Now that we’ve determined that eating foods that contain folate can save us from the winter blues, brussel sprouts, which by the way are loaded with folate, can add variety to your leafy green veggie line up.
Here’s a quick and easy way to prepare the sprouts that will preserve their nutritional value and taste great!
Quick and Easy Skillet Brussel Sprouts
Rinse one pound of fresh brussel sprouts in cold water and drain.
Cut in half
Heat about two teaspoons of olive oil in a skillet.
Saute 1/2 teaspoon of garlic in the olive oil
Place the sprouts, flat side down, in the oil
Saute for about five minutes.
Add a 1/4 cup of water and let them simmer for five more minutes
Add slivered almonds and salt and pepper to taste.
Serve warm and enjoy.
Besides folate, brussel sprouts are rich in vitamins C, K and A, manganese, potassium, vitamin B6, thiamin, iron, phosphorus, protein, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Fresh sprouts can be found in the store at this time of year. If you tried brussel sprouts when you were a child and hated them, it’s time to give them a second chance. I think you’ll love them!
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