Yummy Roasted Broccoli

Do your kids turn their noses up at steamed broccoli? If so, here’s another way of cooking it that might appeal to them more…roasting it in the oven. You can use fresh broccoli that you wash and cut up yourself or buy already washed and cut broccoli pieces from the grocery store or you can even use frozen broccoli. Today I used a bag of frozen broccoli because that’s what I had on hand. If you use frozen broccoli, you’ll want to thaw it and allow it to sit on a towel or paper towels to absorb some of the moisture.

Melt some butter in a bowl.

Add the broccoli pieces and stir to spread the butter.

Spread the broccoli on a cookie sheet covered with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. You can also add salt and pepper or whatever spices you enjoy.

Heat your oven to 400 degrees and bake (roast) for 15 minutes. Check for desired doneness. I cooked mine about 25 minutes because I like to let the broccoli brown some for extra flavor.

Serve immediately as the broccoli will cool off quickly. The broccoli and the cheese will both brown and will be so yummy together!

Hope this will turn into a favorite dish for your family! 🙂

Taste Testing Tuesday #52 – Healthy Milkshake (No milk)

Welcome to another round of taste testing! Today we’re tasting just one item, but I just wanted to share a healthy version of a milkshake. It’s been SO hot this summer! Whew! I don’t know about you but I could eat ice cream every day! Of course, that wouldn’t be healthy for me, so we tested out a new version of a milkshake. It is so good you won’t believe that its healthy! Haha!

Here’s all you need: 2 frozen bananas, 3/4 C. almond milk, 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup (optional), 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder, 1/4 C natural peanut butter, pinch of sea salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 7 ice cubes.

Put all the ingredients into a high-powered blender…

…and blend until smooth and creamy.

Pour into glasses and enjoy!

It really does taste like you are cheating! 😉 Here’s the directions:

Or you can find it here. Thanks to Detoxinista for sharing!!