Daphne Oz's Stuffed Artichokes

Artichokes are the perfect prebiotic veggies that have been hiding in your supermarket! They contain inulin, which is a naturally-occurring plant fiber that especially benefits people prone to constipation or those trying to lose or maintain weight. Sometimes, artichokes are intimidating to work into our diet, so try out this delicious and easy recipe, courtesy of Daphne Oz.

2 cups Italian bread crumbs
1 cup Locatelli cheese, finely grated
2 large cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
6 artichokes
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup olive oil
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

1. Cut off tops and stems of artichokes, and steam for 30 minutes, until fork tender. Mince one of the stems.


2. Preheat oven to 350°F.


3. In a bowl, mix together bread crumbs, cheese, garlic, minced artichoke stems, oregano, olive oil, chicken stock, and a teaspoon of salt. In a roasting pan, arrange artichokes upright. Stuff with the breadcrumb mixture, and drizzle with olive oil to moisten filling.


4. Roast for 30 minutes, until filling is golden and cooked through. Turn on broiler. Broil for 1-2 minutes, until breadcrumbs are browned and crisp.