Every now and then, we all need a little BS in our lives. Heck, it’s good for you. Really good, in fact.
Yes, of course, we are talking about Brussels sprouts. This week our F U E L E D F R I D A Y recipe is a simple goodie – roasted Brussels sprouts.
You know, Brussels sprouts sometimes get a bad rap, for a myriad of reasons. Insert fart joke here. Yes, they can be quite notorious for causing gas. BUT, most people can eat these little vegetable treasures just fine. And if you can, you should. Brussels sprouts are one of the world’s healthiest foods. Packed with Vitamin C and K, Brussels sprouts can help lower the level of the “bad” cholesterol, as well as inhibit DNA damage that can lead to cancer. Plus, they have protein, iron, and potassium. I mean, #winning!
It is rather easy to make Brussels sprouts taste delicious. You just need a few basic ingredients and a hot oven, and voila! So, let’s get started.
First, when shopping for Brussels sprouts, pick the bright green ones that are firmly packed. Once you’ve selected your batch, wash and cut into halves.
Next, throw your sprouts on a baking pan and drizzle with some high quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar (you can even use flavored balsamic). Add a little salt and pepper and you are done. It is really that easy.
Throw into a pre-heated oven at 400-450 degrees for 25-40 min (depending on how sweet/crunchy/charred you like them).
Generally, the longer the roast, the sweeter the sprout. We like to go with 450 degrees for 30 min or so (and we like them a little blackened with that crisp).
Once they have been roasted to your liking, take them out of the oven and let cool for a few minutes before you enjoy these delicious veggie nuggets. This recipe is just so super simple and your body will be thankful for the nutritious-deliciousness!
Veg / V / GF / Paleo
- the rabbit crew