Kid Friendly Steamed Broccoli
Despite President Bush’s 1990 proclamation that he never wanted to eat another piece of broccoli again, my kids love these green “little trees.” Broccoli done right can delicious and enjoyed by everyone in the family.
High in vitamin C, protein, and fiber, broccoli also boosts the immune system and decreases cancer risk. Overcooked, broccoli can become mushy, a sure sign that it has lost both its taste and nutrients. Make sure to follow these directions for perfect steamed broccoli every time!
- 2-3 cups broccoli florets
- 1 tablespoon Butter
- pinch Salt
- Fill a pot with 1-2 inches of water. Bring to a boil.
- Place the broccoli into a steamer. If you don't have a steamer, place it directly in the water.
- Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 6-7 minutes.
- Strain the broccoli.
- Add a little butter and salt to taste.
- Serve and enjoy!
Other Ways to Dress Broccoli
Here are some additional easy ways to dress up broccoli for your kids:
- Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Add some olive oil and balsamic vinegar
- Ranch dressing "dip"
- Sprinkle with cheese or make a cheese "dip". Cheddar is a favorite, but any cheese your kids like will do.
- Toss with pasta
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Broccoli Nutrition Facts
|Serving size: 1 cup, chopped|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 0 g|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 6 g||2%|
|Sugar 2 g|
|Fiber 2 g||8%|
|Protein 3 g||6%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|