Get creative with the "little green trees" and give your kids broccoli recipes they will actually enjoy.
- Beau Gustafson
Superfoods for KidsBecause broccoli has long been known as one of the healthiest vegetables, it's a great piece of produce to introduce into your kid's diet. If they're not up for taking on the green veggie plain, try one of the following recipes that have been tested and approved by our panel of pint-size judges.
Broccoli-and-Cheddar Mini QuichesWho needs a pie pan or pastry dough when you've got muffin tins? This quiche recipe combines the standard custard mixture with steamed broccoli and cheddar cheese baked into muffin-sized mini quiches. These are the perfect breakfast treats for your little ones—especially if you have a daily broccoli battle on your hands!
Little quiches fit perfectly in little hands. Best of all, they can be served for any meal of the day. If you're feeling brave, try adding other fresh vegetables or leftover meat to this recipe.
Broccoli and Double Cheese CalzonesOur kid judges could not get enough of these Italian wonders. "It looks like a pie, and tastes like a pizza!" said Jarret, 8. Another panelist suggested adding pepperoni for even more kid appeal.
Cherry Tomatoes with Broccoli FillingThink of cherry tomatoes as healthy, edible serving bowls for children. We filled ours with a creamy broccoli concoction. For other hearty stuffers, try chicken or tuna salad. On the lighter side, a corn salad would be tasty and easy for kids to manage.
Broccoli CasseroleMix pantry staples with broccoli to create a comforting casserole that works for weeknights as well as holiday spreads. If the kids enjoy this recipe, try other veggie-loaded casseroles to sneak nutrients in their meals.