- 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?
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Bacon and Brussels Sprouts
- 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.