I’m always searching for healthy veggie recipes my family will enjoy. My boys like peas and mushrooms, but that used to be where their tolerance ended. Enter Brussels sprouts. They’re chock full of nutrients, low in calories and carbs, and high in antioxidants, fiber, vitamin K, and vitamin C. Most people shy away from them, but I’d argue it’s because they’ve never tasted these Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts.
What’s for dinner? …And other questions my family would still ask if I was bleeding and on fire.
4 Reasons to Eat Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are antioxidant power houses. One study has shown eating two cups per day can slash cellular damage by 30%.
With four grams of fiber per two cups of cooked Brussels sprouts, they help regulate blood sugar levels, support digestive health, and help feed beneficial gut bacteria.
One cup of Brussels sprouts has more than 150% of the minimum daily target of vitamin C. This helps improve our vision and stimulates collagen.
One cooked cup of Brussels sprouts has over 250% of the recommended daily target of vitamin K. This is optimal for bone health.
How to Prepare Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
The most delicious way to prepare Brussels sprouts is to roast them. But, I’ve tried 100% oven roasting with less than ideal results. I found if you pan fry them in a cast iron skillet first, and then transfer them to the oven to roast a little longer, they are perfect.
Everyday I’m Brusselin’.
Obviously, there are a ton of good-for-you reasons to enjoy Brussels sprouts. They taste great, have anti-inflammatory power to help fend off type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and IBS, and provide fiber to help regulate blood sugar and insulin levels. All the more reason to love you some deeelicious and nutritious Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts. Enjoy! –xo
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