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June 10, 2008 By Christine Steendahl Leave a Comment

Most kids are finicky when it comes to eating green veggies. They have their favorites and then there are the ones that they won eat at any cost. If your child won even try anything gre nike air max trainers en, learn ideas to get them to eat it and enjoy the taste. Today, we be starting with broccoli.

The quickest way to get your child to eat broccoli is to add it to a dish th nike air max trainers at they already like. If your child has never tried broccoli, this will make it easier still. The taste of the other foods will mask the taste of the broccoli. Broccoli doesn taste bad, but it does need some sprucing up to taste better.

Add broccoli to a dish of macaroni and cheese. The majority of kids like to eat macaroni and cheese. Steam a pan of broccoli until it is just about done, but still very green. Once the macaroni and cheese is ready stir the broccoli in. Before you mix it, cut off the stalks. The tops are easier to eat. Sometimes the stalks have hard parts that you could chew on for days and they still wouldn disappear. If you don want to chop all of those stems, buy bags of broccoli that just contain the florets.

Does your child like hot dish? Add brocc nike air max trainers oli to your favorite casserole. Turn a cheesy chicken and rice casserole into a cheesy chicken, broccoli, and rice casserole. A beef and noodle casserole could get a touch of green with some broccoli florets. Your kids will be so thankful that they don have to eat peas that they won even care about what in the casserole.

My kids like chicken potpie. Many potpies contain chunks of p nike air max trainers otatoes, carrots, and green beans. If you are making it homemade, add a few baby broccoli florets to the vegetable mixture. Once the veggies soften and combine with the chicken, and the cream soup the taste blends right in. You can add broccoli to a turkey or a beef potpie also.

Offer broccoli as a snack. Many times, kids will snack on veggies when they are raw and they taste better to them that way. Set out a plate of broccoli with the stalks and a bowl of ranch dressing. Ranch dressing on veggies is yummy and a quick snack to nibble on while watching television or doing homework. It fills them up for the moment and there no sugar in it to ruin their dinner. If ranch dressing is not their thing, try cottage cheese, yogurt, or another type of dressing.

Broccoli works great as a accompaniment with a sauce. Usually you see broccoli with a sauce, it is cheese sauce. Watch the fat content though. Use a low fat cheese to melt over the top or try Velveeta light cheese spread. Light salsa con queso (with cheese) is also an alternative for a sauce topping.

Broccoli is a wonderful vegetable to eat. It can be combined to any pasta dish or casserole, or used as a side dish with seasonings for flavor. Read our full Terms of Service.