Enjoy Brussels sprouts now while they're at their peak of this season, are the least expensive, and have the best flavor.
Why should you add Brussels sprouts to your diet?
Brussels sprouts are members of the cruciferous family of vegetables and are closely related to cabbage as well as kale, collard greens and broccoli. Like their cousins, Brussels sprouts contain phytonutrients that help our body to promote the production of enzymes involved in detoxification. Detoxed body = flawless skin.
1 cup of Brussels Sprouts offers a whopping 243% of Vitamin K and 130% of Vitamin C (based on the daily recommended dose). Vitamin K is a fabulous ally in removing dark circles, red capillaries and helping to healing rosacea and inflamed skin. Vitamin C is our collagen builder.
8 cups brussels sprouts
4 cups red grapes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
⅔ cups walnuts, toasted** and coarsely chopped
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2. In a small mixing bowl combine balsamic, olive oil, and spices/herbs. Stir until combined.
3. On a lined baking sheet, evenly spread brussels sprouts, grapes and chopped nuts.
4. Pour the liquid mixture on the baking sheet, covering all the ingredients.
5. Using a spoon or your hands make sure everything is coated in the liquid mixture.
6. Bake for 45 minutes- or until brussels sprouts and grapes are soft and blistered.
7.Garnish with more fresh thyme as needed.
OPTIONAL : Sprinkle more chopped walnuts on top