Broccoli is a good source of potassium, vitamin C, B vitamins, and fiber. It’s packed with nutrition and few calories. One of the easiest ways to prepare broccoli is to lightly coat broccoli florets with olive oil, sprinkle them with a bit of salt, and roast them in the oven until crip-tender.

But since we know some kids are hesitant to try broccoli (Don’t Give Me That Broccoli Children’s Song), here are a couple recipes to coax them into becoming lifetime broccoli fans.

Bacon and Broccoli Salad

  • 3 strips crispy bacon (already cooked)
  • Large head of Hoover’s fresh broccoli, rinsed
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 3/4 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, almond slices, pecans, or cashews
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Hoover’s Honey
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar

Mix the honey, vinegar, and mayonnaise. Set aside. Cut broccoli into bite-sized pieces and toss the broccoli and onions into mayonnaise mixture. Chill for about 1 hour. When ready, crumble the bacon into the mixture. Add raisins and nuts. Blend together and serve.

Simply Recipe’s Broccoli Mac and Cheese may not only convice your kids to eat broccoli, but it could have them asking for second servings.