One of my favorite side dishes is cheesy broccoli and cauliflower, so it’s no surprise that I let my baby try some as well. Not only is it healthy, but it’s delicious and very easy to make! You’ll only need 4 ingredients to make this simply delicious meal. I buy frozen veggies because I’m very bad about letting fresh vegetables spoil before I get around to using them. So I pick up some Kroger brand frozen broccoli cuts and Kroger brand frozen cauliflower. These are usually on sale for $1/each but sometimes you’ll have to pay $1.39 a pack, which is still cheap. Then you’ll want to make sure you have spreadable butter and block cheddar cheese at home. If you don’t Kroger has those too, I really like Kroger’s if ya’ll haven’t noticed yet 😉
Once you have all your ingredients, you’ll be ready to get your meal started. I typically use a medium sized boiling pot to make my meal, just make sure you have a lid. It will cut down a lot on your cooking time! Set your temperature on high and dump both bags of veggies in your pot. Fill with water to just a few inches above vegetables and place on your stove. It usually takes about 10 minutes to cook thoroughly, just sample a few pieces to check and make sure they are tender enough. Once your broccoli and cauliflower is thoroughly cooked, drain your water off and add butter. I typically use a couple spoons full of butter, I usually do it to taste rather than measurements. Next cut your cheese in chunks and add to your pot. Place back over the burner but switch to low heat. mix contents until cheese and butter has melted. And that’s it! That simple & I promise, it turns out to be a great side dish for baby and for mommy. 🙂
The Health Benefits
We all know that broccoli and cauliflower are great sources of key vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. These two
vegetables are actually very similar to one another. Studies suggest that broccoli is also very good for babies eyesight.
Broccoli is also used to aid with diarrhea in babies. And did you know that 1 serving of cauliflower has around 70% of the
daily recommended amount of vitamin C? Pretty cool. As great as broccoli and cauliflower are for you, doctors
suggest to hold off on feeding your little ones them until at least 8 months of age.