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Welcome to 2014 and one of my personal goals is to utilize fresh fruits and veggies that are in season for a healthier new year.

In January, you might think that there are not a lot of choices.  In fact, some of my very favorites are found in abundance right now including, pears, pineapples, winter squash and brussels sprouts.

I never liked brussels sprouts until about two years ago when I really opened up my mind and my diet for the sake of leading a healhier lifestyle.  Up until then, I had only had them drown in butter and bacon to make them tolerable.  Now I cook them in big batches and eat them a few times a week.  I actually LOVE them now!

Brussels sprouts are a fantastic veggie when cooked right for dieting.  A 1/2 Cup serving is only 28 calories and barely measurable amount of fat!

They also provide you with a powerful punch of protein and fiber.  2 grams of each in a 1/2 Cup.  Wow!

Don’t forget about the vitamins and anti-oxidants they serve up.  You will get a healthy of Vitamin C, A and K, plus Potassium!

Plus… as I said, they are delicious!


Try a few of MY favorite recipes and tell me what you think! 

Recipes using brussel sprouts

Cold Brussel Sprout Salad Via Busy Vegetarian Mom

A dish is filled with food.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Potatoes and Rosemary

Via Busy Vegetarian Mom

A bowl of Brussels sprouts on a table.

Warm Brussels Sprout Salad Via Daily Dish Magazine

Another favorite recipe which I have not written yet and have no photos

Simple Roasted Brussel Sprouts:

Cut sprouts in half and place in baking dish

Drizzle with Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper

Add handful of Diced Pancetta and stir

Bake at 350 for 40 minutes

Add a handful of Blue Cheese Crumbles






Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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