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!

Broccoli salad, cooking with kids


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.

making broccoli salad with kids

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!

Broccoli Salad
Delicious salad of raw broccoli, raisins, onions, and other flavors.
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  1. 1 Head Broccoli, chopped
  2. 1 C. Toasted Sunflower Seeds
  3. 1 C. Grated Cheddar Cheese
  4. 1 Red Onion, chopped
  5. 1 C. Raisins or Dried Cranberries
  6. 1 C. Mayo
  7. 2 T. Vinegar
  8. 1/4 C. Sugar
  1. Wash hands and have kids wash their hands.
  2. Mix mayo, vinegar, and sugar.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir well.
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  1. Eb Gargano says:

    Such cute photos…sounds like a great tasting salad! I love getting my kids involved with cooking and you are so right about them happily trying their creations…except pesto…for some reason, they will happily help me make it, but refuse to eat it! I think I must have the only kids in the world who don’t like pesto!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Mary Ann white aka Arias Gran-Boo says:

    Sounds very great ! I am sure glad to get this recipe !! Thank you so much . It is so great for you to show these sweet kiddos about veggies and hot to make them so good. Thank you for all you do with them .??

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