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9 Delicious Broccoli Recipes That'll Convert the Veggie Haters
You know you need to eat your broccoli. It's rich in phenolics—antioxidants that are linked to a lower risk of cancer and diabetes—and fiber. Make this leafy green your new favorite vegetable with these mouthwatering, dietitian-approved broccoli recipes.
Katie Cavuto, M.S., R.D., of Nourish.Breathe.Thrive
Chicken Sausage, Kale, and Broccoli Frittata
"I love adding broccoli to my eggs as the combo is very satisfying," says Katie Cavuto, R.D. "And even more, I absolutely adore a good frittata, so this is one of my favorites! It's packed with good-for-you ingredients and offers 18 grams of protein per serving. Broccoli and kale add plenty of fiber and other essential nutrients that will help keep you fueled at any time of the day."
Get the recipe: Chicken Sausage, Kale, and Broccoli Frittata
Christy Brissette, M.S., R.D., of 80 Twenty Nutrition
Mediterranean Roasted Chicken with Broccoli and Peppers
This easy recipe is all done in one pan and only has seven ingredients, giving you more time to do what you love and still eat healthy. Packed with protein and iron for your active lifestyle, it's naturally gluten-free and suitable for paleo, primal, and low-carb diets. It's a great meal to make during the week, or on a Sunday so you'll have some leftovers to take to work.
Get the recipe: Mediterranean Roasted Chicken and Broccoli
Tracee Yablon Brenner, R.D.N., C.H.H.C., Triad to Wellness Consulting
Vegan Broccoli Poppers
The beans and flaxseed boost the protein of these poppers, making them perfect for Meatless Monday. This dish is rich in vitamin C, fiber, folate, vitamin A, lutein, and zeaxanthin (carotenoids), which are key components for eye health.
Get the recipe: Vegan Broccoli Poppers
Ann Dunaway Teh, M.S., R.D.N., C.S.S.D., and Lesley Baradel, M.B.A., M.S., R.D.N., My Menu Pal
Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese Sandwich
For a creative way to use this superstar veggie, make a grilled cheese sandwich. Adding in some roasted broccoli not only kicks up the nutrition, but the toasty flavor of roasted broccoli takes it to a whole new level.
Get the recipe: Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Liz Weiss, M.S., R.D., Meal Makeover Moms' Kitchen
Healthy Cream of Broccoli Soup
"This creamy broccoli soup recipe is healthy because instead of cream, I use cannellini beans for creaminess," says Liz Weiss, R.D. "I also add peas for added fiber and lots of herbs to pump up the flavor. My recipe has nine grams of fiber and 50 percent of your daily vitamin C requirement."
Get the recipe: Creamy Broccoli Soup
Jessica Fishman Levinson, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.N., Nutritioulicious
Roasted Broccoli Radish Salad with Lemon Mint Vinaigrette
For this salad, broccoli and radishes are tossed with olive oil and roasted together to bring out the natural sweetness of the vegetables and add some crunch to the florets. Golden raisins and red onion are added to the vegetables, and the sweet and savory dish is finished with a fresh and zesty dressing made of lemon and mint. Yeah, you'll be adding this one to your list of all-time best broccoli recipes.
Get the recipe: Roasted Broccoli Radish Salad with Lemon Mint Vinaigrette
Lindsey Pine, M.S., R.D.N., C.S.S.D., C.L.T., Tasty Balance Nutrition
Crunchy Salad with Rosemary-Balsamic-Dijon Vinaigrette
Salads that only have lettuce, tomatoes, and carrots are a quick trip to Snoozeville. This amped-up version is refreshing, with a great crunchy texture and an intriguing balance of flavors thanks to robust broccoli, sweet apples, and a tangy vinaigrette. It's also packed with fiber and phytochemicals from the veggies and fruit.
Get the recipe: Super Crunch Salad with Rosemary-Balsamic-Dijon Vinaigrette
Angie Asche, M.S., R.D., Eleat Sports Nutrition
Amy Gorin, M.S., R.D.N., Amy Gorin Nutrition
Broccoli Slaw Salad with Flaxseed and Hemp Seeds
This is a hyper-nutritious spin on a traditional salad, as it offers plenty of immunity-boosting vitamin C from the broccoli slaw, tomato, and avocado. Plus, it has a ton of satiating protein and fiber from the hemp seeds, flaxseed, and almonds. Have it as a side dish, or top it with grilled chicken breast or tofu for a complete meal.
Get the recipe: Broccoli Slaw Salad