Thursday, December 08, 2022 by Zoey Sky
Not many people love Brussels sprouts – they are an acquired taste, even for some adults.
But this vegetable offers many health benefits. And if you want to encourage your family to eat more veggies, try making delicious roasted Brussels sprouts.
Brussels sprouts belong to the cabbage family. They have many layers, with the outside layer acting as a shell.
The outer layer may be green, which is the most common color, or purple. Brussels sprouts can be cooked and served in a variety of ways.
To encourage your kids to eat more greens, cook Brussels sprouts fresh because they will have both a sweet and nutty taste.
Brussels sprouts contain no cholesterol. Half a cup (78 g) of cooked Brussels sprouts contains many vitamins and minerals, such as:
Brussels sprouts are low-calorie, but they’re a great source of dietary fiber. (Related: 5 Reasons to eat Brussels sprouts, a fiber-rich veggie.)
The vitamin C in Brussels sprouts can help boost your immune health. Foods like Brussels sprouts are also rich in beneficial antioxidants that can help prevent many health issues such as diabetes, certain cancers and heart disease.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that promotes iron absorption. The vitamin also has a role in tissue repair and immune function.
Brussels sprouts are chock-full of dietary fiber that helps support regularity and gut health. According to research, dietary fiber can help treat constipation by increasing stool frequency and softening stool consistency to ease bowel movements.
Increased fiber intake is also linked to other health benefits, like a reduced risk of heart disease. Current guidelines suggest consuming 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories that you eat each day.
This means if you need 2,000 calories a day, you should consume at least 28 grams of fiber.
Brussels sprouts can also boost your blood health because it contains vitamin K. You need vitamin K for blood clotting and bone health.
This simple recipe only requires a handful of ingredients, but it brings out the sweetness of fresh Brussels sprouts.
Ingredients for four servings:
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Ingredients for four servings:
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Ingredients for eight servings:
Candied walnuts with Brussels sprouts
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Ingredients for 10 servings:
For the candied walnuts:
You can serve roasted Brussels sprouts or you can add other spices and ingredients to make a more flavorful dish. Use ingredients like cheese, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, or honey.
To make a sweeter dish, try adding maple syrup. If you prefer something more savory, add chopped bacon on top of the Brussels sprouts either before or after the roasting process.
Spices or herbs like fried or sauteed onions or garlic powder pair well with roasted Brussels sprouts. Roasted Brussels sprouts go well with almost any meat entree, especially beef, chicken, pork and fish.
If you have leftover roasted Brussels sprouts, store the veggies in an airtight container and refrigerate them. It should last for at least three to four days after roasting them when refrigerated.
Eat more vegetables and try serving roasted Brussels sprouts to make sure your family gets enough greens in their diet.
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