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Bunches of Brussels

I'm very fond of this recipe. I had just found out that I was diabetic. It didn't matter what I ate, my blood sugar seemed to spike. So when my mother wanted to cook a birthday dinner for me, I had no idea what to tell her to cook. She took it the initiative to find a really good one from All Recipes.

As a child, mother tried to get me to eat brussels sprouts. It used to be the Thanksgiving challenge. Mom would cook brussels sprouts and tell me I had to eat at least 3 of them. Meanwhile, I had an agreement with our dog, a black lab, Duchess. She hung out by me; and I gratefully fed her my sprouts. Until one year, mom got wise to us. Duchess was relegated to the back yard. We longingly stared at each other through the window while I choked down my 3 brussels sprouts.

Little did I know brussel sprouts are extremely nutritious. Here are 10 reasons everyone should add them into their diet:

  1. They're high in nutrition, including fiber, vitamins, and minerals, but low in calories.

  2. A rich antioxidant count helps lower the risk of chronic diseases.

  3. They help protect against cancer in several possible different ways.

  4. Brussels sprouts have a high fiber content which promotes regularity and digestive health.

  5. The high level of vitamin K that is important for blood clotting and bone metabolism.

  6. They contain an antioxidant, alpha-lipoic acid, that may increase insulin sensitivity which assists in blood sugar control.

  7. The omega 3 fatty acids make brussels sprouts a great option for those that don't each fish or seafood which may prevent cognitive decline.

  8. They can reduce inflammation and prevent chronic inflammation that can lead to numerous chronic diseases.

  9. The high vitamin C content, 81% of daily requirements in 1/2 cup, boosts the immune system and increase iron consumption in the body.

  10. The best is that they are very versatile and can be roasted, boiled, sauteed, or baked.

Source: "10 Ways Brussels Sprouts Benefit Your Health"

Healthline 09/08/17

Now as I enjoyed this new recipe, I wondered when I would figure out my new taste buds. My mom wondered what happened to her daughter? This new person actually eats vegetables! Had aliens carried off her actual daughter and replaced her? This new Dijon Parmesan Brussel Sprouts recipe was fantastic!


- 1 lbs. brussels sprouts

- butter spray

- 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard

- 2 tbsp. lemon juice

- 1/8 cup of parmesan cheese


  1. Steam the brussels sprouts for 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 450

  3. Line a meat loaf pan with butter spray.

  4. Mix the Dijon mustard and lemon juice.

  5. Remove them and slice them in halves.

  6. Place them in the loaf pan.

  7. Use a baster to coat the sprouts with the Dijon/lemon mix.

  8. Top with the parmesan cheese.

  9. Cook for 15 minutes.

  10. Kick the heat up to broil and toast the tops for 2 minutes.

I hope to enjoy this side dish. The main course will be coming out next week. Between this dish and next week's recipe, you are sure to lose some weight due to the fiber content. The best thing is that it tastes great too! Just make sure you leave some room for my diabetic friendly bread pudding. It will be coming out in my diabetic friendly recipe book coming out soon. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy this recipe! Please comment, like, share, and come back next week for more recipes, ideas, and tips. Subscribe to the website, if you would like weekly email reminders to add to your recipe book.


Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, but a compilation of research from medical sites. Make sure to see your doctor and have up to date lab work.

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