Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Somewhere along the way Brussels sprouts got a really bad reputation. They are often near the top of the list when you ask kids what their least favorite foods are. I have a theory. . . Brussels sprouts that have been frozen and thawed often turn mushy when you boil or steam them. Seriously, do mushy Brussels sprouts sound appetizing to you? I think not.

So here’s my theory: Brussels sprouts are not gross at all! In fact, they are one of my favorite fall and winter veggies because I figured out how to cook them in a way that makes them taste absolutely delicious. As a Fort Collins nutritionist, it is my job to make healthy food taste good. Brussels sprouts count as leafy greens and are packed with vitamins and minerals so if you’re willing to give this whole food recipe a try, you might just (re)discover your new favorite fall veggie!

 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 30 to 40 minutes

Ingredients:

1 pound Brussels sprouts, fresh

1 tablespoon grapeseed oil

Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Prepare the Brussels sprouts by cutting off the end, peel off any yellow outer leaves, and cut in half.

3. Toss the Brussels sprouts in a large bowl with oil, salt, and pepper. Spread out in a 13 by 9 inch baking dish.

4. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until Brussels sprouts are lightly browned on the outside.

5. Serve hot and enjoy!

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