25 recipes for Brussels sprouts for superfood meals

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Brussels sprouts have been maligned for too many years. The vilified vegetable is finally getting the appreciation it is due, thanks to chefs who figured out amazing ways to cook up these mini-cabbages -- and thanks to doctors and researchers who added them to the top of the superfoods list.

Brussels sprouts are low in fat and calories, yet high in protein that is completed when paired with whole grains, making them an ideal addition to any vegetarian's meal plan. The sprouts are filled with Vitamin A and C, and provide a hefty dose of potassium and calcium. Thanks to that Vitamin C content as well as indole, a phytochemical, they help ward off cancer.

Yes, you should follow the motherly advice of eating Brussels sprouts "because they're good for you" but also because they taste amazing. Don't believe it? Just try out some of the fantastic recipes we've rounded up for you. Shredded in a hash for breakfast or roasted up with citrus flavors for dinner, here are Brussels sprout recipes you won't be able to resist (nor should you!).

Breakfasts:

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Brussels Sprout and Apple Hash
Recipe: Herbivoracious

Brussels Sprouts and Egg Skillet
Recipe: Naturally Ella

Mapled Brussels Sprouts
Recipe: Door Sixteen

Brussels Sprouts Breakfast Hash
Recipe: How Sweet It Is

Brussels Sprout-Potato Hash
Recipe: Serious Eats

Vegan Brussels Sprout Quesadilla
Recipe: Recipe Corner

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Lunches and Dinners:

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Orange Butter Sauce
Recipe: TreeHugger

Red Wine-Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Recipes: Savvy Vegetarian

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Apples
Recipe: My Recipes

Brussel Sprout Cake (Savory)
Recipe: Food 52

Brussels Sprout Hash with Caramelized Shallots
Recipe: Epicurious

Seared Brussels Sprouts with a Smoked Gouda Sauce and Freshly Grated Horseradish
Recipe: TreeHugger

Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Cranberries
Recipe: Yummly

Chipotle Mac & Cheese With Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Recipe: The Post Punk Kitchen

Vegan Brussels Sprout Fried Rice with Crispy Cauliflower
Recipe: Yummly

© Jaymi Heimbuch

Dijon-Braised Brussels Sprouts
Recipe: Smitten Kitchen

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grapes
Recipe: Real Simple

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar
Recipe: White on Rice Couple

Brussels Sprouts with Basil and Garlic
Recipe: Fat Free Vegan

Roasted Brussels Sprout Quinoa Salad
Recipe: Tasty-Yummies

Lemony Wheat Berries with Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Recipe: Oh My Veggies

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Raisin Vinaigrette
Recipe: Vegan Yack Attack

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
Recipe: The Vegan Road

Quinoa with Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Leeks and Slivered Almonds
Recipe: Gluten-Free Goddess

Dessert:

A Sweet Brussel Sprout cake
Recipe: The Cake Crusader

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Tags: Cooking | Recipes | Vegan | Vegetarian | Weekday Vegetarian

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