During National Nutrition Month in March (and all throughout the spring and summer), it's worth getting a little closer to a gloriously green vegetable that's gotten a bad rap for far too long.
Brussels sprouts, a cruciferous veggie, are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, soluble fiber and foliate, as Alyssa Burnison, MS, RD, LN, of ProfilePlan.com, recently told Fox News Digital for an article about some of the best vegetables for your health.
Here's a quick, clear rundown of the positive properties of Brussels sprouts.
They’re rich in antioxidants.
They’re loaded with nutrients.
They’re packed with Vitamins A, C, and K.
They’re high in fiber.
They can lower cholesterol.
They can protect against cancer.
They're low in calories.
Brussels sprouts can also be delicious (if prepared properly!).
This recipe for Brussels sprouts includes cinnamon, which is very good for you.
Bottom line: This original, easy-to-prepare stovetop recipe might have you giving Brussels sprouts another look — and another and another and another …
8-10 fresh Brussels sprouts, sliced thin, ends discarded
Extra virgin olive oil
Goya’s Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning
(Optional: chopped celery; chopped broccoli; chopped onions; chopped apple)
Completely cover the bottom of a coated frying pan with extra virgin olive oil, heat on high.
Add Brussels sprout slices and begin stirring. (If using celery, broccoli or onions, add here.)
Sprinkle on breadcrumbs as desired; continue stirring.
Add dash of Adobo as desired.
Add dash of cinnamon as desired.
Continue stirring; lower heat.
Add more olive oil and breadcrumbs as desired. Keep turning sprouts in pan.
(If using apple, add here.)
Food should be sizzling and slightly browned (from start to finish) within 3-5 minutes.
(Do not overcook!)
Remove from heat; serve promptly.
Note: Adding chopped tomatoes, even ground beef to this recipe makes for a really hearty meal.
Frying an egg with the ingredients (in the same pan) also works really well.
Also, feel free to toss on any micro-greens you might have in the frig; they make a nice addition.