Really, I've been eating my produce -- just not writing about it.
Here's one for ya: Broccoli rabe, also known as rapini. Here's a review from my son:
"Mom, there's something awful in this dish. I'm not eating it."
So, yeah, foods with a bitter undertone can be a hard sell for the kids. But I happen to adore this veggie. Along with the bitter bite is a sweet nuttiness (like me!). A few stats:
- A cup is only 20 calories.
- It's a good source of vitamins A, C and K.
- It also contains calcium and iron.
- It's full of phytonutrients.
My favorite way to prepare broccoli rabe is to saute it with garlic and olive oil. Just wash and trim a bunch of rapini and chop it into chewable pieces. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan and when hot, put in as much chopped fresh garlic as you can stand. I like the garlic to get pretty browned. When it is, put in the broccoli rabe and saute until it's cooked to your liking. A dash of salt and you're done.