salad

Turmeric Brussels Sprouts

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable, and therefore are super good for you, in lots of ways. Let’s count some of them:

  • Detox

  • Gut health

  • Loaded with antioxidants

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Nutrient rich (wide range of vitamins and minerals)

  • And much more!

I love Brussels sprouts. Seriously love them. If they are on a menu, that’s what I order.

So of course, I make them myself too. My version is stripped down, and still delicious. Not to mention easy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts

  • Avocado oil

  • Salt to taste (optional)

  • Turmeric powder (optional)

Instructions:

  • Half Brussels sprouts

  • Toss in a bowl with avocado oil to coat the sprouts

  • Spread out on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with salt (optional), and turmeric powder (optional)

  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, toss/flip and bake for another 20 minutes (or if you are lazy like me, I bake for 40 minutes and don’t bother to toss/flip them, still works great)

  • Enjoy!

I had to add another photo. This is the turmeric roasted version. How gorgeous are they!?

Oven Roasted Turmeric Brussels Sprouts

Oven Roasted Turmeric Brussels Sprouts

Zucchini (Zoodle) Salad with Pesto

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Serves 1-2

 

Ingredients for the salad:

  • 1 large zucchini

  • 1 handful of cherry tomatoes

  • 2 green onions

  • 4 radishes

  • (can add more of the above or other favorite vegetables)

 

Ingredients for the pesto:

  • ⅓ cup olive oil

  • 1 bunch fresh basil

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • Salt

 

Instructions for salad:

  1. Use a vegetable spiralizer to make ‘noodles’ out of the zucchini. Drain moisture.

  2. Half tomatoes

  3. Dice green onion

  4. Slice radishes

 

Instructions for pesto:

  1. Add garlic and basil to a blender or food processor and grind/chop until well blended

  2. Drizzle in oil until it makes a paste, you may need to scrape the sides of the machine you are using periodically

  3. You can use more oil for a thinner consistency, or less oil for a thicker consistency

  4. Salt to taste

 

Add pesto to salad, toss and serve

Add your favorite protein to turn this salad into a meal!