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Brussels Sprouts: There’s a lot to love about the most-hated vegetable in America

March 11, 2014
By Katie Wilhelmi RD, LD , The Journal

According to a 2008 research study by Heinz, Brussels sprouts are the most-hated vegetable in America. I am not one that hates these cabbage-like vegetables, and I hopeyou aren't either. Brussels sprouts are one of the most powerful foods in fighting disease and providing nutrients.

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Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

Serves 4

All you need:

12-14 large Brussels sprouts

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

pinch sea salt

2 tsp brown ugar1/4 cup roughly chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted

All you do:

1. Slice each Brussels sprout very thinly into Brussels sprout ribbons.

2. Heat the olive oil over medium-high in a large skillet and saut the garlic for 30 seconds.

3. Add the Brussels sprouts and continue sauting for another 4-5 minutes, until bright green and tender.

4. Add sea salt and brown sugar and toss together. Finish by adding toasted nuts.



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