Easy Healthy Recipe
Crunchy and Sweet
You may love this easy healthy recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts even if they aren’t your favorite vegetable. Believe it or not Brussels Sprouts can have a slightly sweet flavor if cooked the right way. When you try this easy healthy recipe, you’ll not only eat a vegetable that is showing up on restaurant menus, you’ll enjoy a nutrition super food.
Brussels Sprouts, as part of the cruciferous family, contain key health protective phytonutrients. Brussels Sprouts have dithiolthiones and betacarotene (converts to vitamin A) for starters. These phytonutrients may help maintain a healthy immune function and prevent cancer by detoxifying undesirable compounds and neutralizing free radicals. The lutein and zeaxanthin in Brussels Sprouts also may help with eye health. What else do Brussels Sprouts have to offer other than bearing the name of a famous city? Brussels Sprouts also offer vitamins, C, K, and fiber among other vitamins and minerals.
Easy Healthy Recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts
4 Servings, 1 cup each
- Brussels Sprouts, 4 cups
- Olive oil, 1 Tablespoon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
- Wash and cut the ends off Brussels Sprouts.
- Cut each Brussels Sprout in half.
- Plunge Brussels Sprouts into boiling water for 30 seconds. Rinse under cold water, drain, and pat dry.
- Toss Brussels Sprouts with olive oil.
- Add salt and pepper.
- Place on a roasting pan or jelly roll pan.
- Bake in oven for 10 minutes, turning once then serve.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts give color to any meal and go well paired with plant dishes like quinoa and lentils, grilled salmon, duck, or lamb.
My dad loved the Roasted Brussel Sprouts I made for him along with Four Spiced Salmon from Mark Bittman’s cookbook, The Minimalist Cooks at Home.
Check out our other simple plant based recipes from recent blog posts.
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Roberta Larson Duyff, American Dietetic Association, Complete Food & Nutrition Guide, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, 2012.
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Yours in Joy and Health,
Kay Loughrey, RDN, LDN, MPH
Sweet Life Nutritionist and Behavioral Coach