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Considering Adding Brussels Sprouts in Your Diet?

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Here are a dozen delicious ways to prepare and enjoy, Not-Your-Mother’s Brussels sprouts:

  1. Brussels Sprouts Chips – peel away single leaves of the sprouts and arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Drizzle with olive oil and roast at 375` for 15 – 20 minutes until browned and crispy.
  2. Candied Brussels Sprouts – dust Brussels sprouts with olive oil, brown sugar and pinch of salt. Microwave for 5 minutes and serve hot.
  3. Honey Balsalmic Brussels Sprouts – preheat oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Toss prepared sprouts (about 1 ½ pounds) with 2 tablespoon of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Place sprouts on baking sheet to roast until tender, about 15 – 20 minutes. When tender and caramelized, place Brussels sprouts back in bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of oil, 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and 2 teaspoons of honey and toss evenly.
  4. Add steamed Brussels sprouts to a favorite pasta recipe for added color and texture.
  5. Veggie Kabobs – marinate Brussels sprouts, bell peppers, and mushrooms in low-fat Italian dressing and thread onto skewers. Place on the grill for 4 minutes on each side or until sprouts are tender.
  6. Add chopped Brussels sprouts to a vegetable pot pie recipe.
  7. Add Brussels sprouts to stir-fries. They are delicious with sweet onions, carrots, and snow peas.
  8. Steam Brussels sprouts and coat with a mixture of vegetable broth and mustard. Or top steamed sprouts with lemon juice, salt, pepper and Feta cheese.
  9. Shake and bake! Place Brussels sprouts, olive oil, bread crumbs and a dash of salt and pepper in a large re-sealable plastic bag and shake to coat. Bake at 400°F for 30-45 minutes or until toasted.
  10. Add 1 cup of shaved Brussels sprouts to any salad, soup, or stew.
  11. Mix cooked Brussels sprouts with nuts (sliced almonds, walnuts, or pecans) and dried fruit (currants, raisins, or diced apricots).
  12. Season cooked Brussels sprouts – drizzle with olive or sesame oil and a squeeze of lemon juice; sprinkle a finely grated tangy cheese such as Parmesan or Pecorino; or garnish with basil, chives, parsley, or thyme.

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