This recipe is probably one of my favorites, and not only because it contains bacon (although bacon is mouth-watering) but because of Brussels sprouts.
Health Benefits of Brussels Sprouts
If you don’t consume these regularly by now, then you should know what you’ve been missing on. Brussels sprouts can help you with the following:
- Lose weight quicker – because it’s low on calories and high in fiber
- Have a stronger heart and bones – it’s rich in vitamin K which helps prevent blood clots and strengthen bones
- Protects against cancer – Brussels sprouts contain antioxidants that destroy cancer and reduce inflammation in the body
- Relieves constipation – the amount of fiber and other essential nutrients helps your digestive system function properly
And let’s not forget about tomatoes which are a nutrient powerhouse.
But let’s get to cooking:
2nd Healthy Christmas Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Tomatoes
- 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, cut in half
- 1 pint tomatoes, diced
- 1 tsp minced garlic (or 2 garlic cloves, minced)
- 3 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- sprinkling of salt and fresh ground black pepper
- 8 slices bacon, cut into 1″ or smaller pieces
- ½ cup onion, diced
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking pan with foil; set aside.
- In a large bowl, add brussels sprouts, grape tomatoes, minced garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper.
- With a large spoon, mix contents around in the bowl to make sure the brussels sprouts and tomatoes are generously coated with olive oil.
- Gently pour the contents of the bowl onto the lined baking pan. Spread out evenly so that the heat can penetrate the sides of each brussels sprout and tomato.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and gently turn so that they brown evenly. Return to oven and bake for another 15 minutes.
- In the meantime, in a large skillet on low-medium heat, cook bacon and onions until desired crispness. I cooked mine for about 10-12 minutes.
- After the bacon is done, place on a plate lined with paper towels to remove some of the grease; set aside.
- Remove brussels sprouts and tomatoes from oven and add bacon and onion mixture to top of brussels sprouts and tomatoes.
- Return to oven and cook an additional 5 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes before serving.
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Missed the first recipe? Don’t worry, you can access it by clicking here -> Baked Pears – Healthy Christmas Recipe Nr. 1
Also, stay tuned on Healthy Day Today for new and exciting healthy recipes for your Christmas dinner.
To your health!