One of the biggest challenges to getting people to eat healthier, especially kids, is the perception that the food’s just not going to be as tasty as fast food that’s loaded with sodium, bad fats, cholesterol and refined products.
The key is to make the food taste absolutely fantastic. Try this recipe for broccoli, for example.
One head of broccoli, chopped into bite-sized chunks (stalks ok)
Two bulbs garlic, minced
Pinch of Red or Black Pepper
Prepare olive oil on high heat in a skillet. Add garlic and sautee until browning. Add broccoli and stir. Sautee until tender. Stir in pepper then turn off heat.
The flavors combine marvelously when the pepper is added just at the end of the cooking process. As a childhood friend noted, if only he had been exposed to this kind of broccoli when he was young, he would never have started his lifelong hate-affair with vegetables. Bon Appetit!
Scott Cooney is the author of Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur, and loves a good broccoli saute.