How I do broccoli

When I was on Dr. Oz, we talked about how cooking vegetables can change the nutrient composition. We didn’t have time to go into all the changes – we focused on how microwaving broccoli can reduce the levels of some nutrients and suggested trying broccoli raw or sauteed instead (we didn’t get into on the show, but FWIW, cooking vegetables in the microwave can also INCREASE the levels of other nutrients).

For those of you who typically just eat broccoli microwaved or steamed, I wanted to share a few of my favorite recipes for broccoli other ways

For raw broccoli, Smitten Kitchen’s Broccoli Slaw is a winner. We also swap TJ’s broccoli slaw in for cabbage in this family favorite taco recipe also from Deb.

This broccoli cauliflower salad was a frequent summer side dish in my childhood.

If you haven’t tried roasted broccoli, give this salad from Cookie + Kate a whirl. Kate is also the source of my favorite grab and go to work breakfast. I prep and portion it out in freezer containers and heat up (in ceramic!) as I need it.