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.