I've come to the realization that I don't like raw broccoli. It doesn't even matter if I have that fat-free dip with it. Nope. It is torture to eat it. I can eat raw cauliflower all day long, but the raw broccoli gets to me. It's a texture thing.
I truly do like broccoli. It is one of our main vegetable staples. I guess that I just like it to be cooked, soft and moist. From now on, I'm not going to force myself to eat broccoli raw. After I was done "snacking" on it this afternoon, I was actually upset with myself for feeling obligated to keep moving my jaw up and down. It did help me feel full, and contributed plenty of fiber. Those are pluses. I'll work it out a different way from now on.