If you're not on the Brussels sprout bandwagon yet, you should! Now a staple on restaurant menus and dinner tables everywhere, it's time to finally fall in love with the veggie you refused to eat as a kid
Shredded Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon and Pecorino
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Let's be honest, fibrous kale and dense Brussels sprouts can be difficult to break down in their natural state—not so fun to eat. But this Shredded Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon and Pecorino transforms the green veggies by shredding them, then adding crispy turkey bacon, nutty Pecorino cheese, and a light homemade dressing that brings the bowl together. Told you this veggie didn't look the same anymore!
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Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots
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Tart and sweet come together in this colorful mix of Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots. Carrots and sprouts cook at the same speed and at the same temperature, making things just as easy as they are delicious. Coated with maple syrup and balsamic vinegar, the veggies come out crunchy, sweet, and savory. Tart dried cranberries add a fun chewy element. (P.S. Brussels are one of the Ugly Foods You Should Be Eating.)
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Warm Quinoa Brussels Sprouts Salad
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Get ready to leave the table feeling completely satisfied. This Warm Quinoa Brussels Sprouts Salad is filled with texture and overflowing with nutrients thanks to protein-packed red quinoa, hearty winter squash, crunchy heart-healthy walnuts, and more.
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Chicken, Sweet Potato, Apples, Brussels Sprouts Skillet
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Any dish that ends up in one pan (one pot, one bowl) at the end of the cooking process is A-OK by us. This Chicken, Sweet Potato, Apples, Brussels Sprouts Skillet recipe is just the kind of weeknight meal that feels (yes, food gives you feels) and tastes like it took much longer to make than it actually did.
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Honey Sriracha Roasted Brussels Sprouts
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Brussels sprouts get a sweet and spicy upgrade with this Honey Sriracha glaze that just gets better with every bite. You probably have all these ingredients on hand already—don't try to pretend you don't put sriracha on practically everything. (Love the spice? Check out these 10 Sriracha-Flavored Snacks.)
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Brussels Sprouts Chips
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You've done the kale chips thing, and while you're still a big fan, it might be time for something new. Enter these Brussels Sprouts Chips, which are basically an excuse to eat the crunchy, dark leaves—arguably the best part of the veggie.
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Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Roasted Brussels Sprouts
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Cut down the fat and calories from your favorite loaded pasta dish with this Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe, which nixes the creamy sauce and upping the flavor with other smart ingredients like chicken sausage and you're new favorite veggie—the Brussels sprout. It's going to be hard not to have like three servings, sorry.
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Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad with Creamy Shallot Dressing
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Normally when you hear the word creamy, you think, "ugh, that doesn't fit into my healthy eating plan!"—not this time. This Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad with Creamy Shallot Dressing gets its creamy consistency from Greek yogurt, shallot, honey, and citrus juices. It tops a mix of chopped Brussels sprouts, bacon (you can use turkey bacon or reduce the amount), and pomegranate arils for a crunchy, savory bite on every fork.
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Asian Brussels Sprout Slaw with Carrots and Almonds
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In perhaps one of the most creative ways to use Brussels sprouts, this shredded Asian Brussels Sprout Slaw with Carrots and Almonds makes for a tasty Asian slaw. It's totally mayo-free and instead uses a honey-soy dressing that lends itself perfectly with the crunchy almonds and sesame seeds. (See 10 Totally Surprising Ways to Cook with Seeds.)
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Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Brown Rice
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Sometimes you want greens, but a salad just isn't cutting it. This Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Brown Rice recipe fulfills your cravings and fills your tummy with whole grains and nutrients that taste as good as they look. With just a drizzle of olive oil, some lemon zest, garlic, and pepper, the ingredients are the star of this dish, and we'd have it no other way.
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