Many of us probably remember being forced to finish every bite of broccoli when we were kids. What seemed to be the most avoided vegetable as a child (or as an adult, for some of us) is actually a super vegetable!
Did you know that just one cup of broccoli provides over 100% of your daily vitamin C and K needs? Broccoli has numerous other health benefits. Cruciferous vegetables (such as kale, cauliflower, and turnips) have a sulfur-containing compound. This gives them their bitter bite and their supposed cancer-fighting power. Broccoli also contains folate, which has been shown to reduce the risk of breast, colon, and stomach cancer, to name a few.
The best way to get the full nutrients from broccoli is by steaming it. Although eating raw broccoli is great too! This veggie is normally associated with dinner. But why not have it for breakfast? Broccoli is great when paired with eggs and roasted potatoes, like in our Farmhouse Skillet. It’s also phenomenal in omelettes.