Cooking with Kids-Broccoli Salad
Kids LOVE cooking. My kids LOVE broccoli, so any recipe I can find with broccoli in it, we are willing to try. It’s definitely the favorite veggie here at Little Sprouts. If you have trouble getting your kids to each healthy food, click here to check out how I do it. The main key in changing eating habits for anyone is not to give up!
Why should we cook with kids? Why go to all the trouble. Kids are 80% more likely to want to try healthy food, if they help prepare it. Cooking also has so many other benefits. Click here and here to see a few of them.
As a rule, my kids would rather have broccoli roasted than any other way. They usually aren’t big fans of eating it raw. This recipe was a big hit because it had other things in it they like. Give it a try with your broccoli eaters and see what happens. I bet they’ll like it more than you think. I have a saying that if you don’t like a healthy food its because you haven’t tried it the WAY you like it yet. Preparing foods in many different ways helps you discover the one that you absolutely LOVE! Variety is the spice of life!
- 1 Head Broccoli, chopped
- 1 C. Toasted Sunflower Seeds
- 1 C. Grated Cheddar Cheese
- 1 Red Onion, chopped
- 1 C. Raisins or Dried Cranberries
- 1 C. Mayo
- 2 T. Vinegar
- 1/4 C. Sugar
- Wash hands and have kids wash their hands.
- Mix mayo, vinegar, and sugar.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir well.