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The vegetable in March in Broccoli!!

Fun Facts and Banana Bites about Broccoli:

  • Did you know??

    • Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family and is grown from a seed.

    • Although broccoli is grown all year long, the best time to grow broccoli is during cool weather seasons such as Fall and Spring.

    • The top of a broccoli is called the “head” and the trunk is called the “stalk”.

    • When buying broccoli look for heads that are dark green and not wilted or flowered.

    • Broccoli is VERY nutritious because it provides tons of Vitamin C which is an antioxidant that will keep you healthy and strong. Broccoli also carries a lot of fiber and other important vitamins and minerals.

    • The healthiest way to eat broccoli is raw because when you cook it some of the healthy vitamins can be lost.

    • For another fun and delicious way to cook and enjoy broccoli try this recipe for Broccoli Cheese Balls. You and your friends will love to make them and eat them


These delicious and nutritious broccoli balls are fun way to get a serving of daily vegetables!

Make sure you have an adult help while making this.


  • 1 cup Broccoli heads, finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese


    • Knife

    • Cutting board

    • Microwaveable Bowl

    • Microwave

What to do:

  1. Have an adult cut the heads off of the stalks of broccoli and chop them finely.

  2. Place broccoli in microwaveable bowl and microwave for 1 minute or until soft.

  3. Immediately mix in cheese with the broccoli so that it melts (if not totally melted, place in microwave for a few more seconds until melted).

  4. Spoon out portions of broccoli/cheese mixture and shape into 1 inch balls.

  5. Enjoy as a snack or side to lunch!

Nutrition Information:

Serving size: 4 balls

Makes 2 servings

Calories: 130 kcal

Protein: 2 g

Total Carbohydrate: 5 g

Dietary fiber: 2 g

Total fat: 4 g

Sodium: 230 mg

Vitamin A: 19% daily required value

Vitamin C: 10% of daily required value

Calcium: 2% of daily required value

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