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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Nutrition Fact:  Brussels sprouts are a cool-weather vegetable, so perfect for holiday gatherings! The balsamic vinegar caramelizes at the high temperature, and the touch of sweetness from the maple syrup helps balance the bitterness of the vegetable. Brussels sprouts, a member of the cruciferous family, are rich in fiber and may offer anti-cancer benefits. Other vegetables in this family include cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. Aim to include 2-3 servings of cruciferous vegetables per week.

Prep: 10 min

Cook: 20-25 min

Makes: 8-10 Servings

Ingredients

2 pounds Brussels sprouts, washed and halved

2 tbsp. vegetable oil

2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

1.5 tbsp. honey, maple syrup, or Agave

½ tsp. each salt and pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash Brussels sprouts under running water and pat dry with paper towel. Remove stems and slice sprouts in half. Place on a clean baking sheet and cover with aluminum foil. Bake in pre-heated oven for 5-7 minutes.

Carefully remove sprouts from oven and remove foil. Toss with oil, vinegar, and sweetener. Season with salt and pepper and return to oven. Roast, uncovered, for about 15 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Nutrition Information per serving:

Calories: 90cal, Fat: 4g, Carbohydrates: 13g, Sugar: 5g, Fiber: 4g, Sodium: 177mg

Adapted from: http://www.cooksmarts.com/articles/balsamic-roasted-brussels-sprouts-recipe/

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