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23 these broccoli nuggets are made in one bowl and the cheddar and broccoli combo is one kids love!

Broccoli Nuggets Recipe

Are you looking for ways to make broccoli more appealing? This broccoli nuggets recipe is easy to make and kids love the broccoli cheddar combo!

Are you looking for ways to make broccoli more appealing?  These broccoli nuggets are easy to make and kids love the broccoli cheddar combo!

these broccoli nuggets are made in one bowl and the cheddar and broccoli combo is one kids love!

Broccoli.  Just that word alone can conjure up the shake of a child’s head and a firm, ‘no’ when it comes to eating this nutritious food.  

What’s a mom to do?  Broccoli Nuggets to the rescue!  Kids love nuggets of any kind, and the cheddar and broccoli combination is sure to get their stamp of approval.  These easy, make ahead nuggets, are great for the lunch box, an after school snack, or quick dinner on the go.  Pair them with a small container of homemade ranch or ketchup for dipping.

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

When I say they are easy to make, I mean it. Check out this quick video and see for yourself.

You’ll love that they are getting a bit of green veggies into their day, and they’ll love the kid friendly flavor.

these broccoli nuggets are made in one bowl and the cheddar and broccoli combo is one kids love!

Our meal plans are full of idea and tips, just like this recipe, to help you overcome mealtime adversity.  For a sample meal plan and to learn how you can add variety to your family meals, click here.

Broccoli Nuggets Recipe

these broccoli nuggets are made in one bowl and the cheddar and broccoli combo is one kids love!

The combination of broccoli and cheddar in these Broccoli Nuggets are sure to make them a favorite with kids!

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce bag of broccoli florets, thawed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place broccoli florets inside a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  3. Add eggs, breadcrumbs, cheese and seasoning to veggie mixture. Process a few pulses until every combined.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop, place veggie nugget scoops onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Gently press them down so all nuggets are the same height.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the tops are golden. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool slightly prior to serving.
  6. Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate up to 3 days.

 

Teaching Your Kids Healthy Eating Habits (Podcast)

Are you struggling to get your kids to try new foods? Do you find yourself negotiating at the table? Teaching your kids healthy eating habits doesn’t have to be hard. In today’s podcast, Dr. Dina Rose, author of It’s Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating, explains how we can teach our children to love a variety of foods and create rules for happier family meals.

Teaching Your Kids Healthy Eating Habits podcast | MOMables.com

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Dina Rose, PhD, is a sociologist, parent educator, and feeding expert. She is an author, writes for her blog, It’s Not About Nutrition, for The Huffington Post, and Psychology Today. Her work has been featured on TV, radio, and in both print and online news resources such as Fox News Boston, NBC Connecticut News, Martha Stewart Radio, HuffPost Live, Sound Medicine, Health Talk Wisconsin, Good Parenting Radio, Babble, The Globe & Mail, Mamapedia, Parenting Magazine, and Spirituality & Health.

I’m super excited to have Dina on the show because she gives us examples of how we can teach our kids habits for a lifetime of healthy eating. This show is jam-packed with information and practical ideas. You won’t want to miss it.

Shaping children’s mindset about food is an important theme in this podcast, and Dina gives us a great framework for reshaping our children’s and our ideas about food. Dina and I start by discussing whether restaurant kids’ menus and labeling items as “kid food” is a good thing or a bad thing and how it could influence their perception of food.

Many parents worry about whether their kids get enough variety in their diet. They feel like they need to frequently introduce new foods. Dina talks about using what she calls the rotation method to introduce variety into our kids’ diet—and you’ll want to hear this because it’s probably not what you think! Thinking outside the mealtime box is an important component of this method.

She also talks about establishing some household rules about eating zones, sticking to those rules, and how that can reduce mealtime stress. How do we find balance between being the food police or throwing our hands up in despair to avoid control issues over food? Dina has lots of wonderful information about this, and so much more, using her three most important habits to establish: proportion, variety, and moderation.

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