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Seasonal snacking: Best broccoli recipes

Broccoli doesn’t have to remain that vegetable that your mother or father *made* you eat when you were a kid (mine used to pretend we were woodsmen and would yell, “TIMBER” to get us to take a bite); they can be the star ingredient of delicious recipes.

Here are some of the best broccoli recipes.

1) Orzo with roasted broccoli and chickpeas

Broccoli, chickpeas, orzo and pine nuts come together for this tasty and filling bowl.

shrimp2) Spicy roasted broccoli shrimp

This yummy combo is great served over brown rice, quinoa or mashed sweet potato.

3) Broccoli bites

This recipe’s author designed these broccoli bites to entice her kids to eat more vegetables…and found herself munching away as well. These broccoli bites can be a dinner side, a school snack, or even take the place of a breakfast muffin.

broccoli soup4) Skinny broccoli cheddar soup

Instead of flour, butter, or cream, this recipe’s author thickened her soup with cauliflower and onion puree. A bowlful is only 270 calories, much less than traditional cream-based soups. Perhaps roast some broccoli for dipping?

5) Vegan quinoa mac and cheese

This recipe definitely proves that being vegan Vegan-Quinoa-Mac-and-Cheese-4definitely does not mean giving up comfort food. This recipe’s author managed to replicate your favourite childhood mac and cheese without using cheese!

6) Parmesan roasted broccoli

Roasted pecans add some crunch to this broccoli recipe flavoured with olive oil, parmesan and lemon juice.

7) Broccoli salad with cashew cream

With craisins, cashews and curry, this broccoli recipe is dressed to impress. This recipe is paleo, broccoliomit the turkey bacon to make it vegetarian/vegan.

8) Broccoli cheese nuggets

They may look like a chicken nugget, but there’s no meat here. The author also includes options that make the recipe gluten free or dairy free (she also stresses that nuggets are NOT just for kids!).broccoli-nuggets-for-office-lunch-681x1024

9) Garlic roasted broccoli

This flavourful recipe is simple to prepare and will have you eating more broccoli than you ever thought was possible.

10) Asian broccoli salad with peanut sauce

Broccoli with…peanut butter? Don’t knock it until you try it. This recipe’s author swears it will have you going back from broccoli seconds.