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5 Reasons To Eat Brussels Sprouts

  1. Provide nearly all your daily needs for vitamin K, which is essential for blood clotting and bone health.
  2. Contain cancer-protecting compounds, as do all cruciferous vegetables, one of which is Brussels sprouts.
  3. Provide glucosinolates, which stimulates the body’s natural detoxification system.
  4. Is an excellent source of vitamin C, important to help maintain a healthy immune system.
  5. Are versatile - try them oven-roasted, steamed, saute´ed, candied, boiled, grilled or sliced for cold salads. Even frozen counts!

Brussels SproutsCaramelized Brussels Sprouts
Serves 4

All you need:

  • 12 to 14 large Brussels sprouts
  • 1 tbsp Hy-Vee Select olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2 tsp Hy-Vee brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped Hy-Vee pecans or Hy-Vee walnuts, toasted
  • Optional: fresh orange juice, minced fresh ginger

All you do:

  1. Slice each Brussels sprout very thinly until you have a mound of feathery Brussels sprout ribbons.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet; saute´ the garlic for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the Brussels sprouts and continue saute´ing for another 4-5 minutes, until bright green and tender.
  4. Add sea salt and brown sugar and toss together. Finish by adding toasted nuts. Optional: squeeze a few tablespoons of fresh orange juice over dish or add some minced fresh ginger for some extra heat.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 110 calories, 8g fat, 1g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 15mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 4g sugar, 3g protein.

Daily values: 8% vitamin A, 80% vitamin C, 4% calcium, 6% iron.

Source: Hy-Vee dietitians.

The information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.

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