Broccoli facts and general information about broccoli
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Broccoli is Available:
Available year round but their true season is fall to early spring.
How does Broccoli Grow:
Broccoli grows from a seed planted in the garden.
What to Look for When Buying Broccoli:
Broccoli should be dark green with no yellowish or purple color.
Broccoli Storage Tips:
Store in your refrigerator
How to Cook Broccoli:
Eat chopped in salads, soups, stir fry, sauté, in casseroles,
boiled, steamed or eat as is. Try steaming your broccoli for more
Broccoli Nutrition Facts:
Broccoli is high in Vitamin C, beta carotene and Vitamin A. One
serving size is 1 cup.
1 package of Rice-a-Roni
5 Cups water
1/2 package of fat free cream cheese
1 Can cream of chicken soup
Large head of broccoli chopped
Sliced almonds for topping
In saucepan, have adult add Rice-a-Roni and seasoning
packet to water. Simmer 8-10 minutes. Add chopped broccoli and cook
until tender. In separate bowl have child mix soup and cream cheese
together. Add to pan and stir until melted.
1 pkg. frozen broccoli
1 Cup bread crumbs
1 Cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Cook and drain broccoli. Chop or cut broccoli into small pieces.
In a bowl, blend bread crumbs, cheddar cheese and eggs together.
Stir in chopped broccoli.
Roll a small amount of broccoli mixture into a ball and place on a
greased cookie sheet or baking pan. Continue with remaining
broccoli mixture. Bake broccoli balls in a 375 degree oven for 20
minutes. Flip balls and bake another 10 minutes.
Large bunch broccoli florets
3 stalks celery, chopped
Bacon fried crisp, cut up
1 Cup sunflower seeds or almonds
Swiss cheese, grated
1 onion, chopped finely, optional
1 Cup raisins, optional
1 Cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoon vinegar
1/4 Cup sugar
Have an adult chop broccoli into bite size pieces or break off. Fry
bacon in microwave. In serving bowl, add broccoli, celery, sunflower
seed, bacon, cheese, raisins and onion. Toss together. Then add
dressing ingredients in a bowl. Pour over broccoli salad.