7. Enjoy!

Kellie is a wife, mamma, health coach, and recipe developer for MyCrazyJourney. Celiac disease, digestive issues and a plethora of food intolerances led her to AIP in 2014 and the CEP in 2017. She and her family have been following somewhat of a template since. Her goal is to inspire others to take their health into their own hands by cooking foods that are creative, fun, and won't wreak havoc on your health. Kellie's background is in art and education but she has always had a passion for food and it's powerful healing properties. Many of her creations are inspired by her experiences and designed to be enjoyed by the entire family! You can find Kellie here at MyCrazyJourney writing guest posts and on instagram.