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20 Tasty Ways To Prepare Frozen Broccoli

20 Tasty Ways To Prepare Frozen Broccoli

Remember when you were a kid and protested every time you saw broccoli on your plate? Now you’re older, wiser, and have experienced just how good the green flower-looking veggie can be. If you have some broccoli that you’re looking to cook up in a new way, be it to enjoy the taste of broccoli itself or to disguise it in a dish to convince a person who would normally turn their nose up to the vegetable, one of these frozen broccoli recipes should do the trick.

1. Quinoa and Broccoli Patties

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When you make up these cheesy quinoa and broccoli patties, you’ll get a meal packed with protein, fiber, calcium, iron, and magnesium. Oh yeah, and flavor. It’s delicious and full of healthy benefits‒you can’t go wrong with that combination.

2. Four Cheese White Broccoli Pizza

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Cheese is a common partner for broccoli, and there’s no better vessel for cheesy goodness than a pizza. Choose broccoli as your topping for your pie when cooking up this recipe for a result you won’t regret.

3. Cream of Broccoli Soup

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    Prefer your broccoli to go down a little easier? Enjoy a steamy bowl of cream of broccoli soup that you can enjoy one spoonful at a time until your bowl needs refilling‒it won’t take long.

    4. Hot Broccoli Cheese Dip

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    Not only is broccoli good on its own, but it’s also a great accent flavor to go along with dippable goodies like chips or crackers. This hot broccoli cheese dip will keep you scooping until you’re out of snacks and just start dunking your fingers in.

    5. Pan-Roasted Broccoli

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    You don’t need to do too much to make broccoli delicious. A quick and easy recipe to roast the veggie turns it into a delectable snack.

    6. Broccoli Baked Potatoes

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    Broccoli is the ultimate stuffer for just about anything you can cook up. Make yourself a baked potato that is accompanied with a bit of broccoli as this recipe suggests and you’ll see why.

    7. Broccoli Casserole

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    If you’re looking for a dish you can make that will serve plenty of people and satisfy, this broccoli casserole is perfect. People can scoop in for big bites of broccoli goodness and still have plenty to pass around.

    8. Broccoli Salad Recipe

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      Thaw out that frozen broccoli and grab a heaping helping to go along with a mix of almonds, raisins, and bacon, all of which is combined to make a surprisingly sweet summer salad.

      9. Fried Broccoli

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      Just about everything tastes good fried, and broccoli is no exception. It’s considerably healthier than other fried snackables, though.

      10. Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan

      Roasted Broccoli

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        Quick, simple, and delicious describes this broccoli recipe that will have you loading up your plate with stalks of roasted broccoli with parmesan.

        11. Tofu Broccoli Stir Fry

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        This is a dish that will serve your mouth well, not just with a great mix of flavors, but with the unique textures that accompany broccoli and tofu.

        12. Broccoli Frittata

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        Waking up to the wafting smell of a freshly baked broccoli frittata is sure to get you wide-eyed and up on your feet in no time. Easy to prepare and cook up in a skillet to make every morning start right.

        13. Potato and Broccoli Soup

        Broccoli Potato Soup

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          Looking for something warm and hearty to keep yourself toasty during those colder months? Cook up a pot of this potato and broccoli soup and let its creamy texture satisfy your taste buds and warm you on its way down.

          14. Salsa Broccoli

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          We’ve already directed you to a delicious dip that you can make your broccoli a part of, but how about some salsa? Give the veggie a little extra kick by preparing it as a part of this smooth salsa.

          15. Broccoli Gratin

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          A little extra preparation and cook time go into the process to make this broccoli gratin recipe, but it proves to be worthwhile when you pull the saucepan full of this delicious dish out of the oven.

          16. Sautéed Pasta with Broccoli

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            Broccoli goes well with almost anything. Case and point: this recipe for sautéed pasta with broccoli. Get your carb fix with some noodles, a peppery seasoning, and of course some broccoli to go with it all.

            17. Broccoli Quiche

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            Is there anything better than biting into the soft, flaky crust of a freshly baked quiche? Perhaps when you get past the outer crust and find a welcome bit of broccoli on your tongue.

            18. Broccoli and Cheese Calzone

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            You’ve seen plenty of recipes that combine broccoli and cheese on this list because you really can’t go wrong with it. You’ll see why once you try out this broccoli and cheese calzone.

            19. Swiss Vegetable Medley

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            If broccoli isn’t the only vegetable that you have sitting in your freezer waiting to be used, then this is the recipe for you. Add in everything you have and enjoy big, juicy bites of vegetable goodness.

            20. Turkey and Broccoli Turnovers

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            You may normally associate turnovers with sweetness, but there’s no reason it can’t be savory as well. Get some meat and vegetables in your turnovers with this turkey and broccoli turnover recipe.

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            Last Updated on July 10, 2020

            How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

            How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

            We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

            We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

            So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

            Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

            What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

            Boundaries are limits

            —they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

            Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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            Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

            Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

            Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

            How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

            Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

            1. Self-Awareness Comes First

            Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

            You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

            To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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            You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

            • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
            • When do you feel disrespected?
            • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
            • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
            • When do you want to be alone?
            • How much space do you need?

            You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

            2. Clear Communication Is Essential

            Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

            Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

            3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

            Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

            That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

            Sample language:

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            • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
            • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
            • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
            • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
            • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
            • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
            • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

            Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

            4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

            Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

            Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

            Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

            We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

            It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

            It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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            Final Thoughts

            Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

            Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

            Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

            The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

            Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

            Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

            They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

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