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Recipe: Brussel Sprout Casserole


First, let me start off saying that this recipe is amazing! Loaded with vitamin C and potassium, while packing in 3g of protein and fiber per cup of brussel sprouts, this is a easy way to make veggies yummy! My sweet friend shared this at a cookout, and I was blown away by how good brussel sprouts can taste, so for all you non-veggie lovers, you gotta give this one a try! I slightly tweaked the original recipe from substituting fat free half and half instead of heavy whipping cream and Italian bread crumbs to plain (with added italian seasoning) to cut down on the fat and sodium content, making it more nutritious. Hope you enjoy!


Ingredients:

- 1 bag brussel sprouts

- 1/2 cup bread crumbs

- 1/2 cup fat free 1/2 and 1/2

- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

- Drizzle of olive oil or garlic dipping oil (my favorite)

- Seasonings include: basil, onion powder, oregano, garlic powder, black pepper, parsley


Instructions:

1) Wash and cut off ends of each brussel sprout.

2) Boil brussels in water to soften, 5-10 min, you want them slightly hard to fork.

3) While boiling, prepare seasonings. I used 1 tsp of each, but you could adjust more or less of one based on personal preference.

4) Drain brussels and add seasonings.

5) Drizzle with olive oil and top with breadcrumbs and cheese.

6) Bake on 350 deg. for 25-30 min or until browned and bubbly.


***See pictures below, scroll right for more details!




Side note:

- Any recipe that calls for heavy whipping cream, you can substitute half and half, to decrease the amount of fat.

- Any recipe that calls for garlic salt, try garlic powder. Any "powder" version has no sodium.

- Any recipe that calls for butter, if appropriate, try olive oil. Especially with veggies!! Remember, anything solid at room temperature contains saturated fat that is hard on our hearts, but anything liquid, aka, olive oil, is happy on our hearts!

- Any recipe that calls for Italian bread crumbs, use plain and add dry Italian seasoning. Italian bread crumbs are loaded with sodium....simple substitutions can make a world of difference on our hearts!


Enjoy....and Remember....EAT TO NOURISH!!

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