It’s the time of the year when Brussels sprouts are at their peak, and my three kids and I really like them! As you know, Bacon makes anything taste better, so these Brussels Sprouts with Bacon are at the top of our Brussels sprout side dish list. This recipe is a great side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays or anytime during the week. Brussels sprouts only have 28 calories in a 1/2 cup. They are a good source of fiber and low in carbohydrates (only 6 grams in 1/4 cup). Brussels sprouts provide you with 20 essential vitamins and minerals. A ½ cup serving provides 48 mg of vitamin C, and 604 IU of vitamin A, which supports healthy eyesight. Brussels sprouts provide more than a day’s worth of vitamin K for men, and 91 percent of the daily value for women which may help strengthen your bones. Brussels sprouts, along with other cruciferous vegetables, contain isothiocyanates, which helps prevent cancer and also may reduce your risk of heart attack.
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
111/2 lb. fresh Brussels spouts, trimmed and halved
1/2 small red onion, diced
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. On a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray, toss the Brussels sprouts and onion with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally. Top with bacon and serve immediately.