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Eat Your Brussel Sprouts, They’re Good for You

Don’t crinkle your nose, brussel sprouts actually taste good, and they protect against cancer, birth defects, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.

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Brussel sprouts are actually a leafy green vegetable. We’ve all heard the experts say eat more greens.  This is one you should definitely be adding to your diet. They contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, E and K, as well as omega-3 fatty acids, folate, phosphorous, protein, copper and calcium. They detoxify your body, make your skin healthier, and promote healthy colon and immune function. They’re almost the perfect food. And you’re still saying yuck! Maybe that’s because your mom boiled them to mush and drowned them in butter. I’d say yuck, too.

Learn how to cook them properly, and you’ll be in love with these little leafy greens. Don’t overcook, but just until they are easily pierced with a fork.

Grilled Brussel Sprouts are a great side dish for anything you’ve got on the BBQ. Toss them with olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Cook them in a foil covered aluminum pan on the grill for about twenty minutes, then toss with crumbled feta cheese and serve.

Roast Brussel Sprouts drizzled with extra virgin olive, and seasoned with salt and pepper in a 400ºF oven for 35 to 40 minutes. For more flavor, add some chopped pancetta or bacon.

Steamed Brussel Sprouts are delicious drizzled with olive oil, a squeeze of lemon and seasoned with salt. They are also excellent dressed with a little balsamic vinegar.

Enjoy!


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  1. love em… garlic, onion and olive oil….I think I will fix some now. thx.

  2. Well, thank you dear, for introducing me to this veggie. I think I must try some, sometime soon. You know egg plant is yukky too if “killed” the way my Granny fixed it. Boil to death, mash to death, fry in heavy grease (like breakfast sausage grease), give them to your granddaughter to eat, assuring them it is delicious, but never take a bite.
    Then I tasted egg plant fixed in a casserole by a neighbor from old Sicily…I could have eaten the entire casserole all by myself.
    So it all goes in how anything is cooked.

  3. I love brussels sprouts. I always did. :D
    As a vegetarian this is my favorite vegetable. I love boiling or steaming it with baby carrots and then eating it with ranch or italian dressing and tomatoes.

  4. I’m on a detox diet and really enjoying eating them with brown rice. I sautee the brussel sprouts in olive oil with garlic and then when they’re about halfway soft, I had a can of white kidney beans (cantinelli beans, I think) and then add some salt and sometimes mushrooms. SOOOO filling, tasty and good for you.

  5. i love them with a small drizzel f olive oil and the salt and pepper cooked at 350 till they are golden then drizzel with a mix of lemon butter! They taste like artichoke hearts!

  6. I love them! I have never tried grilling them before! Thanks!

  7. I really enjoy Brussell Sprouts with Garlic

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