Thursday, July 19, 2012

Recipes :: Let's make some broccoli!

Tomato-parmesan (#1)

Looking for a way to help your kids eat their broccoli? How about trying to change it up a bit? Add some extras to it... give it more color, more flavor! And enjoy!

Yummy Roasted Broccoli
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat baking pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper; set aside. Cut 1 1/4 lbs of broccoli into florets, discarding stems. Arrange florets in prepared pan. Drizzle with 2 tbs olive oil. Roast for 10 minutes, stirring once. Once done, follow the instructions below, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

1. Tomato-Parmesan: Add 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered, 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese, 2 cloves garlic, minced, and 1/4 tsp ground black pepper.

2. Raisin-Sunflower: Stir together 1/4 cup golden raisins, 1 tbs honey, and 2 tsp lemon juice. Toss with 1 tbs roasted sunflower seeds.

3. Plum Sauce: Toss with 1/4 cup shredded carrot and 1/4 cup plum sauce. Sprinkle with 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds.

4. Bacon-Cheddar: Toss together with 2 slices turkey bacon, crisp-cooked and finely chopped, and 1/2 cup reduced-fat or low-fat shredded cheddar cheese.

5. Lemon-Garlic: Mix with 1/2 tsp lemon juice, 1/4 tsp lemon peel, 1 tsp minced garlic.

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