So have you ordered the crispy balsamic brussels at a restaurant and loved them, but have no clue how to make it at home?! Well, eating healthy during pregnancy with all the cravings, as well as diversions, can land healthful superfoods at the bottom of your dinner list. Here is a super simple way to make restaurant style brussels sprouts, and also get your baby to be to possibly love them too!
Here's how it goes.
- Brussels sprouts (organic) - 10oz/1 bag
- Olive Oil - a really high quality OO - 4 tbsp
- Balsamic Vinegar - 3 tbsp
- Honey - 2 tbsp
- Kosher Salt and fresh Grounded Pepper
- parchment paper
Set oven to 425 degrees.
Clean, dry, trim, and cut the brussel sprouts. Half them and de-leaf as many as you can for those extra crispy pieces.
Mix the ingredients above except for the salt and pepper and set about less than half of the mix aside for basting later on.
Toss and fluff the brussel sprouts in your mixture, evenly coating your sprouts.
Spread sprouts evenly over parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes. Then baste the rest of the mixture over the brussels sprouts and dust with kosher salt and pepper. Bake for an additional 5 minutes until the leaves are crispy and toasty.
This is a delicious, quick, and easy way to get one of the best superfoods during pregnancy into your diet. Also, it's said that the foods you eat while pregnant may give your baby the taste to like them more outside of the womb. So eat those leafy greens now!
Get fancy if you wish, and top with pumpkin seeds or dried cranberries when you bake the brussels for that last 5 minutes.
You can easily incorporate another baby brain boosting food and pregnancy must have while baking your sprouts. That would be organic sweet potato!
Cut some thick slices, place in a baking paper bag, and include them in the oven while your brussels are cooking. Same temperature and same time. You don't even need oil or butter if you use a baking bag, and the steam will make them come out tasting super fresh and tender.
Mom and baby will love these!
Eating healthy during pregnancy and taking care of yourself through the third trimester sets you up for success! Your chances of GD are less, baby will grow happily and healthily, and the brain and body benefits of these hearty veges are numerous.
If you're past the bump phase, continue to check out more Bun tips for eating well during breastfeeding!