Have you ever seen Brussels Sprouts in their natural state? I certainly hadn’t; that is, not until this week when I picked up my CSA share from my local farm. Check this out…
Each little Brussels Sprout grows along this thick stalk. I imagine I will have to cut them off one by one!
I am very excited to cook and eat these Brussels sprouts. I have a great recipe that I’ve posted before, but it is so good, it is worth reposting.
This recipe is from The Food Network. It is easy and delicious!
- Cut 1 1/2 pounds of Brussels sprouts in half
- Toss them with 1/4 cup of olive oil and a pinch of red pepper flakes, salt and pepper
- Roast cut-side down on a baking sheet at 450 until caramelized, 25 to 30 minutes.
- Drizzle with white wine vinegar (or white balsamic vinegar) and honey.
That’s it! And why should we eat Brussels sprouts? I’m glad you asked!
- Brussels Sprouts are full of antioxidants.
- They are high in fiber and help lower cholesterol.
- They help fight inflammation and certain cancers, including bladder, breast, colon, lung, prostate and ovarian.
- Brussels sprouts are great for cardio vascular health.
- The Vitamin K in Brussels sprouts helps keep bones strong and healthy and helps preserve proper brain and nerve function.
- Their high vitamin C content helps keep promote an healthy immune system
- Brussels sprouts are high in vitamin A–important for healthy eyes.
- And lastly, they are high in Folate which does all sorts of good things in our bodies including providing protection against heart disease.
So enjoy your Brussels sprouts!