Each month, Woman’s Healthy Self blog will feature one healthy recipe courtesy of Woman’s Center for Wellness.

We get it, your family — and your kids — don’t like to eat broccoli.

But don’t give up on the green stuff just yet. Broccoli is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein, Vitamin E, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium and many of vitamins and minerals.

Still, that doesn’t mean much to kids if they don’t like the taste. While many soups drown broccoli in cheese to appeal to everyone’s taste buds, here’s a healthier version of a broccoli soup sure to make the whole family happy. Yes, even the kiddos.

Broccoli Soup


2 tsp non-hydrogenated margarine
½ leek (white part only), finely chopped
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
4 cups fresh broccoli, including stems, chopped
3 ½ cups light chicken or vegetable broth


Heat margarine on medium heat in a saucepan. Gently sauté leek and celery for 3-4 min, until leek is softened. Add chopped broccoli, followed by the broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 min, until vegetables are tender. Allow soup to cool slightly, then transfer to a blender and blend until smooth. Return soup to pot and heat gently until ready to serve. Yields 6 servings.

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