Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussel sprouts are one of those veggies that you either love or you hate.  I admit, they do have a taste all their own, which is why most people don’t care for them.  What I will say in their defense however, is that roasting them brings on a whole new flavor sensation that is absolutely delicious!  In fact, roasted brussel sprouts are just one of the veggies that I like best when they’re roasted.  Another one being beets.

There are also plenty of health and nutrition reasons to add brussel sprouts to your diet.  One of these amazing benefits is that they contain an antioxidant known as alpha-lipoic acid, which has been shown to lower glucose levels. These compounds can increase insulin sensitivity and prevent prediabetes from turning into diabetes, and can also help reduce complications for those with existing diabetes by managing blood glucose and preventing further oxidative stress or inflammation.

Check out this great article by Dr Axe on some of brussel sprout health benefits.

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Finally, a delicious brussel sprouts recipe!
Course: Side Dish, Veggies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brussel sprouts, Healthy Holidays with the Unconventional Foodie, roasted veggies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Coach Collette
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh brussel sprouts trimmed and sliced in half
  • 1 apple cored and diced
  • 1/2 C pecan halves
  • 1/2 C dried cranberries
  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Trim and cut brussel sprouts in half. Core and dice apple and place on parchment lined baking sheet
  • Pour olive oil salt and pepper over brussel sprouts and apple and toss to fully coat
  • Roast for 10 minutes, remove from oven, stir in cranberries and pecan halves. Return to oven and roast for an additional 5-10 minutes until brussel sprouts are toasty and the apples have softened,
  • Serve immediately

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 20mg1%
Potassium 360mg10%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 586IU12%
Vitamin C 66mg80%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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