Parents always complain to me that they can’t get their kids to eat broccoli. Still, I try to find new ways to use it in recipes, because broccoli is not only packed with beta-carotene, folic acid and vitamin C, it’s a fun food for toddlers to pick up.
Kenya loves holding the little “trees” and munching off the tops and then making his way down the stalk. Instead of “sneaking” or “hiding” it in your kids food, let them know how good it is for them. Eat some yourself and show them how much you love it or try dipping in hummus or another spread. Or try this recipe. It is such an All-American dish. It’s one of those comfort foods that’s actually kind of healthy (minus the cream sauce in the adult version, of course).


Chicken and Broccoli Casserole Purée

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes



  • Place the chicken and potatoes in a steamer pot over boiling water
  • and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the broccoli and continue to steam another 3 minutes or until the
  • chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are fork tender.
  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth
  • (or leave chunky for toddlers). You may need to add water from the
  • steamer pot to make smooth.
  • Cool and serve.
  • *Place in Baby Cubes and freeze.
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. Hi, I just discovered your site and can’t wait to start trying these recipes. Can chicken really be steamed in 8 minutes? It seems almost too good to be true!

  2. I made this for my daughter and she loved it fresh. When I thawed some a few days later the texture was spongy and did not return to a purée even with water added. Other recipes including yours have been edible and quite delicious after freezing. Do you think I did something wrong?

  3. You can to make the steaming quicker, but I usually steam the chicken whole and cut it up after!

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  5. It’s so nice to see a kid food website that doesn’t focus on trying to hide vegetables. How else will they learn to love them if they don’t know that they’re eating them?

    I’m definitely putting this one on my list, thanks!

  6. Kenyon’s teacher always says that he has the best smelling food! Thank you for the terrific recipes; they are easy to make and I feel so good preparing food for my little man!

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