The Veggie I Cannot Live Without

“Brussel sprouts are misunderstood – probably because most people don’t know how to cook them properly.” – Todd English

Hi Three to Five Tribe! I have recently developed a new obsession for Brussel Sprouts. For my entire life (thus far), I never enjoyed them, particularly their smell when cooking. However, I have a new found appreciation for these little guys and quite frankly I cannot get enough of them! Besides being ridiculously inexpensive (99 cents for a 1 lb. bag frozen or $2-3 for a fresh bag) they are absolutely effortless to make and are a delicious side dish that go with pretty much any meal.

Charred Brussel Sprouts

* Shoutout to my neighbor and good friend, Kelley, who taught me how easy Brussel sprouts are to make. Take a look for yourself below!

#1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
#2 Rinse Brussel Sprouts in cool water. Food for Thought: 1 serving of Brussel Sprouts is 8 individual Brussels.
#3 Chop off any excess stock at the bottom of the Brussels then slice each Brussel Sprout in half.
#4 Drizzle 1-2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on top of the Brussels and sprinkle with sea salt and fresh ground pepper or any other season of your choice if you feel like getting creative.
#5 Place Brussels on baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes flip each individual Brussel and bake for another 15 minutes or until each side is golden brown.

Bonus Step: Add crispy pan fried bacon and roasted walnuts for added texture and crunch! (Shout out to Daddy-O for this additional nugget of culinary knowledge).

That’s it! Easy peasy peeps. Now go whip up a tray for your Sunday side and start your week out right with a batch of Brussels.

Live Healthy, Happy & Fabulously,

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