Welcome to the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up! Today I am sharing one of my all time favorite side dishes, Roasted Brussels Sprouts. Ahhh, Brussels Sprouts: People seem to love them or hate them! My husband was in the latter camp after growing up eating boiled sprouts. So, the first time I said I was making them, he was less than excited. However, I convinced him to give the Roasted Brussels Sprouts a try. He loved them and could not get over what a different taste they have when they are prepared this way. They have a nutty flavor, caramelized texture, and are delicious with a little butter & lemon juice. Now, he asks for them frequently, and a real bonus is that my kids also love them!
Here is what you will need for this simple side dish:
-3 Cups (approx. 2 lbs) of fresh Brussels Sprouts
-1 1/2 Tbsp of Coconut Oil or Olive Oil
-3 Tbsp of Water
-Ground Black Pepper
-1 tsp of Lemon Juice
-1 Tbsp of Butter
1. Place oven rack in upper 1/3 of oven and preheat to 450 degrees
2. Trim off bottoms of Brussels Sprouts and cut in half, then rinse with water.
3. Spray rimmed baking sheet with olive oil spray or rub with olive oil
4. Spread Brussels Sprouts on sheet and place 3 Tbsp of water over them
5. Sprinkle with Sea Salt and Black Pepper as desired
6. Cover with aluminum foil and seal the edges
7. Place in oven for 10 minutes (this will steam the sprouts)
8. Take out of oven and remove foil, then toss the Brussels Sprouts with 1 1/2 Tbsp of Coconut Oil (it will be solid, but will melt as you toss the sprouts). Leave foil off pan.
9. Place them back in the oven for approximately 15 minutes, stir once during this time. Remove the Brussels sprouts when they have started to brown a little.
10. Toss with 1 Tbsp of Butter (more if you like!) and 1 tsp of Lemon Juice.
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