We all know how amazing broccoli is for our bodies in a bunch of different reasons—there's fiber, folic acid, vitamins A and C, and the flavonoid kaempferol, which is an anti-inflammatory that can help protect against cancer and heart disease. Zita Steyn, author of Eat More Greens, is on a mission to find the most delicious ways to pack more greens into your every day. In this recipe, she combines roasted broccoli with the incredible antioxidant properties of cilantro and parsley, and fiber-rich white beans for a dip that's loaded with flavor and health benefits.
Consider regularly offering crudités with a dip such as this one at the start of a meal. Research shows that most hungry kids (big and small!) happily snack on these, dramatically increasing their vegetable intake, and even go on to eat more vegetables during the meal. A win-win situation, if you ask me. You could keep this dip dairy-free by replacing the yogurt with natural coconut or nut-based yogurt, available at most health food stores.