If you’re like us and most other moms, getting your kids to eat veggies isn’t always easy. If you want to serve a delicious side dish to dinner guests, while not only getting your kids to eat their veggies without making a fuss, but also getting them to actually want to eat them, meet your new best friend–our Crispy Cran-Mango Brussels Sprouts. These contain four simple ingredients, Tammy’s kids pick out the cranberries first guessing that they’re the best part of the recipe but quickly gobble up the mango and the Brussels sprouts (yes, the Brussels sprouts!) after they realize each bite is just as delicious! Give it a whirl and try it yourself—and read about the added Brussels sprouts bonus below!
Cranberry Brussels Sprouts
Bonus: One and a half cups of Brussels sprouts contain about 430 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids (about ⅓ of the daily recommended amount) that are critical in helping our body fight inflammation. Plus, Brussels sprouts detox-activating isothiocyanates are shown to fight against and even prevent various cancers.. Knowing you’re “eating” good health makes these taste even better!
Spray bottle with oil for dispersing oil
1/4 c. Mango, chopped
1/8 c. dried cranberries
1 c. Brussels sprouts, halved
ground pepper (optional)
Spritz a cooking pan with oil and warm pan on medium- high heat.
Place the Brussels sprouts on the pan and lower the heat to medium. After about 7 min or when the Brussels sprouts start to brown, add cranberries and 1/8 c. of water to make the Brussels sprouts tender and the cranberries plump.
After all the water has absorbed, place the mango chunks on the pan. Simmer the all of the ingredients until Brussels sprouts are to your liking (should be crispy but tender at the same time).
Finally, add ground pepper and Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts (per serving): 111 Calories, 1g Fat, 0g Saturated Fat, 27g Carbohydrate, Protein 3g, 5g Fiber, 23mg Sodium, 0mg Cholesterol
Thanks to our amazing intern Morgan Deihs for creating this recipe!