plural noun brussels sprouts
that thing that looks like a tiny cabbage that no one eats
Smelling up your home is a small price to pay for the numerous health benefits brussels sprouts brings.
“What health benefits?”
These health benefits…
- Low in calories. 1 cup contains only 56 calories
- Contains powerful antioxidants which fight against oxidative stress (a risk factor for certain cancers)
- Promote the body’s natural detox systems in both Phase 1 and Phase 2 processes (aka helps your body break down and get rid of the junk in your bod)
May lower risk for certain cancers through indole-3-carbinol which disrupts tumor growth
Lowers chronic inflammation which decreases risk of obesity and heart disease
Confession time: I’m obsessed with crispy sprouts! I try to find a way to work it in to daily conversation with friends and coworkers and when I’m not eating them for lunch I’m thinking about eating them for lunch. I know if you give them a chance you will be the crazy sprouts-obsessed lady (or man) just like me!
I mean…watch this transformation…
Crispy Sprouts Two Ways
1 1/2 lbs brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
2 Tbsp lite olive oil
Parmesan cheese, to taste
2-3 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Toss prepared sprouts in olive oil and sea salt. Roast 10 minutes, then toss. Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until browned and fork tender.
Separate evenly into two bowls.
In one bowl, sprinkle with lemon juice and top with parmesan cheese.
The the second bowl, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and toss.