Brussels Sprouts for Kids
Brussels sprouts may not be the first vegetable you think of when you think about “kid-friendly” veggies. But, these extremely health-packed “little lettuce heads” can be delicious, especially when cooked with raisins! The recipe below is quick and easy, and preserves brussels sprouts many healthy qualities.
Health Benefits of Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts look like miniature cabbage or lettuce heads. They are low in fat, high in fiber and protein, and packed full of vitamins, including 3 times the amount of Vitamin C as an orange! They are also high in folic acid (great for pregnant women) and Vitamin D (good for bones and weight loss). As an added bonus, they are also believed to contain chemicals that can help protect against cancer.
Brussels Sprouts with Raisins Recipe: Ingredients and Directions
Here is a simple and delicious recipe for brussels sprouts that both you and your kids will enjoy.
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon Butter
- 1 pound Brussels Sprouts (4-5 cups)
- 1/4 cup Chicken or Vegetable Stock
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- 1/4 cup Raisins (golden or regular)
- Trim and halve the brussels sprouts.
- Heat the oil and melt the butter in a pan.
- Saute the brussels sprouts over medium-high until they start to brown (about 3-4 minutes)
- Add the stock to the pan, reduce heat slightly, cover and cook for 5 minutes until they brussels sprouts are tender.
- Add raisins and serve!
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