Brussels sprouts are in season! We love the cruciferous veggie, though they aren’t to everyone’s taste. We think that if you haven’t enjoyed them in the past, you should give them another shot. They are packed with health benefits. They are nutrient-packed. And, as they are rich in fiber, they can help keep blood sugar levels balanced.
Here are four low-carb recipes to enjoy. We love Brussels sprouts steamed, pan-fried or oven-roasted, but these recipes kick them up a notch. If you don’t like them plain, consider using these to dress them up and make them part of a meal you enjoy!
We share a lot of coleslaw recipes because you get the best of everything. It’s creamy and crunchy. It’s a little sharp and a little sweet. We especially love it when we are eating a main dish without sauce. If we have roasted meat without a sauce as the protein, we want a saucy side to go with it! This coleslaw brings the barbecue dish into the fall season. A serving has 221 calories, six grams of carbs and two grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
If you are looking for a side salad with texture, look no further! We love how many textures are in this salad. Sometimes, the most challenging part of sticking to a diet can be the lack of crunchy things. So many crunchy things are carb-heavy. This recipe has so many flavors and different textures that we could honestly eat it as a main course instead of a side dish! Be sure to make it with sugar-free maple syrup: you can go from low-carb to sugary with just that one ingredient! Following the recipe with sugar-free syrup, a serving has 223 calories, 8.5 grams of carbs and three grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
The nuttiness and lovely texture of chestnuts pair beautifully with Brussels sprouts in this dish that’s a snap as long as you can find prepared chestnuts. Many stores have them in the baking aisle. One person on our team bought some vacuum-sealed in Costco last year and has been making this recipe ever since. If you have to make your own chestnuts, it’s a pain. But, if you can get chestnuts already cooked and peeled, this is a midweek recipe we enthusiastically give a thumbs up! A serving has 68 calories, 9.9 grams of carbs and 2.9 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
Finally, if it’s getting cooler at night and you are looking for a homey casserole, this is the dish for you. With just seven ingredients, this recipe is easy, creamy and cheesy! This is the perfect dish for folks who aren’t huge fans of veggies because the cheesy sauce will convert any picky eater into a fan! And, there are only 10 minutes of prep work! A serving has 211 calories, 10 grams of carbs and four grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
With such a wide variety of options, we’re sure one of these recipes will please your palate! The Brussels sprout season is only just beginning, so try them now and enjoy them this fall and winter!