Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Bacon

Brussels Sprouts are delicious but in my opinion they are only delicious when they’re roasted. Here is a simple and quick recipe for a paleo side dish.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots

Ingredients:
20 Brussel Sprouts  washed and halved
10 strips of bacon
4 small shallots thinly and evenly sliced
1 1/2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
Sea Salt
Black Pepper

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Put brussel sprouts salt pepper and a bit of olive oil in a bowl and toss. Place in baking dish and roast for roughly 15-20 minutes. (until edges are brownish and glassy)
Fry the bacon until crispy. Drain and chop.
Fry shallots in bacon fat until light brown and caramelized.
Toss with roasted brussel sprouts and enjoy!

Recipe and Photo from Australianfood.about.com

From HowStuff Works.com

          Health Benefits of Brussels Sprouts

No one knows the origin of Brussels sprouts, though it’s logical to assume they originated in Belgium. Like nearly all vegetables, Brussels sprouts are naturally low in fat and calories.

But unlike most vegetables, Brussels sprouts are rather high in protein, accounting for more than a quarter of their calories. Brussels sprouts are loaded with vitamin A, folacin, potassium, calcium. They have 3-5 grams of fiber per cup, and at 25 calories per 1/2 cup cooked, they give us a reason to eat them more often. Brussels sprouts are one of those foods that will fill you up, without filling you out.
Health Benefits of
Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are very high in fiber, and they belong to the disease-fighting cabbage family. Indeed, they look like miniature cabbages. Like broccoli and cabbage — fellow cruciferous vegetables — Brussels sprouts may protect against cancer
with their indole, a phytochemical.

Brussels sprouts are also particularly rich in vitamin C, another anti-cancer agent. Whether you choose them for their healthiness or because you love Brussels sprouts, one thing is certain: You will be getting a good-for-the-body food that is high in protein and low in fat and calories.

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