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Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
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  raw brussels Brussels sprouts don’t normally elicit a positive reaction from many people, which is what our dietitians love about them! We get the chance every fall and winter season to cook up more yummy recipes featuring Brussels sprouts. And every season, these recipes convert more and more people into Brussels sprouts lovers! Take, for example, this super simple recipe below for Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon. It’s savory, hearty, crunchy and fresh all at once, and we have yet to meet someone who’s turned these glazed Brussels down. Still not sold? Try it for yourself! brussels 1 Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • ½ Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ⅛ tsp. black pepper
  • 4 strips turkey bacon, cooked and diced

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Add the Brussels sprouts to the balsamic mixture and toss them until they are completely coated.
  4. Pour the Brussels sprouts out on to the baking sheet in a single layer and place them on the middle rack of the oven.
  5. Roast the Brussels sprouts for 30-35 minutes.
  6. Pour the Brussels sprouts into a serving dish and toss them together with the cooked and diced bacon.

brussels 2 Why is it so important to us that people become Brussels sprouts fans? These veggies are full of fiber and vitamin C, making them a nutritious addition to any meal! Whole Brussels sprouts can be refrigerated in a plastic bag for up to one week, while cut Brussels sprouts need to be cooked immediately. As with all veggies, Brussels sprouts need to be washed thoroughly before cooking. After washing, remove the stems and outer bruised leaves. From there, you can halve or quarter the Brussels sprouts, or keep ‘em whole, leaving them ready to roast, steam, microwave, boil, blanch, bake, grill, or sauté!

  Have a question about nutrition? Our Mealtime Mentors would love to help! Reach out at AskFestivalDietitians.com or find them on Facebook,Instagram and Twitter. FVMM  

Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice. Health information changes frequently as research constantly evolves. You should not rely on any information gathered here as a substitute for consultation with medical professionals. Information may not be reproduced without permission from Festival Foods. We strongly encourage guests to review the ingredient lists of suggested products before purchasing to ensure they meet individual dietary needs. All products not available at all Festival locations.

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