Starting the new year off right is important for many people. That’s why I like to give myself a week or two for those people to stop parking in my spot at the gym and take advantage of the short delivery time at my favorite local pizza joint.
Kidding. But it is important to eat right and as this is the time of year I’m least likely to eat a salad (due to the cold, not the fact that I don’t like salad), it gets very difficult for me to find the healthiest meals possible. Generally I aim right for the couch after work and reach for whatever food is closest in site which happens to usually be the worst thing I can choose, so I’ve come up with some recipes for these winter months that are flavorful, healthy, and most importantly, microwaveable after your initial cooking procedure.
Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
For your ingredients:
- 6 cups Whole Brussels Sprouts
- 1/4 cup of Olive Oil
- 1/8 cup Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Mediterranean Sea Salt
- Ground Garlic
Total Cooking Time: 25-35 Minutes
- Preheat your oven to 400° and start prepping your Brussels sprouts. I usually wash mine and then split in half.
- Now this is where the recipe get’s difficult, toss the Brussels sprouts in the olive oil, vinegar, with salt and garlic to taste and roast in the oven for about 25-35 minutes.
If you can believe it or not, that’s it. It’s a super easy and delicious recipe for you to try. I generally pull the sprouts out once or twice and re-toss in the oil in the bottom of the pan to keep them coated, but that’s my only trick.
I hope you enjoy them on a cold winters night and know that you are reaching for something healthy instead of leftover pizza (but hey, I’m not judging).
Taylor Guardino, The Food Lover Gone Southern