5 Reasons To Eat Brussels Sprouts
- Provide nearly all your daily needs for vitamin K, which is essential for blood clotting and bone health.
- Contain cancer-protecting compounds, as do all cruciferous vegetables, one of which is Brussels sprouts.
- Provide glucosinolates, which stimulates the body’s natural detoxification system.
- Is an excellent source of vitamin C, important to help maintain a healthy immune system.
- Are versatile - try them oven-roasted, steamed, saute´ed, candied, boiled, grilled or sliced for cold salads. Even frozen counts!
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
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:
- Slice each Brussels sprout very thinly until you have a mound of feathery Brussels sprout ribbons.
- Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet; saute´ the garlic for 30 seconds.
- Add the Brussels sprouts and continue saute´ing for another 4-5 minutes, until bright green and tender.
- 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.