22 recipes for broccoli for superfood meals

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Our Superfood Recipes Series gathers up great recipes for the most amazing superfoods, inspiring you to add these healthy ingredients to any meal.

Broccoli, everyone's favorite miniature trees, is a serious superfood. If you haven't yet discovered the deliciousness that is broccoli, or are looking for more ways to incorporate this healthy veggie into more dishes, here is your inspiration!

Broccoli isn't called a superfood for nothing. This amazing vegetable is full of vitamin C and vitamin A, (two big sources of antioxidants that fight heart disease, cataracts and cancers), calcium (which helps with high blood pressure), folic acid, and both soluble and insoluble fiber.

In fact, How Stuff Works says that "it packs the most nutritional punch of any vegetable." Knowing that, how could you deny broccoli a place on the daily menu?

Here are 22 ways to bring broccoli to every meal of the day.

Breakfast:

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Vegan Broccoli Quiche
Recipe: About.com

Egg Whites and Broccoli Cauliflower Breakfast
Recipe: iFOODreal

Broccoli Sweet Potato Cakes
Recipe: She Knows

Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Broccoli Breakfast Hash
Recipe: Making Michael Pollan Proud

Broccoli & Leek Breakfast Casserole
Recipe: Cooking With My Kid

Broccoli-Rabe and Ricotta Frittata
Recipe: Food and Wine

Vegan Broccoli Muffins
Recipe: Power Hungry

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Salads:

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Creamy Summer Slaw
Recipe: Bon Appetite

Honey-Mustard Broccoli Salad
Recipe: Vegetarian Times

Healthy Broccoli Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
Recipe: gi365

Pomegranate and Citrus Broccoli Salad
Recipe: Betty Crocker

Creamy Brown Rice, Broccoli & Apple Salad
Recipe: Poor Girl Eats Well

Curried Couscous with Broccoli and Feta
Recipe: Cooking Light

Lunch and Dinner:

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Broccoli Rabe, Potato and Rosemary Pizza
Recipe: TreeHugger

Broccoli and Tofu in Garlic Sauce
Recipe: About.com

Carrot Broccoli Soup
Recipe: Taste of Home

Broccoli, Cannellini Bean & Cheddar Soup
Recipe: Eating Well

Broccoli Pesto & Fusilli Pasta
Recipe: Yummly

Portobello, Broccoli, and Red-Pepper Melts
Recipe: Yummly

Cheesy Broccoli-Potato Mash
Recipe: Eating Well

Tempeh, Broccoli, and Red Bell Pepper Stir Fry
Recipe: TreeHugger

Broccoli-Spinach Soup with Leeks
Recipe: Bon Appetite

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