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07/04/2014 05:37 EDT | Updated 07/09/2014 04:59 EDT

Broccoli Recipes: Soups, Salads And More To Eat All Week

Taste Love & Nourish

WHAT WE'RE COOKING THIS WEEK: Broccoli

It may be the vegetable you hated as a kid, but broccoli deserves a lot of love. This tree-like green veggie has about 34 calories for every 100 grams. It can be eaten raw or cooked and can be made into anything from dips to soups to salads.

Nutrition wise, broccoli is a powerhouse. It is a great source of vitamin C (148 per cent of your daily intake on a 2,000 calorie diet), vitamin A and fibre. It's also linked to boost healthy aging and lower the risk of breast cancer — talk about a superfood!

And in case you missed it, last week we packed lentils.

WEEKLY SHOPPING LIST:

Here's what you need to buy this week, while the other necessary ingredients (like pepper, salt and oils) are likely already in your kitchen.

  • Broccoli
  • Coconut oil
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Dried chili flakes
  • Coconut milk
  • Basil
  • Red apple
  • Cranberries
  • Almonds
  • Mayonnaise
  • Greek yogurt
  • Apple cider
  • Stevia
  • Potatoes
  • Kale
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Panko crumbs
  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Parmesan
  • Milk

Pack It: Broccoli

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