Discover New Ways To Serve Broccoli!
If you didn’t like your broccoli as a kid, you’re not alone. By now, you and your tastes have matured (we hope!) and you probably can’t get enough of the green goodness of broccoli. If you participate in Meatless Monday, you'll be thrilled to learn all the different ways you can add broccoli to your meals!
Forget about fantastic flavor, versatility and accessibility for a second. Broccoli is one of the best-of-the-best when it comes to nutritional value. Whether you're looking for a snack, side dish or salad, check out what you'll cash in on when you serve up these spears:
So what can you do with broccoli aside from the usual, like steaming it or eating it raw as a snack (maybe with a little low-fat dip)? You've got a bunch of options!
Make a pesto pasta sauce with it
Yum! So many green veggies can be used to make a pesto sauce and broccoli is no exception!
Makes about 1-1/2 cups of sauce
Enjoy it as a smooth and creamy soup
Perfect when there's a chill in the air, this creamy broccoli soup recipe will warm you to your core!
Serve it up as a hearty salad
Forget about the wimpy salad from your lunchtime deli. With a few simple steps, you can enjoy a hearty, healthy salad for lunch (or dinner)! Try this cauliflower broccoli salad recipe or wing it and toss together cooled steamed broccoli with cooked brown rice, toasted almond slivers, crumbled Feta, chopped cherry tomatoes and a drizzle of olive oil over the top. Mix together and enjoy cold or warm.
Stir-fry it with other veggies or tofu
Forget takeout! With some good ingredients like garlic, nuts, soy sauce, more veggies and terrific seasonings, stir fried broccoli made at home and served over steamed rice is worth a night in! Try this almond broccoli stir-fry recipe courtesy of All Recipes.
Almond broccoli stir-fry
Serves 6-8 people
There's more to meals with broccoli than you can imagine! Get creative! Do some experimenting and you'll discover more ways to include broccoli in your diet.
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