Despite them not being at the top of everyone’s grocery list, I’d have to say that brussel sprouts are one of my absolute favorite veggies. I truly believe the reason that most people feel as though they don’t like the taste of certain vegetables, like brussel sprouts, are because they’re not preparing them properly. I see people simply steaming, and not seasoning, their vegetables and expecting them to taste as good as the meat that they spent days marinating.
In order to live a healthy and balanced life, you have to eat a certain amount of vegetables in order to get the key nutrients your body needs, such as potassium, Vitamins K and C, and, folate. Vegetables also aid in weight loss as they are naturally low in fat and calories. An easy way to partake in all of the goodness that vegetables have to offer is to preparing them in a way that makes them taste good. There are various ways to prepare vegetables such as steaming, baking or even sauteing. And there are various ways to spruce up the taste of vegetables such as cooking with fresh garlic/onion, onion/garlic powder, sea/himalayan salt, pepper, lemon/lime, fruits, etc.
Some of the best vegetables for you, packed with nutrients and low in calories are: broccoli, brussel sprouts, spinach, green beans, green peas, kale, carrots, and, asparagus.
To help get you started on your journey to enjoying more vegetables or switching it up from your normal routine, below I’ve shared my simple yet delicious recipe for preparing a quick plate of brussel sprouts.
Brussel Sprouts Recipe:
Purchase your brussel sprouts, either frozen or fresh, clean them and cut them in half. Blanch them for 1-2 minutes. Remove the brussel sprouts, put them on a baking pan, and season with different spices such as black pepper, onion powder, use fresh garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. After mixing and evenly distributing the seasonings, place in the oven for 15 minutes on 350 degrees.
*things to note: Though it is encouraged to purchase organic vegetables, purchasing frozen or fresh vegetables is fine. Additionally, most recipes come with a set of suggested measurements, I do not follow that, I cook with more of a feeling than of actual measurements. ENJOY!