I was at a restaurant recently that had some of the BEST Brussel sprouts that had ever entered my mouth. My determination kicked in and I set out to create a Keto Brussel sprouts version. I think it's safe to say that these are remarkably close to the version I had in that restaurant. These keto Brussel sprouts are going to be slightly browned, sweet & sassy, with a lovely vinegar bite right at the end. You won't be disappointed with these!
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Once upon a time I used to hate Brussel Sprouts! I'm pretty sure that it was mostly a mental thing, not a taste thing; but regardless I would not eat them. Now, I sort of wonder at my insanity, because when these little things are made correctly they are extraordinary! Eat them sweet or savory; there is no right or wrong way! Keto Brussel Sprouts are an excellent option as a side dish for practically any meal.
What do Brussel Sprouts Taste Like?
What I didn't realize when I 'hated' Brussel sprouts was that they taste quite similar to vegetables that I know and love. I like to tell my three year old that Brussel sprouts are a combination of broccoli and cauliflower. Those are two vegetables he loves, yet the kid still turns his nose up at Brussel sprouts, I supposed I'll keep working on my convincing skills!
Honestly, the texture is different, but I think these keto Brussel sprouts taste like a very yummy combination of a broccoli and cauliflower flavor.
Are Brussel Sprouts Good for you?
Brussel Sprouts are not only delicious, but they also have some amazing benefits! Only one cup contains 25% of the vitamin C that we need per day. They are also high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The vitamin C and vitamin K may reduce or help combat cancer. Needless to say, they are certainly good for you!
You can find out more about the health benefits of Brussel sprouts by visiting Health Line.
Are Brussels Sprouts High in Carbs?
These little circle vegetables are not going to be super high in carbs. They contain about 4 grams of digestible carbs per serving, but remember if you are following a Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle, we do not count the carbohydrates in vegetables. For those following the THM lifestyle these would be considered a THM-S recipe. You can find other fantastic THM side dishes from the Healing Home blog by following this link.
How to Prepare Keto Brussel Sprouts
I have a confession to make. Sometimes I forget to wash my fruits and vegetables. The last couple times I have made these Keto Brussel Sprouts, it was not until we were sitting down to eat them that I remembered they had not been washed! It's probably a good idea to wash your produce, so do what I say, not what I do!
Besides washing these, you will need to chomp the Brussel sprouts and then add the remaining ingredients. I especially like to keep my side dishes simple and easy to create!
If you have never used Swerve Brown sugar before, it is a stevia based brown sugar that occasionally can be used on the Trim Healthy Mama plan.
Using Chomps in the Keto Brussel Sprouts
When I was experimenting with this recipe I ran out of bacon bites. My thought was just to make without once or twice, and then I had an idea, what about Chomps? It must have been a stroke of genius, because utilizing Chomps in these is AMAZING! The flavor that I recommend using is the Italian flavor, which I think comes very close to tasting like bacon!
How to Cook Brussel Sprouts in the Oven
Don't set the oven below 425 degrees! This is one of the secrets to getting perfectly cooked Keto Brussel Sprouts. You want that oven nice and hot before you put them in.
Oven cook times will vary according to the oven, but you will want to start with 15 minutes and then increase the time if the Brussel Sprouts are not starting to brown around the edges.
Once they come out let them cool for just a bit and then dive in and enjoy!
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