Here is a tip my parental friends: sometimes you can combine a loved food with a less loved food and make mealtime a bit less, um, ‘trying’.
My daughter does not like Broccoli. She does not hate it, but does not like it.
While she was at gymnastics Friday night, I was suddenly inspired to quickly saute the offensive spears with her beloved mushrooms.
The experiment worked well – she was much happier to have come home to see that she did not have to eat ‘trees’ but instead was able to enjoy the mushrooms with pieces of broccoli mixed in.
Give it a try!
2 teaspoons olive oil
6 – 8 oz of mushrooms, sliced or chopped
1 cup of chopped broccoli pieces
2-3 cloves of garlic, sliced
1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
1. Heat the oil over medium heat and toss in the broccoli and mushrooms. Stir and saute for 3-4 minutes.
2. Toss in the garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Turn the heat to medium-high, pour in the chicken broth and then cover with a lid.
3. Allow to steam/saute for 2-3 minutes until almost all of the broth has evaporated. Season with salt and pepper if you wish.:
What is a veggie combo that you might try at home?