Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Broccoli + Potato = Win Win

Getting kids to eat vegetables and fruits is one of the biggest challenges for parents! During the next couple of weeks we are bringing a few recipes and  "tricks" to help you out with this difficult task. Great side dishes and desserts that will definitely get the job done!

Broccoli is a winner in nutritional facts, but unfortunately many kids (and adults) dislike it! Potato is a favorite in are combining them for a superb end result. Check it out!

Cheesy Broccoli-Potato Mash

- 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into wedges
- 3/4 pound broccoli crowns, chopped (4 cups)
- 3/4 cup shredded fontina cheese
- 1/2 cup nonfat milk, heated
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large pot. Place potatoes in a steamer basket and steam for 10 minutes. Place broccoli on top, cover and steam until the potatoes and broccoli are tender, 6 to 8 minutes more. Transfer the broccoli to a large bowl and coarsely mash with a potato masher. Add the potatoes, cheese, milk, salt and pepper and continue mashing to desired consistency. Serve immediately.

This recipe is loaded with vitamins C, A and calcium.

Source: Eating Well

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