Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Garlic and Lemon



There is still time to love your Brussels sprouts this spring. This simple recipe makes for a great side dish for chicken or fish. Serve alongside a fresh salad and you'll create a high fibre meal that is good for your waistline.



Brussels sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable from the Brassica family. They are low in calories and high in nutrients, including vitamins A and C. They also contain sulfur compounds, which are beneficial in preventing cancer.


Brussels sprouts also contain the fat-soluble bone-loving vitamin K (helps with calcium uptake into the bone).


If you have any sort of suspected thyroid issue, I recommend you always cook Brussels sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables so that you minimize the goitrogens in them (goitrogens require more iodine to metabolize).


Serves 4


Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts (washed, ends removed, halved)

  • 2-3 cloves of garlic (minced)

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • dash salt and pepper

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 400F.

  • In a bowl toss sprouts with garlic, oil, and lemon juice. Spread on a baking tray and season with salt and pepper.

  • Bake for about 15 minutes. Toss.

  • Bake for another 10 minutes.

  • Serve and Enjoy!

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