Healthy Holiday Side Dishes: Roasted Brussels Sprouts & More

Dec 21 2017

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It's not a true holiday feast without a slew of delicious side dishes on the table! We're serving up a list of some of our favorites, along with a brand-new recipe that will absolutely become an instant classic...

Hungry Girl's Healthy Decked-Out Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

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1/4th of recipe (about 1 cup): 147 calories, 6g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 176mg sodium, 21.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 11g sugars, 5.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 3*

Toasty sprouts, juicy apple, crunchy pistachios... This is festive enough for the holidays and delicious enough to eat all year long!

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes


1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

2 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar (not packed)

2 tsp. olive oil

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper

1 lb. (about 30 medium) Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

1 cup Granny Smith apple cut into matchstick-sized strips (about 1 medium apple)

1 oz. (about 1/4 cup) chopped pistachios


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine vinegar, brown sugar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Add Brussels sprouts, and toss to coat.

Lay sprouts on the baking sheet, and top with any excess vinegar mixture. Bake for 20 minutes.

Stir/rearrange. Bake until soft and golden brown, about 10 more minutes.

Transfer to the large bowl. Add apple strips and pistachios, and toss to mix.


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