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Heart-Warming Brussels Sprouts

Heart-Warming Brussels Sprouts

  • Ready In 30 minutes
  • Serves 4

This week, we are featuring a comforting side dish from my friend and colleague, Dr. Deanna Minich. Dr. Minich is the author of Whole Detox, and she offers a unique and powerful way of healing the mind, body and spirit. This warm, nurturing dish features one of my favorite veggies – Brussels sprouts – which are rich in many nutrients including vitamins C and K, some B vitamins and more. Serve it up with your favorite protein. Click here to view the PDF version. 

  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, washed, trimmed and cut in half

  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and chopped

  • 1 tablespoon ghee

  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Step 1

Place a steamer basket in a large pot with a lid and fill with water until it reaches the bottom of the basket.  Place the pot on the stove and bring the water to a boil.  Add the Brussels sprouts to the pot, cover and steam for 2 to 3 minutes or until bright green and fork tender.

Step 2

In a large skillet, warm the ghee over medium-high heat.  Add the onions and sauté until they become translucent.

Step 3

Add the steamed Brussels sprouts and toss with the onions.  Sprinkle with the salt and pepper to taste, and continue to cook on medium-high heat until the Brussels sprouts turn slightly brown, about 4-5 minutes.

Step 4

Remove from heat and serve.

Nutritional analysis per serving (1 cup)

calories 101 • fat 5 g • saturated fat 2 g • fiber 5 g • protein 4 g • carbohydrate 14 g • sodium 34 mg

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