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Thursday Food of the Day – November 12, 2015

FOOD OF THE WEEK – BRUSSELS SPROUTS!

WHY BRUSSELS SPROUTS?

Brussels sprouts can be boiled, steamed, oven roasted, braised, grilled and even enjoyed raw. Plus, 1 cup of raw Brussels sprouts is high in vitamin C and vitamin K and a good source of vitamin A, dietary fiber, folate, vitamin B6, manganese, potassium.

BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH APPLES AND SHALLOTS

Brussles_Sprouts_with_ApplesBy: Whole Foods Market®

The Brussels sprouts’ nuttiness and mild cabbage flavor mingle with tart apples and shallots in this simple stovetop preparation.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, quartered
  • 2 large shallots, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rings
  • 2 medium crisp, firm apples (such as Gala, Honeycrisp or Braeburn), sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rings
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme

Directions

Heat a large high-sided skillet over high heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Add apples and 1/4 cup water, scraping any brown bits from the bottom as the water sizzles. Cook until the liquid reduces by half, about 2 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts, another 1/4 cup water, 2 tablespoons vinegar, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer until sprouts and apples are just tender, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.

Uncover, stir in remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar and thyme. Scrape any bits from the bottom of the pan and continue to cook until liquid has evaporated. Transfer to a serving bowl with any of the remaining liquid and serve immediately.

Nutritional Info:

Per Serving: 80 calories (5 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 19g carbohydrates, (4 g dietary fiber, 8g sugar), 4g protein

Serves 4 to 6, dairy free, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, fat free, wheat free

Note: We’ve provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember — we’re cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.

For healthy eating tips, hundreds of recipes, cooking techniques, meal plans and more, visitWhole Foods Market’s Healthy Eating resources.

Original post at Spartan Race.

Don’t forget, eating right is only a part of great health and wellness!  Don’t forget to check out our Workout of the Day.  Also, get your proper vitamins and supplements here.

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Have a great day!

Dave & Maryann

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