Cheesy Broccoli bites are a great way to get the recommended amount of vitamin K and vitamin C per cup. Broccoli is a super food! As a bonus, it is also a great source of folate, fiber (1 gram for every 10 calories!), and even protein. If your kids aren’t keen on broccoli yet, making these little cheesy bites might be just the dish that turns them!
We believe kids should taste and try different fruits and veggies in a variety of ways. This means roasted, raw, pureed, frozen, dried, etc. That way, kids can learn to enjoy the taste of different foods and mature their palate in a way that will prime them for tasting and trying more.
Broccoli Bites Recipe Step By Step
Our process to make these cheesy bites wasn’t any more complicated than making pancakes. We steamed some broccoli to soften it up. We then blended it up in a food processor to mix it altogether (full recipe below). Then, we scooped up small balls of the “dough” and pan fried them till they were crispy.
This cheesy snack would make a great side dish, appetizer, or even just a snack! We pair this with chicken and rice and the kids love it! You can also experiment with different add-ins. Try onions, garlic, pepper, or even cheddar cheese.
Serve them plain or with a yogurt dip.
Broccoli has been tested and found beneficial for:
- Digestion (all that fiber!)
- Heart health, with anti-inflammatory properties.
- Natural Detoxification (Source)