Broccoli is a green vegetable which is closely related to cabbage, and is usually cooked by steaming or boiling but can also be enjoyed raw.

The "little trees", as my 2yo calls them, are packed with antioxidants, dietary fiber, folate, potassium, manganese and vitamins A, C, K and B6. They also contain protein, vitamin E, thiamin, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium.

This amazing vegetable is crammed with nutrients and although most kids tend to turn their noses up at broccoli, there are many different ways of serving it that could entice your little ones to have another try:

  • Try offering with a healthy dipping sauce
  • Finely chop and add to salads or wraps
  • Cook into pasta sauces
  • Bake into biscuits
  • Blend into smoothies
Take a look through the recipes below to get some more ideas for serving broccoli to your toddler.

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