Broccoli Bites

Most days, I look in the mirror and don’t even recognize this person I have become. I look at the old me and the person I am now and feel like they are 2 separate yet equally important parts of me. That old version showed me what I didn’t want to be. And this new one…well, this is a whole new adventure!
I’m going to tell you a secret, but you have to promise not to tell anyone….I didn’t always have such a positive outlook on life. In fact, my outlook down right sucked! I saw the world through crap colored glasses. I had an unhealthy outlook on life because I was unhealthy on the inside and eating unhealthy things. I didn’t believe people who told me that “what we put into our bodies affects us physically and mentally.” When I eat processed food and junk food. I crave it…My brain is trained to want it….to want more of it….to want it ALL!
And then it hit me. If that is the case; then the opposite can also be true!
I can train my brain to crave good food…..I can teach my body to want to eat the healthy foods! And guess what….This crazy thing started happening. The healthier I started eating and the better I started treating my body. The healthier I began feeling and the more positive my outlook became on the world.
It isn’t fun being miserable. I know because I spent many years there. Today I have a choice….Either get up and make a change for myself to live a healthier lifestyle; or enjoy my misery. It’s free, it’s comfortable and it’s waiting patiently for me to give up. But guess what. It isn’t going to win 😉
The new me loves broccoli! I can turn a case of broccoli into 30 different dinners! Soups, stir-fry’s, steamed…You name it! Mostly, we eat it steamed. My 2 year old even loves it. But I wanted to try something new with it decided to give this a shot. It turned out interesting! A new way to eat on of my favorite veggies! Enjoy 

Broccoli Bites

Broccoli Bites


  • 1 Bundle Fresh Broccoli (stems removed, cut into smaller pieces)
  • 3 Eggs (beaten)
  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs (Plain or Italian)
  • 1 Cup Cheese (Shredded Cheddar)
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • Add a touch of your favorite broccoli seasoning-parmesan, tarragon or garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 375º
  2. Steam fresh broccoli for 5-7 minutes (allow a few minutes to cool)
  3. In a bowl mix together broccoli, beaten eggs, bread crumbs, cheese, salt & pepper and any additional seasonings.
  4. Spray a baking sheet or use a piece of parchment paper.
  5. With your hands, make small patties with the mixture and place on baking sheet (about 2-3 inches wide).
  6. Place in oven and bake. Check at 15 minutes and if not dark and crispy, leave in another 5 minutes for a total of 20 minutes.
  7. After 20 minutes, flip patties around and bake another 10-15 minutes.


Author: Jamie S

I'm married and am very blessed to be the mother of a gorgeous little 2 year old named Mac. I live in good ol' North Dakota! I love to do many things. Laugh, love, write and cook. Mostly, I like to enjoy life to the fullest. That's probably why I love cooking so much. There is no right or wrong way of doing it. My day job keeps me very busy but its also extremely rewarding. I work for a company called Pride Inc. We serve individuals with developmental disabilities. So most of the people on my caseload are like my family. For me, I learned from my grandma that cooking brought people together. I associated it with happiness, love and togetherness and who doesn't want those things in life! So I've always tried to continue that in my own life with my own family. Nothing brings people together like a good meal. And a few good laughs!

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