Similar to kale’s rise to fame, brussels sprouts are now having their turn in the spotlight. Despite their reputation for being repugnant to kids, they can actually be really delicious! I actually didn’t start eating brussels sprouts until grad school when Will introduced me to roasted sprouts – so yummy. The simplest way to prepare these little guys is to halve them, toss in olive oil, sprinkle with salt and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for ~35 minutes or until browned. They pair well with feta cheese and balsamic vinegar. Here’s 5 reasons why these sprouts are so healthy for you:
- One serving (1 cup) has only 38 calories and over 3 grams of fiber. The extra heart healthy fiber can help lower cholesterol.
- Brussels sprouts provide up to 120% of your daily need for Vitamin C.
- They are full of cancer fighting antioxidants like glucosinolate.
- These sprouts are also a great source of folate.
- The sulfur compounds in brussels sprouts are reported to help with detoxification processes in the liver.
To get started on eating this healthy food, here are a few recipes!
- Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad with Creamy Shallot Dressing from Pinch of Yum
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon, Thyme, and Goat Cheese from Veggie and the Beast
- Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts Pasta with Hazelnuts from Two Peas and Their Pod
- Maple Bacon Brussels, Pear, and Goat Cheese Salad from How Sweet It Is
- Cranberry Orange Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Two Peas and Their Pod
- Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad from Eat, Live, Run