7 New and Unique Takes On Broccoli Your Family Will Love

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Does your family like green veggies? I personally love almost all green vegetables, but my family does not share my affinity for them. Maybe you can relate?

One of my favorite vegetables is broccoli and it just so happens it’s super good for you too! Broccoli is extremely high in Vitamin C, which is perfect for this time of year because Vitamin C can helps to reduce the length of the common cold.

My kids always trick me because when they’re young – they love broccoli. They happily eat it however I serve it to them. Right now my 19 month old can’t get enough broccoli, she eats more then my 4 and 6 year olds combined! The older two were the same when they were younger, too.

Then they revolted and all of the sudden they hate broccoli and can’t even stand to look at it on their plates. I still want them to healthy, though, so serving broccoli to my family now takes some creativity.

7 Unique Broccoli Recipes to Serve Your Family

My favorite way to make and eat broccoli is just sauteed. To me, there is beauty in simplicity.

Sautéed Broccoli

2 -3 Heads of broccoli
4 tablespoons butter
Sea salt and black pepper

To saute broccoli: I cut up 2-3 heads of broccoli into pieces and add it to a pan along with about 4 tablespoons of butter. Sprinkle with a generous amount of sea salt and a dash of pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat for about 10 minutes, until the broccoli is crisp-tender. Delicious!

For my family though, I have to find ways to include broccoli into or inside a dish to make it appealing to them. So I’ve put together a list of great intriguing ways to serve broccoli to your family, and hopefully to get them to eat it too!


7 Unique Broccoli Recipes to Serve Your Family 

1. Mini Pizza Muffins with Broccoli

Mini Pizza Muffins with Broccoli

These bite-sized muffins are a perfect snack for kids. They can be made vegan, but still have a simple ingredient list. Add a side of pizza sauce for dipping and watch these disappear from the plate in no time! They are also great to make-ahead and freeze for later.


2. Basil and Broccoli Pesto Potato Salad

Basil and Broccoli Pesto Potato Salad

Not your traditional potato salad, this recipe uses pesto in place of the usual mayo-base. It also adds broccoli to the pesto to pack an extra nutritional punch, but it’s all green, so your family won’t know the difference!


3. Twice Baked Potatoes with Broccoli and Kale 

Twice Baked Potatoes with Kale and Broccoli

Twice Baked Potatoes take a few extra steps, but the end result is totally worth it! These would make a fantastic vegetarian main-dish, or would be delicious on the side of a big ol’ steak as well!  


4. Veggie Tortilla Wraps

Veggie Tortilla Wraps

Whip up these easy and tasty veggie wraps for a nutritious lunch or quick dinner. Wraps are perfect for kids because they help to keep everything contained. I don’t know about yours, but my kids will eat just about anything if it’s wrapped inside a tortilla!   


5. Broccoli and Citrus Superfood Salad

Broccoli and Citrus Superfood Salad

Don’t be deceived by this exotic looking salad, the ingredient list is fairly simple, with things you can keep on hand in your fridge and pantry. A little bit sweet and a little bit salty, this is not your average broccoli salad!


6. Dilly Cream of Potato/Vegetable Soup

Cream of Potato Vegetable Soup

This creamy and delicious soup from scratch is also extra nutritious when made with homemade chicken stock. It’s packed full of vegetables and is a great way to use up extra veggies in your fridge. It’s also ready in just 30 minutes, making it a perfect weeknight dinner for cold winter nights!


7. Broccoli Rice

broccoli rice

And then, if you’re anything like me, you probably have some leftover rice and broccoli hanging out in your fridge at any given time (especially when I just make sauteed broccoli and no one else in my family eats much of it). This Cheesy Broccoli and Rice recipe remakes those leftovers into something new that your family will love!

Try one of these unique recipes to get some extra veggies into your family’s diet this week!

Does your family like green veggies? What creative ways do you serve your family vegetables they would prefer not to eat? 

Emily writes about green and natural living at Live Renewed.
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