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Every mom just want to give a healthy meal to their kids. I also keep on trying various healthy recipes for my daughter. Some from internet and some from other mum's experience.Sometimes if she eats even some portion of it, aww I found myself more contented. Sometimes it goes a complete failure when she just tastes one bite and gives expression like it's not even edible. I really prefer broccoli in winters. I want to share one recipe told by one of my friend. My daughter really liked it.
Nutrition in broccoli
According to the National Nutrient Database by the United States Department of Agriculture, the nutrients in broccoli include
Nutrients Value per 100 g Nutrients Value per 100 g Water 89.3 g Energy 34 kcal
Protein 2.82 g Total Lipid (fat) 0.37 g
Carbohydrates 6.64 g Fiber 2.6 g
Sugars 1.70 g Calcium 47 mg
Iron 0.73 mg Magnesium 21 mg
Phosphorous 66 mg Potassium 316 mg
Sodium 33 mg Zinc 0.41 mg
Vitamin C 89.2 mg Thiamin 0.071 mg
Niacin 0.639 mg Vitamin B-6 0.175 mg
Folate 63 ug Vitamin A 623 IU
Vitamin E 0.78 mg Vitamin K 101.6 ug
Is broccoli good for babies?
There is no doubt that broccoli is one of the good vegetables that can be introduced to your baby. Broccoli is full of nutrients that are essential for your baby’s growth. But, there are few issues with broccoli. Though, they are not biggest challenges none the less, they are important. Broccoli has been listed among flatulence causing vegetables and also it can be difficult for your baby to digest broccoli. Hence, it is better to introduce broccoli to your baby between 8-10 months of age.The health benefits of broccoli for babies include supply of essential vitamins and minerals, strengthening of the immune system, good for eyesight, cure for anemia, remedy for gastric ulcer, good source of antioxidants, cure for diarrhea and acts as a natural laxative. Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 15 min
Course type: Snacks(Healthy ) Ingredients: Broccoli small cut florets 1 cup
Chickpeas flour 2 tablespoons
Black pepper powder to taste
Salt to taste
Amchor powder to taste
Oil to shallow fry
Few drops of lime juice
First, take a bowl and wash broccoli florets. Take some oil in frying pan. Turn on gas and wait till it gets hot.Now add broccoli florets to hot oil. Stir it. Meanwhile take Chickpeas flour in bowl.Add salt, black pepper, Amchor powder and chilli powder ( optional ) to it. Now sprinkle this dry mixture on broccoli florets. Also sprinkle some water drops on broccoli . Stir it for 7 to 10 minutes or till Chickpeas flour colour turns brown. Now turn off gas . Add some lime juice to it and healthy snack is ready to serve.
You can try it's variations also by adding different vegetables chopped onion, tomatoes, capsicum or corns as per choice.
It can be served as evening snack.Try this and share if your loved ones like it.