recipe: get your kids to love brussel sprouts!

Brussel sprouts totally have a bad rep! Recently my husband and I have fallen in love with them and I think that this lil recipe will be a big hit on your dinner table. We buy ours from our local farmer’s market every Sunday and make them at least once a week, because it is so easy and with a 4 month old, anything time consuming now is hard to prepare when I’m running between coming home from teaching a yoga class, to feeding her to pumping! I had always wondered what goes well with brussel sprouts but you can serve this on the side of so many dishes because the flavor is versatile and goes with a lot. I serve it over my favorite grain, spiced quinoa, but it would go great alongside chicken or fish, too.

Some amazing health benefits of brussel sprouts:

  • high in fiber- helps lower cholesterol
  • helps stabilize DNA in white blood cells
  • high in antioxidants and vitamins
  • contain omega-3 fatty acids and helps in inflammation
  • cancer prevention
  • good for hearth health
  • aids in digestion



balsamic glazed garlic brussel sprouts
Recipe Type: side dish
Author: puja
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 2-4
get your kids to love brussel sprouts 🙂
  • 1 pound fresh brussel sprouts, rinsed and halved
  • 6 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1-2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1-2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • fresh grated parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
  3. Rinse the brussel sprouts in cool water.
  4. Chop off the ends and then cut them in halves. Place them in a large bowl with the garlic slices.
  5. In a smaller bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, paprika and freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Drizzle most of it over the brussel sprouts. Leave about a quarter of the balsamic mixture, and then toss to combine.
  7. Spread the brussel sprouts and garlic slices out evenly over the baking sheet and roast in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until tender-crisp. Turn them over halfway through.
  8. Remove from oven, transfer to a serving dish, drizzle with the reserved balsamic mixture. Sprinkle with more salt and black pepper to taste.
  9. Garnish each serving on the plates with optional freshly grated parmesan cheese.
  10. Serve immediately.
  11. Enjoy!



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