Having a hard time getting your family to eat broccoli?
The resistance can be great–I call it the “The Broccoli Barrier.” Why do we even try?
- Maybe it’s the challenge? No, it’s not the challenge.
- A quest for power? No, can’t be that. We keep losing the broccoli battle.
- It must be that we really do believe it is so power-packed with health benefits that it is worth fighting to get it into those we love.
Yes, that’s it! Broccoli can lower cholesterol, adds fiber and fills us with vitamins and minerals including Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, a multitude of essential minerals and on and on. Health Benefits of Broccoli.
So, since raw broccoli tends to taste bitter and steamed broccoli, well, it looks like TREES— disguise it!
Make them homemade Cream of Broccoli Soup but DO NOT CALL IT THAT! This recipe has cheese in it so I would call it “Cheesy Creamy Soup.“ Try to slip it by them. And do NOT make it while they are looking, either. Remember, this is “stealth soup.” Be sure to let me know how it goes!
Question of the Day: Why do creamy soup recipes taste so good? The secret is in the “roux“!
Back to the broccoli challenge…
Lots of moms almost gave up when the first President Bush openly admitted that he didn’t like broccoli. How could you tell your little ones “eat your broccoli and you could be President someday” when he let the cat out of the bag? Who knows, if they’d tried Cream of Broccoli Soup on him maybe he would have liked it! Click here for New York Times President Hates Broccoli story.
Have you had a broccoli breakthrough in your home?
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Broccoli Soup by Serge Bertasius Photography