Green up the family dinner scene by serving our Parmesan Broccoli Tots with Ranch Dip. Inspired by crispy ‘tater tots, this lower-carb, oven-baked, veggie-loaded rendition is a healthy finger food that the entire family will love! Serve it as a side dish to burgers or chicken or as a wholesome alternative to junk food appetizers.
There is a reason why mothers throughout time have universally demanded, “eat your broccoli!” This green cruciferous vegetable is rich in essential vitamins and minerals in addition to being a great source of dietary fiber. Not to mention broccoli is filling, yet low in calories, and surprisingly high in protein for a vegetable (5g protein per cup of broccoli).
And, with these Parmesan Broccoli Tots, there is no worry of feeling dishonest by smuggling vegetables into the kid’s dinner without their consent, as some parents do. The broccoli tots are overtly GREEN for goodness sake, there is absolutely no denying that a whole head of broccoli is the primarily ingredient. Other ingredients include a bit of Parmesan cheese, egg, seasonings and almond meal to hold it all together. By using almond meal as the binder, the recipe remains friendly for those on gluten-free diets and low-carb diets.
Of course, dunking into a dip makes eating Parmesan Broccoli Tots extra fun. A natural pairing is the rich, creamy deliciousness of Homestyle Ranch from Litehouse Foods. As a mom, I enjoy serving this Ranch Dressing not just for the great taste of herbs and natural vegetable flavors, but also because of the desirable absence of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. Enjoy!