Broccoli is September’s Harvest of the Month

Fall sports season has begun, which means we’ll need some healthy snacks whether we’re playing or watching. Luckily, we have the perfect pick for the occasion: broccoli. Its fresh, mild flavor pairs effortlessly with many other nutritious snacks. It also contains essential vitamins and minerals to help us feel our best on game day and beyond. And if you’re not a sports fan, we’ve got you covered, too — you can enjoy our tasty recipes without all the win-or-lose suspense.

In addition to the recipes below, broccoli is great for a veggie tray. Add other colorful vegetables to the tray, such as sliced bell peppers, carrots and tomatoes, and place a bowl of veggie dip or hummus in the middle. If you’re simply not a fan of broccoli, you can disguise its flavor in a fruit smoothie to get the nutrition benefits.

Broccoli is bursting with important vitamins and minerals that are known to support the immune system, bone health, heart health and the nervous system. It is rich in vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and vitamin B6.

When it comes to nutrition and taste, fresh is always best: Select broccoli that is firm and uniformly green, and store it in a loosely wrapped bag in your refrigerator’s crisper drawer for up to one week.

Check out these tasty broccoli recipes: