I wouldn’t typically feel inspired to write about one particular vegetable however, this week presented something a little out of the ordinary…
I am a member of an invaluable mothers forum where numerous emails are exchanged on a daily basis, covering all multitudes of topics around parenting. This week one mom reached out to our group seeking some inspiration for broccoli dishes.
She had received her weekly organic veg box delivery and instead of the usual random selection of vegetables, she was met with a crate of broccoli and… nothing else.
My kids love the ‘green flower’ but like everything we consume – moderation takes its stance at some point.
Her call for help was met with several fantastic ideas …
I’d like to share those with you.
Steam/ boil broccoli and cover with the following sauce – tahini, olive oil, honey and crushed toasted cashew nuts sprinkled on top
Steam broccoli & create a dipping sauce of mayonnaise (or plain yogurt) with soy sauce and a squeeze of lemon juice
Chopped, par boiled, then quickly stir fried in butter and a little bit of soya sauce.
Chop it up and toss in olive oil and crushed garlic. Roast at 200 degrees for at least 20 minutes) and then squeeze some lemon on it.
Add steamed broccoli to tomato pasta sauce with some chicken
Heat the oven to 220 degrees. Toss broccoli in a tiny bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast for ten mins or til scorched. Tastes just like the crispy seaweed at Chinese restaurants
Green mash – Steam & purée broccoli & blend with mash potatoes. Serve with protein of your choice
Just in case you need a little more convincing ….
The health benefits of broccoli are very extensive. Not only is the vegetable loaded with essential nutrients, it also has therapeutic.
Broccoli’s nutritional profile is impressive.
It contains high levels of fiber (both soluble and insoluble) and is a rich source of vitamin-C.
In fact, just a 100 gram serving of broccoli will provide you with more than 150% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C.
Broccoli is also rich in vitamin A, iron, vitamin K, B-complex vitamins, zinc, phosphorus and phyto-nutrients.
Why not share your favourite Broccoli meal ideas with us … lets see how many we can collect and re-share.