Who out there has been able to fail their New Year’s resolutions? I typically do a “more/less” list every year. This year I was down with the flu over New Years and it didn’t happen & now it’s somehow already February. Not to say that it’s too late to change the direction of things, or make life improvements, but this year I may not actually write it down. I do want to do more healthy eating less mindless snacking. With that said, I have a recipe for you that is “sort of” healthy. I think it’s important to have a good balance and not go all in because that is how a lot of people fail. Eating should be an enjoyable time, not torture. Brussel sprouts, for many years until recently were on my NO list. I didn’t want to smell them, I didn’t want to see them, and I definitely didn’t want to eat them. I had to start doing the first two because I give my clients what they want & I needed to do the third because I don’t put something out to my clients that my taste buds don’t approve of.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Bacon
The bottom notch part of the brussel sprout needs to be cut off. Its not fun to chew & has the most bitter taste of the sprout. Cutting them in half or quarters helps the bacon flavor to get into the brussel sprout & break down the fibers of the sprout.
Bundle of Brussel Sprouts, ends removed, halved or quartered
1 lb bacon, cut (a pair of kitchen scissors comes in handy here)
Place brussel sprouts & bacon on a baking sheet. Toss with a little olive oil. Cook at 350 for 10 minutes, toss cook another 10-15 minutes depending on how much you would like it to be cooked.