I am sure there are children out there who do like munching on broccoli and feasting on spinach, but many children don’t like veggies (especially a green one). Why don’t they have a natural instinct to eat stuff that is good for their body? I’m sure we could come with many answers but what I found as one of the problem is how you cook the stuff. Veg tastes bland or just plain nasty if you don’t cook it right. Boiling it half to death makes it taste like nothing, and undercooked green veg can be very bitter. If you cook it wrong, the children aren’t going to like it. They are incredibly clever humans specially when it comes to taste. Same goes for most foods, really. I always check cook books, ask google, You Tube…it is so easy those days. Today we have chicken with broccoli and leek (recipe below).
Chicken, Broccoli & Leek
- one chicken breast cut into small cubes
- 1 medium leek, chopped
- 4 medium-sized broccoli florets
- 1 tsp of dry thyme / or fresh one
- 2 tsp of sunflower oil
*makes 3-4 portions
*suitable for freezing
*suitable from 6 months
*Prep time 8 minutes
*Cooking 20-30 minutes
- Steam the broccoli and leek for about 5 minutes (safe steaming water for later blending).
- Heat oil in saucepan (ideally non-stick one) add chicken cubes stir for 4-6 minutes, stir in thyme and continue to cook until everything is tender and cooked through.
- Puree chicken, leek and broccoli in food processor or place in bowl and use hand blender.
- If required add little bit of steaming water and blend again for more smooth puree.