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What to Do with Brussels Sprouts – Real Food Basics

Brussels Sprouts are part of the cruciferous ​family of vegetables, along with cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and kale.

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Real Food Basics Week 1 - Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts are one of my top go to vegetables during winter time…and to think I didn’t start liking them until very recently! I even had nightmares about Brussels Sprouts growing up!! (no joke, haha!) The problem was I had only ever tasted overcooked boiled Brussels Sprouts, with NO butter and NO salt or other seasoning. Brussels Sprouts were ALWAYS on the Christmas table each year, and I kept staying FAR away from them even as an adult because of my childhood memories…

Then a few years ago, my sister made a Christmas dish that had fried Brussels Sprouts in it, and I finally gathered enough bravery to try Brussels Sprouts again – this time I actually liked them!! Now I absolutely LOVE Brussels Sprouts and could eat them every day all winter long! 🙂 The reason I’m sharing this story with you is because I know what it feels like to not like a certain vegetable, and to honestly think you could never start liking it…but I also know what it’s like to realize that you don’t hate that vegetable after all…maybe you find out that you really DO like it once you try it cooked a different way. There are so many ways to cook different types of food, the variations are endless!

I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite ways of cooking Brussels Sprouts. Some you may have tried before, some may be new…or maybe you’ve never tried Brussels Sprouts before or think you don’t like them because you’ve like me only ever tried them cooked in one way?

Some facts about Brussels sprouts:

Brussels Sprouts are part of the cruciferous ​family of vegetables, along with cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kale, etc. Brussels Sprouts are high in anti-oxidants, contain much more Vitamin C than oranges, and are anti-inflammatory to the body.

I hope this encourages you to start eating more Brussels Sprouts. They really are like small round bombs of nutrition just waiting to help your body out!!​ 🙂

What to make with Brussels sprouts:

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What to Do with Eggplant – Real Food Basics

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Eggplant

Eggplant, or aubergine as it’s called in most of the world, is one of few fruits that you should never eat raw (yes it’s actually a fruit, not a vegetable!). Because of it’s unique skin, eggplant is one produce that is not as important to buy organic.

Eggplant is often called “poor man’s meat” because when cooked well it has a little similar taste to meat. My favorite meat & eggplant combination is ground meat and cubed eggplant, fried together with chopped onion in coconut oil. Add some salt, pepper and a bit of cinnamon (sounds weird but it’s really good!). You can also add some cayenne pepper. Serve this dish together with cauliflower rice or add some cooked beans and eat it with a spoon. The most important thing i that you try eggplant with ground meat, because it’s really good!! 🙂

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