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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!
Via Busy Vegetarian Mom
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