When we're working with families one of our cornerstones is finding foods that will be within the comfort zones of their selective eater's.
With veggies sometimes it's handy to think outside the box. Often veggies like broccoli are a challenge texturally, the funny feeling, bumpy floret is also wet. The stalks however, are crunchy and smooth which can be far easier to accept.
Now, we're not allowed to rule that we dislike the stalks and usually throw them away. Because we're looking for our children to step up and eat new things maybe we have to too!
I often lightly steam and then sautee broccoli stalks and both my boys like them. You can add a little butter or some soy sauce to give them a buttery/salty flavour. Or have them raw and cut into thin batons. Serve with dip or mayo or peanut butter. Cauliflower stalks can be used in the same way.
Presenting veggies differently, or using a new part of them is always worth a whirl.
Judith is passionate about good food and is even more passionate about enabling other people to enjoy the wide variety of fresh food available today.