A friend of mine showed me this and I was stupidly excited!
Broccoli stalks can be less confronting than the florets for many children as they are crunchy, bland in flavour and don’t have a challenging texture.
And then, we can make them into something a little more interesting. Who doesn’t love turtles!
I have always cooked up stalks as well as the florets so aside from my fussy middle-aged ‘boy’ we all eat them.
If you have a child who likes crunchy, raw veg these are definitely worth a whirl!
Judith, MA Cantab (Cambridge University), Post Grad Dip Psychology (Massey University), is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/