Brussel Sprouts w/ Cranberries and Pine Nuts

So, I don't know about you, but I do not have fond memories growing up with the traditional side dish of brussel sprouts at Sunday dinner.  That, however, has changed with the creative opportunities we

So, I don’t know about you, but I do not have fond memories growing up with the traditional side dish of brussel sprouts at Sunday dinner.  That, however, has changed with the creative opportunities we have taken to make brussels one of most go to (and quite healthy) veggies in more recent times.

Personally, I could just roast them with a little salt and pepper and call it good, but adding a little crunch with the pine nuts and chew from the cranberries with a splash of lemon, takes this dish just over the top.  It’s in my frig every week and I just love it.

Ingredients:

1 pound brussel sprouts, trimmed and halved

A generous helping of light tasting olive oil (Tip: using “light tasting” allows for the nuts and cranberries to stand on their own a bit more)

1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

1/4 teaspoon ground pepper (or to taste)

3Tablespoons pine nuts

3Tablespoons dried cranberries

Juice of half a lemon

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Give the Brussels sprouts a generous, olive oil, salt and pepper together on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 20 minutes. Add the pine nuts and cranberries and toss to combine. Continue roasting until the sprouts are tender 8 minutes more.

Put in a bowl and add your lemon juice.  Toss and then serve warm or at room temperature.

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Karen Shayne is the Publisher and CEO of Unconditionally Her. Karen began her work in media production creating award-winning healthcare segments for Nashville-based CBS and NBC affiliates. She has also been featured in HuffPost, AOL/Yahoo, People Magazine, Nashville Business Journal, Hope For Women Magazine The Doctors Channel, Healthline, and ABC Chicago. Karen served as Founder of the Women Survivors Alliance and serves as Executive Producer of the UNTOLD Project. Karen has been awarded over the years for her work with cancer research and survivorship programs nationwide.
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