Excuse #1: I eat other veggies, so I can skip these.
This article from WebMD talks about how cruciferous vegetables have amazing health benefits- most importantly the phytochemicals in these vegetables have been linked to lower cancer risks. That may sound like a bunch of medical mumbo jumbo, it certainly did to me. Here is what I do know: out of all the things we do as a society to help prevent disease, one of the easiest has to be eating some broccoli. Am I right?
Nobody knows this better than me- after all I do have IBS. Raw vegetables and IBS are not often friends. The answer is to cook your vegetables. I promise that it is much easier on the tummy.
Excuse #3: Broccoli is gross.
Have you tried roasting it? The flavor of the broccoli totally changes. It becomes savory deliciousness instead of a bitter too-strong flavor. Try it.
I have been roasting broccoli a lot lately. It’s great as a simple side dish, as part of a stir-fry with Easy Thai Peanut Sauce, on pizza, in calzones, in omelets, the list can go on & on.
Directions for roasting broccoli:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil. Chop broccoli into florets, then place on baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, salt & pepper. Bake for about 25 minutes, stirring once or twice until the broccoli gets nice and brown.
Any broccoli haters willing to try this?