It's Nutrition Bite Friday! Roasted Brussels Sprouts

15 December, 2017

It's Nutrition Bite Friday!

Love your body from the inside and it will glow on the outside. Try this recipe to make your Brussels sprouts or broccoli a festive part of your meals.

Did you know? The sulfur in cruciferous veggies like Brussels sprouts and broccoli is needed to make keratin - your body's must-have ingredient for healthy skin, shiny hair and strong nails.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

1 pound of organic Brussels sprouts, washed, halved or quartered.
1 organic red onion peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon avocado or extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2-3 slices organic uncured bacon, chopped - optional

The easy prep:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and cut your Brussels sprouts in half or into quarters, add to a large bowl with the remaining ingredients. Toss all the ingredients in a bowl until well coated with oil and seasonings. Line a roasting pan with parchment paper and roast your veggies until cooked and a little caramelized, about 20 minutes. Test for preferred doneness. The onions will be sweet and if using the bacon it should be a little crispy and offer a savory counterbalance to the onions.

Choosing the freshest Brussels sprouts will ensure their sweetness. Brussels Sprouts on the stalk retain their freshness longer and are sweeter. This recipe works well with broccoli and cauliflower too!  Add pomegranate seeds or dried cranberries after cooking for a great pop of color and nutrient boost.

In the name of great food, enjoy!

~Kat Polo
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