A new way to do Cauliflower and Broccoli – so that kids will LOVE them!


These tend not to be favorite vegetables although when they are cooked as below – they become really delightful and our grandsons love them! Give it a try! I have included some lower calorie options for you below – after all it is that time of year when we long for summer and think swimsuits…. BTW  for a change you could also add a little curry and turmeric to the cheese – for a more exotic taste.

Roasted cauliflower or broccoli 
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil ( use spray and only 1 tbsp)
  •  1 large head cauliflower, separated into florets ( or broccoli !
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese (use less maybe half of this for less calories )
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a large casserole dish.
  2. Place the olive oil and garlic in a large resealable bag. Add cauliflower, and shake to mix. Pour into the prepared casserole dish, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3.  Bake for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  4. Top with Parmesan cheese and parsley, and broil for 3 to 5 minutes, until golden brown.
We grow our own vegetables – here they are below. Yellow cauliflower and broccoli and broccolini.
Broccoli and Cauliflower LF
And even as a 3 year old – our one grandson LOVED his broccoli and green beans!
Jonah beans Broccoli

About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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