Broccoli Bites with Yogurt Dill Sauce ~ Broccoli has not always been a household favorite around here. In fact, I feel like it took y-e-a-r-s of trying to get a *certain* someone to even accept something green to touch his plate. You know, as a new parent, you often hear people tell you “just keep trying, it should only take about 10-15 times of repetition to get him on the broccoli train.” This was not the case with my youngest kiddo — gah! It felt like f-o-r-e-v-e-r but the reality was probably only about 18 months … that is after he turned 3! Now, I consider broccoli the “gateway” vegetable for all things green on his little plate –– he gobbles-up those little trees like nobody’s business.
The main way we enjoy broccoli is simply steamed with a little butter and salt but this week I decided to try something else on my guy. Broccoli Bites with Yogurt Dill Sauce can be eaten with a fork or just with hands-on for dippin’. One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it uses the whole stalk of the broccoli, not just the popular florets. Slightly crispy bits on the outside with warm tender broccoli on the inside then smothered in a fresh dilly yogurt dip worked out great for this semi-picky one. Now, if I can only get him to eat his dinner salad.