You don’t hate Brussels sprouts. No really, you don’t. Most likely, you’ve simply never had them prepared properly. Liz to the rescue. Solution? Bacon. Did you know that a cooked slice of bacon is only 43 calories? Those are 43 delicious calories and this recipe is the perfect way to make them go a long way. If you’re still not convinced Brussels sprouts are worthy of your dinner plate, let me tell you why I think they should be.
- Prevent Cancer: Brussels provide a special combination of 4 different cancer fighting components. In fact, they contain higher levels of glucosinolate (cancer fighter) than kale, broccoli, cabbage or cauliflower.
- Good source of Vitamin A, C, Potassium, Folate, Iron and Fiber.
- Reduced Cholesterol: Sprouts prevent the secretion of a natural LDL (bad cholesterol) provider in blood.
- Anti-Inflammatory Compounds
- Excellent source of Folic Acid, an essential vitamin for the proper development of neural tube in babies.
Did I mention there is bacon in this recipe?
Your fork is waiting.
Brussels and Bacon
Brussels and Bacon is the perfect side dish for any meal.
Course: Entree, Side Dish
Calories: 90 kcal
- 2 slices bacon diced
- 1 medium onion diced
- 30 Brussels sprouts trimmed and quartered
- ½ c chicken broth low sodium
- 2 tbs fresh lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat a large saute pan over medium high and spray with non-stick spray.
Cook bacon pieces in pan until crispy then remove with slotted spoon and place on plate with paper towel.
Add diced onion and saute in reserved bacon fat for 2-3 minutes or until tender.
Add quartered brussels to the pan and saute additional 4 minutes, stiring frequently.
Pour chicken broth into pan and bring to a boil. Simmer 10 minutes or until brussels are tender. Add more broth if needed.
Toss with reserved bacon and fresh lemon juice before serving.
Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed.
Brussels and Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 16
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.8g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 605mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 15.6g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4.5g 18%
Protein 7.2g 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.