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Mom’s Hack for Making Broccoli Taste Like ‘Candy’ Is a Total Gem

We know that kids can be picky eaters. Some want PB & J sandwiches, hot dogs, and beans for every meal. At the same time, other kids want chicken nuggets or nothing at all. Whatever type of finicky eater you’re trying to feed, we know the options feel limited. But if food is well-cooked and adequately seasoned, your chances of a kid trying a dish might increase. However, it might take some accurate culinary skills to coerce a kid to eat their vegetables. 

In a TikTok video by content creator @whatsgabycookin, she shares her hack for making broccoli taste as good as candy. Yes, those are some big claims. However, it does look good to us. This trick works for other veggies, too.

Oooh, that broccoli turned out tasty. We’re fans of anyone that utilizes butter, garlic, and parmesan cheese. Put us down for a hearty helping of this broccoli. Let’s see if the TikTok viewers want to try this hack. User @Will Cook For Cake said, “Okay, this looks look amazingggg.” @Amanda joked, “For a second, I thought you meant it was going to be sweet.” @martinisforeveryone asked, “Garlic Parmesan candy?” @alexandra.kekeris said, “I love that you don’t buy cut-up broccoli! I’m adding red pepper flakes to mine! This looks delish!” @user3732181410002 remarked, “garlic = candy? You are funny.”

Yes, we know the result of this hack won’t lead to broccoli tasting like Skittles. But it might convince your little one to give it a few chews. If you enjoyed this hack, check out @whatsgabycookin’s TikTok channel. You’ll find tons of mom-friendly recipes for the family.