fbpx ;

Cheezy Baked Broccoli Bites: Broccoli Your Kids Might Eat!

broccoli-bites-585Parents know that getting picky eaters to try new foods can be a challenge. Which is why when I came across Kid Kritics I knew I had to share. Kid Kritics features nutritious recipes that kids like — they’re even kid-tested and approved. Moms and kids can browse and search recipes on the site and plug in ingredients to find recipes that feature them. It lets parents quickly search for foods your kids are more likely to eat and that meet firm nutrition guidelines. Plus, I love the Fuel Your Dreams initiative they’re working on that teaches kids why certain foods are so good for you. You can choose recipes by what body part they’re good for, so you can choose recipes to fuel your brain, teeth, muscles or lungs, for example. It’s a fun way to get kids involved in the reasons they’re supposed to eat fruits and veggies and a varied diet — other than just because mom said so. So today, I thought I’d share this kid-approved broccoli recipe with you!

Cheezy Broccoli Bites Recipe

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 to 30 minutes

1 packet Organic Ranch Dip Mix (Simply Organic)
2 cups sour cream or Greek yogurt
1 small head (about 4 cups) broccoli, cut into small florets, rinsed
1 box Cheddar Cheezy Crisps (Crunchmaster)
2 eggs, free range if possible

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Prepare ranch dip according to package directions. Refrigerate until serving.

3. Add cheddar crisps to food processor and process until they reach breadcrumb consistency. You will need about 1 to 1  1/4 cups. Add to resealable gallon bag.

4. Whisk together eggs in a small mixing bowl. Dip broccoli florets in eggs then shake in Cheezy Crisps crumbs.

5. Place in a single layer (not touching) on a large baking sheet lined with foil or parchment. You may need two baking sheets or bake in two batches. Bake 15 minutes, flip over, and bake an additional 10 minutes or until turning golden brown and broccoli is cooked to your liking. Note: Bake time will vary depending on size of broccoli florets.

6. Serve them warm with prepared ranch dip.

Add herbs or finely grated cheese to the crumb mixture. Use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream to make the ranch dip (we recommend Cabot Creamery). Serve with your family’s favorite dip!

Think these baked broccoli bites would get your kids to dig into the green veggie? —Erin

FTC disclosure: We often receive products from companies to review. All thoughts and opinions are always entirely our own. Unless otherwise stated, we have received no compensation for our review and the content is purely editorial. Affiliate links may be included. If you purchase something through one of those links we may receive a small commission. Thanks for your support!