Brussels Sprouts
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I decided to increase my intake of vegetables, both quantity and variety wise…  I also want to try new ways to make them.  I have always eaten LOTS of fruits!!!  I find they are easy to eat, you just grab and eat most of the time…. some might need pealing but still… no cooking required and you can carry them around easily.  Fruits are great because they have great sugar for your brain and the perfect ratio of fibers to water.  They also digest quite easily and they are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants!

However, we still need lots of vegetables.  I used to be the kind to have the obvious… bell peppers, carrots, celery, cucumber, tomatoes, mushrooms, beets and corn.  Occasionally, I would have cauliflower and broccoli.  Juicing I added green leaf vegetables and ended up adding spinach and kale into juice, smoothies and soup!

Now I want to try more of a variety.  I am starting to look for recipes on how to make vegetables differently and this is the perfect season to do so.  There are so many availalable now and for a cheap price!  So over the next few weeks, you may get quite a few recipes on vegetables…

One that is really good for you but that I never like is brussels sprouts.  So I decided to break the ice with this one…  This food is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol.  It is also a good source of Thiamin, Riboflavin, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium and Manganese. And it has a glycemic index of 1!!!  Amazing!!!

I asked around and was told many ways to make it.  Mixing up the suggestions, I came up with  something last night and it was great.

You actually slice it up, throw it in a pan where you have olive oil and garlic already warm (garlic could start to brown), add salt and pepper to taste and balsamic vinegar!!!! Cook to your liking, preferably still crunchy!

It was amazing!!!!

You can actually also eat it RAW!!! It tastes llike cabbage a little… Never thought of THAT!

So now you can have your vegetables and eat them, too, because I will give you great recipe to cook them without overcooking or boiling! Enjoy!

You can read more on brussel sprouts here:
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2363/2#ixzz2eP7Ir3Zx

love and peace,
nathalie
xox
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