He does, however, have a passion for cheese. My child has eaten more varieties of cheese in his 14 months than I did the in the first 14 years of my life. If he sees the package of cheese come out of the fridge, he starts reaching and grunting until I hand it over.
This weekend I bough some fresh broccoli and was looking for something different (but healthy) to do with it. We usually roast it, tossing the broccoli in a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar first. Or we just steam it topped with a little salt and pepper. I like it steamed but I wanted something different. Cue the cheese sauce below. It is actually a Cooking Light recipe, so score! I have a love/hate relationship with cheese sauces that start with "stir milk into flour over medium heat." I usually end up with clumpy flour and non-melted cheese. This time, though, was a success! We loved the sauce and it was so easy.
But the best part - Cooper ate his broccoli! We were hesitant to let him try it, but he was a fan. Lesson learned. If you want your baby to eat his vegetables, then cover them in cheese.
The only downside to this recipe is that it makes quite a bit and leftover broccoli isn't that great.
Broccoli with Cheddar Sauce adapted from Cooking Light
- 1/2 T flour
- 1/2 cup skim milk (I ended up adding a little more than 1/2 a cup)
- 1/4 cup fresh shredded 2% cheddar cheese
- 2 T grated parmesan cheese
- about 1/2 t Dijon mustard
- salt & pepper
- a pinch of ground thyme
- steamed broccoli
WW PointsPlus: 2 PP per serving