Making Brussels Sprouts Yummy

Want to add more veggies into your diet but struggle to break out of the common choices. Try Brussels sprouts in this easy and quick recipe.

I am not a great cook, I’m good when I want to be, but honestly my mind is usually somewhere else and following recipes is really, really hard for me. Any distraction – 3 kids, the dog, a friend, a flower – and boom, we are having “blackened” food again … usually without the Cajan part. So I started making my food simple. Really simple. I wanted healthy and easy.

I love vegetables. I really like them. So much that my older cousins used to call me vegetable when I would chose the celery over Grandma’s cookies. I have never been much of a sweet eater. I prefer salty and bitter flavors. It should be no surprise that I might find brussels sprouts a good idea.

I often eat them for breakfast, but this easy recipe makes a great side dish too.

  1. Chop your Brussels sprouts into bite sized pieces and trim the tough parts. I like mine to be cut so some of leaves come off while cooking. They get nice and crispy.
  2. Heat up some bacon grease in a frying pan
  3. When it is hot, add your Brussels sprouts. Cook until they soften, but not too much. I like to have some crisp outside leaves and a little brown on the cut sides. I do not like them soggy. They should still have some form when you eat them. Maybe not “crunchy” but not soggy.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste

These go great with eggs, kale, steak, hamburgers, chicken, fish – with pretty much anything.

At least I think so. Enjoy.

Why Eating Carbs is Important – How To Choose Good Carbs In A Balanced Diet

Are you fighting carbs? Please don’t. Our bodies need carbs, they are the backbone of our fuel source, however carbs come in varieties.

When choosing foods look for complex carbohydrates. These are things like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, brown and wild rice, and some cereals. When choosing breads look for fiber content, make sure that a slice has at least two or more grams of fiber. This helps ensure you are eating true whole grains and not one that has been colored to look like wheat. When choosing cereals look again for whole grains, but watch your sugar counts, aim for food with less sugar. Limiting our intake of simple carbs is an excellent idea. Please, read food labels and nourish your body with the complex carbohydrate fuel that it relies on for energy.

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Here are some ideas on good carb choices:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Whole Wheat Breads
  • Brown Rice
  • Whole Grains
  • Cereals
  • Beans