Heart-Warming Brussels Sprouts

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
  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.

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

  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.

  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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