Today – 7 Ways to Sneak Broccoli Into Your Meals
Ways to Sneak Broccoli Into Your Meals
Can’t imagine how someone would put broccoli into their smoothie? Tired of steaming this little tree and forcibly chowing it down in your salads or as a side? Well, it’s time to get out of the broccoli rut folks! Read on, because we’ve got you 7 surprisingly delicious ways to sneak broccoli into your meals.
Side Dish It
One of the simplest, no fuss ways to sneak in broccoli into your meals is to transform it into a nice side dish- you’ll find tons of recipes to do that! Right from stir-frying it with some bell peppers, carrots and green beans in an Asian style sauce to baking it with some potatoes and cheese as a casserole, it always takes those dishes up a notch when it comes to the healthy aspect.
Add it To Your Rice Bowls (& Noodles)
Whether it is some homemade fried rice or a bowlful or ramen for a lazy weekday dinner, adding in some broccoli florets can lend it that nice flavour, and instantly make your meals healthier.
Ways to Sneak Broccoli Into Your Meals – Soup It
Broccoli and potato soup
- vegetable stock
- sharp cheese
- salt and pepper
- Start by boiling some potatoes in stock, and while that’s happening, roast some broccoli, cut into chunks, on a baking tray.
- Once done, add it to the stock and blitz it with a stick blender.
- Add in a cup of extra sharp cheese, some salt and pepper and that’s it
You’ll be amazed at how delicious and comforting a bowl of broccoli and cheddar soup can be, and if you haven’t tried it yet, now’s the time to! Start by boiling some potatoes in stock, and while that’s happening, roast some broccoli, cut into chunks, on a baking tray. Once done, add it to the stock and blitz it with a stick blender. Add in a cup of extra sharp cheese, some salt and pepper and that’s it!
Add it to Your Frittata
Got spaghetti leftovers from yesterday’s dinner? You can actually team it up with some broccoli and whip it up into a nice and healthy frittata. Start by heating some oil in a skillet and adding in some sliced onions and chopped garlic. Saute until translucent and then add broccoli (cut into chunks) with some salt, pepper and chilli flakes. Cook for a couple of minutes and take off heat. Spread the mixture in a greased baking dish, top it with a layer of cooked spaghetti, and then pour 2 beaten eggs (with some salt and pepper) over it all. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
More Ways to Sneak Broccoli Into Your Meals – Pesto It
Oh yes, you read that right! Adding boiled broccoli to your homemade pesto can be another excellent way to get more of it, and believe it or not, there’s hardly a difference when it comes to the taste.
Add it To Your Grills
Are you a fan of grilled veggies? Literally the best way to get more of broccoli is to add it to your grill recipes! You can then add it to your quinoa bowls or even have them as a side to your healthy meals.
We’ve actually saved the best for last! Believe it or not, you can actually transform broccoli into crunchy and cheesy munchies for your evening snack, especially if you’re on a low carb or keto diet. Start by processing together some flour, cheddar cheese, fresh or frozen broccoli, oil and cold butter in a food processor until the mixture comes together and forms a pliable dough.
Roll the dough out, cut into squares or the shape of crackers and bake until nice and crisp!
Broccoli with lemon and garlic
oh how absolutely delicious does this look!
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as well as my vegetarian chilli con carne