Brussels Sprouts. The vegetable most people grow up hating, which is so unfortunate because if cooked properly, they’re DELICIOUS. As a kid, I was one of those haters. Now, I am in love with the tiny green vegetables. Shaving the Brussels sprouts helps break down the fibres and makes them a little less chewy. Plus the simple addition of onion, garlic, and lemon helps mask any bitterness for the picky eater.
These Shaved Brussels Sprouts are a perfect side dish to roasted chicken. Use some bone broth as a base for gravy too! Mmmmmm… I think this is dinner for me tonight!
The little cruciferous vegetable is full of amazing health benefits. Just one cup of these shaved Brussels sprouts – which is 2 servings of veggies by the way – contains over 240% of your daily vitamin K needs and over 120% of your vitamin C needs! In Brussels sprouts!! Who knew?
Vitamin K is essential because helps with blood clotting and the transportation of calcium throughout the body. We know vitamin C is beneficial to our immune system, but it also helps the body make the important protein collagen. Having ample amounts of collagen helps body to make skin, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and blood vessels. Beautiful skin anyone?