While you may already have your favorite family recipes for eating broccoli florets, now that you know how healthy the leaves, stems and sprouts are you might be looking for a way to incorporate them into your diet too. For the leaves, try substituting in recipes where you typically use kale, swish chard or collard greens. For example, try them in green smoothies; sautéed, roasted with oil and salt to make chips, or tossed in a salad.
To eat the stalks, first cut off the bottom 1-2 inches, which can be quite tough and woody, then peel the skin. Here are just a few ways to incorporate broccoli stalks into your diet: eat raw with dip like carrot sticks or add to stir fry, soups and salads. Keep in mind broccoli stalks may take longer to become tender and soft when cooking but it’s worth the effort. You can also buy broccoli stalk riced or shredded into broccoli slaw!
Try my favorite broccoli recipes: