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Sweet & Crunchy Brussels Sprouts

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With all of the upcoming holiday festivities, I have a feeling we could all use an extra serving of veggies this week.

plate of sweet and crunchy brussels sproutsThese sweet and crunchy Brussels sprouts would make an excellent addition to any meal, especially with this chilly weather!

This warm dish features shredded Brussels sprouts tossed with a splash of fresh orange juice, sweet and tart cranberries, crunchy pecans and a hint of cinnamon for a pleasing holiday flavor. Even picky eaters should love the texture of the shredded veggies paired with the sweet and crunchy additions.

I hope you and your family enjoy it while staying out of the cold!

Sweet & Crunchy Brussels Sprouts
serves 4

Adapted from The Food Network

Ingredients:

1 pound Brussles sprouts, shredded
1 tablespoon coconut oil or butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup raw pecans

Directions:

Warm the coconut oil or butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the shredded Brussels sprouts, cinnamon, salt and orange juice and stir until the greens are bright and slightly wilted, about 3 minutes.

cooking brussels sprouts in a large pot*Note: I used my Salad Shooter to make shredding the Brussels sprouts quick and easy. They aren’t quite as “perfect” as if I had cored them and shredded by hand, but it’s a lot easier and the result is just as tasty!

forkfull of sweet and crunchy brussels sproutsRemove from the heat and add in the cranberries and pecans, tossing to combine, and serve warm.

sweet and crunchy brussels sprouts
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Sweet & Crunchy Brussels Sprouts

A warm vegetable dish, perfect for holiday entertaining!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy, side dish, vegetable
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 215kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Brussles sprouts , shredded
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans

Instructions

  • Warm the coconut oil or butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the shredded Brussels sprouts, cinnamon, salt and orange juice and stir until the greens are bright and slightly wilted, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and add in the cranberries and pecans, tossing to combine, and serve warm.

Notes

I used my Salad Shooter to make shredding the Brussels sprouts quick and easy. They aren't quite as "perfect" as if I had cored them and shredded by hand, but it's a lot easier and the result is just as tasty!

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 100.7mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg
Per Serving: Calories: 215, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 35g, Fiber: 6g, Protein: 5g

Notes:

  • I used fruit-juice-sweetened dried cranberries, but feel free to use raisins if you prefer to avoid all added sugar.
  • If you don’t care for pecans, feel free to use any other type of nut you have on hand!

Enjoy!

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Meagan

This looks great! I can’t have raw brussels, so I’d have to cook them after shredding most likely. Great idea Megan!

Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews

I love brussel sprouts! Thanks for the recipe.

Kay

Costco has a Sweet Kale super foods salad blend of Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Kale, & Chicory that sounds perfect for this dressing and is already shredded. It comes with a Poppyseed Dressing Pumpkin Seeds & Cranberries, but I usually make my own dressing. Thanks for the warm salad Idea.

Katie @ Produce on Parade

Yum, this looks wonderful, and so healthy too. Great for when I buy brussels sprouts but then can’t decide what to do with them! Maybe that’s just me?

    Abbi*tarian

    It’s not just you!-me, too! I love brussels, but I quickly run out of new ideas!
    Megan, thanks for this recipe: easy, tasty & healthy, like all of your recipes! It’s such a winner, & I know my family will love it, too!

Living Outside of the Box

Perfection–I’m so so soooo making this!

Isabella

How do you suggest shredding the brussel sprouts?

    Megan

    I used my salad shooter, but a box grater or just a good knife would work, too!

    Jill

    Hi, Isabella!

    If you have a Trader Joe’s in your area, you may find shredded brussel sprouts in their produce section. I see them there all the time. Hope that helps!!

Allison @ Clean Wellness

I was actually given three pounds of brussels sprouts from my neighbour for Christmas! I’ve just been roasting them with some coconut oil and balsamic. I think I’ll give this a try! It looks a lot like braised cabbage, which I love. Really like the addition of the dried fruit and nuts for some sweetness and crunch. Great recipe!

Jill

Just made these for lunch. Super yummy and easy to make! Thanks!

Elisha

I made this recipe tonight however I didn’t have any orange juice so I used lime juice instead and it was a huge hit. Thanks for the ideas.

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