2-Ingredient Keto Bacon Brussels Sprouts Recipe
I love Brussels sprouts. So much, in fact, that I have to be careful not to overeat this savory delight.
Overeat a vegetable? Yes, it’s possible. If you make this mistake, your punishment will be bloating and digestive upset. If you watch your intake, however, there are a ton of healthy upsides.
Try adding this yummy bacon brussels sprouts recipe to this turkey skillet.
The Health Benefits of Brussels Sprouts
These little cabbages pack a big punch in the nutrition department. All of us should be upping our intake of cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts.
For one thing, they’re full of fiber. That helps to fill you up, which is a great thing when you’re on a diet.
They’re also off the charts in terms of vitamin K, which helps ward off inflammation.
Brussels sprouts also serve up a healthy dose of vitamin C, an immune booster that also benefits your skin and oral health.
Your serving of sprouts also offers a high dose of folate. Boosting your folate intake can help you decrease your risk of depression and increase your heart health.
There are more than 100 studies that have been performed on the health benefits of Brussels sprouts. Cancer prevention is a huge topic of interest, and Brussels sprouts consumption has been linked to a lower risk of various cancers.
Prepare the sprouts by washing them carefully and removing any ugly brown or yellow leaves.
It’s important to avoid overcooking your sprouts. For one thing, that will stink up your kitchen. For another, you just don’t want to eat mush.
Watch your pot carefully, boiling uncovered, and remove when fork tender. You can also steam them, which is a great way to retain nutrients.
This genius keto brussels sprouts recipe will change the way you look at those mini green cabbages and you’ll definitely be wanting to add them to more of your meals in future!
Sprouts are the perfect addition to a Christmas dinner table, especially when they have chestnuts in the mix.
- 20 Brussels sprouts (approx. 380 g), chopped in half and ends removed
- 8 slices of bacon
- Cook the bacon in a large frying pan until mostly crispy. Chop up or break up the bacon into smaller chunks.
- In a pot, boil the Brussels sprouts for 10 minutes until tender.
- Drain the Brussels sprouts and place into the pan with the bacon pieces and bacon fat.
- Cook until the Brussels sprouts are slightly crispy on the outside.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 5 g
- Calories: 296
- Sugar: 0 g
- Fat: 26 g
- Carbohydrates: 10 g
- Fiber: 5 g
- Protein: 6 g