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Brussels sprouts are an excellent vegetable to serve with your holiday meals! They’re delicious by themselves, roasted with other veggies or added to salads.

Pick up some Brussels sprouts today! 

What’s so great about Brussels sprouts?

  • They’re high in antioxidants
  • They are an excellent source of vitamin C and folate
  • Brussels sprouts are fat-free and low in calories

What’s the best way to eat Brussels sprouts?

  • Add them to veggie kabobs on the grill
  • Roast in the oven with olive oil, lemon juice and parmesan cheese
  • Halve the sprouts, steam and dust with parmesan cheese
  • Chop or thinly shave raw sprouts into salads
 

 

Selection & Preparation

  1. Select firm, bright green sprouts. Buy them on the stalk if you can.
  2. Store your sprouts in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for one week. 
  3. Wash sprouts in cold water, or soak in cold water if desired. Peel off any loose or discolored leaves. 
  4. Sauté, roast, boil, steam, bake or add to casseroles and stir-fry meals. 
 

Background image: POM Brussels Sprouts Recipe 308 BGC

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples

Recipe from fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped apples
  • 8 oz fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons fresh thyme, minced (or ½ tsp dried thyme)
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoons black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine apples and Brussels sprouts in an 11 x 17 inch baking dish. Add apple cider, olive oil, thyme, salt and pepper. Toss well to coat.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes or until sprouts are tender. 

Makes 2 servings.

Nutrition information per serving

  • Calories: 110
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 4g