Brussels Sprouts

What is this little vegetable?  Looks like a baby cabbage.  Click this link to understand why you want to add this little fella to your menu!

11 Health Benefits of Brussels Sprouts

Here’s a quick and easy recipe to add it to your meals.  Use as a side dish or part of your main dish like a stir fry.

Ingredients:

  • 2lb bag of Brussels Sprouts (I bought this bag at SAMS Club.  You can of course use a lot less if you wish.)  This bag is pretty cool because you can microwave straight in the bag.  
  • lemon juice (I just used the easy reconstituted juice, but you can use fresh lemon if you wish)
  • salt, pepper
  • Seasoning of choice (I like adding this chicken montreal seasoning).  You can try Mrs. Dash, garlic, etc.
  • Cup of Water for steaming
  • EVOO

Directions:

Wash your brussels sprouts.  I like to cut them in half to make cooking quicker and easier.  Add a drizzle of EVOO to your large deep skillet.

Add brussels sprouts to your skillet, salt and pepper to taste, and add any other seasoning that you like.  Set heat to medium heat.  I let them brown a bit on the bottom before I add the liquid.

Once they brown a bit…add a drizzle of lemon juice.  Seriously…I didn’t measure.  I just squirted it on the brussels.  Then I added about 1/4 cup of water, covered the skillet with the lid and let the brussels steam for a bit.  Once the water steams out, toss your brussels.  Add another 1/4 cup of water and let it steam some more.  I do this process about 3 times in order to get the consistency that I like.  I don’t like squishy brussels, but I don’t want them too crunchy either.  Once I get the consistency I like, I let them brown a bit more in the pan.

That’s it!!  It can either be a side dish…or as you see in my pics, I added it to brown rice and added some kidney beans.  I didn’t have any chicken or fish made…so beans for protein it is! Plus my daughter wanted some beans.

1/2 cup of brussels = 35 calories, 0 fat, 8g carbs, 3g dietary fiber, 2g sugar, 3g protein.

 


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