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Eat your Brussels Sprouts

by Precision Nutrition on Thursday 20 April 2017

 


Nutritionally, brussels sprouts are small but mighty. 

In addition to fibre, they are an excellent source of vitamin C and K, as well as iron, manganese, folate, and carotenoids. They are also considered a source of antioxidants.

For best results, don’t overcook brussels sprouts: it’s overcooking that is responsible for their sometimes unfavourable reputation. Cooked properly (for example, by roasting or sautéing), brussels sprouts can be downright delicious. 

One cup of brussels sprouts has about 38 calories, 3.0g of protein, 0.3g of fat, 7.9g of carbohydrates, 3.3g of fibre, and 1.9g of sugar. 

RECIPE: CHARRED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH GREEN ONION, DRIED CHILLI, AND LIME

Adding charred brussels sprouts to your meal repertoire is a game changer.

These Brussels sprouts get a kick from the chilli and nice perkiness from the lime - a perfect way to balance the charred smokiness of the sprouts.  

 
Source: Precision Nutrition

Ingredients 

2 cups brussels sprouts, stems removed and cut lengthwise 
1/2 cup onion, cut into slices  
1/4 tsp. salt 
1/2 tsp. chilli flakes 
1 tbsp. coconut oil 
1/2 tsp. olive oil 
2 tbsp. parsley, coarsely chopped 
1/4 fresh lime
black pepper to taste

Instructions


Prep Time: 10 minutes   Cook Time: 10 minutes   

Set a large frying pan over medium-high heat.  In a small bowl, mix together the brussels sprouts, half of the salt, and the olive oil. Pour into the hot pan, turning the sprouts so they are cut-side down in the pan.

Cook the sprouts, not moving them too much, until they get a nice dark caramel colour, about 5 minutes. Add the coconut oil, onions, and chilli and turn the heat to high. Cook, stirring often until the onions get dark and crispy, about 4 minutes. 

Remove from the heat and add the parsley.  Finish with the remaining salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lime. 

*Recipe from our friends at Precision Nutrition.


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