Celebrating the early days of November with one of my all-time favorite vegetables, brussels sprouts! With temperatures reaching the high 70s in Washington, it has felt far from autumn these past few days. I don’t know about you, but November is one of my favorite months of the year. Every year I make the pilgrimage from Washington, DC to Boston, where I am embraced by my wonderful and loving parents, cherished girlfriends from high school and this year, my brother and his wife. Life doesn’t get any better than that!
Aside from all the lovely time with family and friends, we can’t forget the most obvious element of Thanksgiving… the food! This week, I am sharing a recipe for Apple Roasted Brussels Sprouts complete with dried cranberries, maple syrup, cinnamon and creamy yogurt sauce. This easy take on brussels sprouts takes only about 15 minutes from start to finish and is great for anyone who needs to whip up a quick side dish!
Aside from being mouthwateringly delicious, brussels sprouts are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K, while also containing things like folate, manganese, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, choline, copper, vitamin B1, potassium, phosphorus and omega-3 fatty acids. From my table to yours, I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe as much as I do!
Apple Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Time: 15 Minutes
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 pound (4 cups) of brussels sprouts, washed and sliced in half
1/2 a large macintosh apple, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup
2 tablespoon of dried cranberries
A dash of cinnamon
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons of plain 2% yogurt
1. Place the extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet and bring to medium heat. Add the sliced brussels sprouts, chopped apple and allow to cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
2. After a five minutes or so, add the maple syrup, cranberries, cinnamon, salt and pepper and continue to stir until the brussels sprouts start to turn golden.
3. Remove from heat and add the 3 tablespoons of yogurt (vegans can add coconut yogurt or omit!) Mix well until blended and set aside to cool. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
141 calories, 7.5g fat, 17g carbs, 4g fiber, 10g sugar, 4g protein.