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).
We used these to make this recipe_
Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
- 1 Chicken Breast
- 1 Potato, peeled
- 1 Cup broccoli florets
- 2 Tbsp cheddar cheese
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!
Everything that I try to freeze that has potatos in it becomes spongy. How do you avoid this?
That is very strange! I’m not quite sure why it would come out spongy!
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?
You can to make the steaming quicker, but I usually steam the chicken whole and cut it up after!
do you cut up the chicken before steaming?
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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!
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!
I must try this!
Thank you 🙂