5.20.2014

Easy Weeknight Brussels Sprouts Recipe

     Unlike most kids, I never turned up my nose to a serving of Brussels sprouts on my plate. It's hard to say if I actually liked them, or if I was just trying to be like my tiny-cabbage-loving dad, but either way, I've grown to really enjoy them. You can roast, steam, or fry them. You can eat them on their own or incorporate them into a number of dishes. But my favorite recipe is just a simple pan-fried version that, from prep to plate, will take you less than 10 minutes. 



To serve 3-4 you'll need: 
-3 Cups Brussels sprouts
-1/2 Lemon 
-1.5 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
-Salt/Pepper to taste 



1. Cut the ends off your sprouts and then slice them in half. 
2. Place EVOO in a medium frying pan and heat to medium/high. 
3. Place Brussels sprouts face down on pan and squeeze lemon juice evenly over sprouts. 
4. Cook for 4-6 minutes, until slightly tender (but still a little crunchy!) 
5. Add salt and pepper to taste. 



     If you didn't like them as a kid, give your grown-up self a chance to try out this nutrient-dense vegetable. Brussels sprouts offer a surprising amount of protein, contain tons of fiber, and are extremely rich in vitamin C. If you're trying to lose a few pounds, Brussels sprouts are a great food choice because their high fiber content will make you feel full after a small serving. If that's not convincing enough, Brussels sprouts have been found to be among the few cancer-fighting foods. So get rid of your childhood conceptions of this widely despised veggie and eat up! 


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