After eating lower carb meals for a few days I’m settling into a routine similar to how I ate on the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge. That means lots of easy protein choices with veggie sides for lunch and dinner.
For example, tonight’s dinner was a bunless turkey burger topped with low sugar ketchup and muenster cheese (which is quite amazing). Sides included a salad and steamed brussel sprouts with crispy bacon.
What’s that saying?
Bacon makes everything better.
This is one of my current favorite side choices because it’s good for you, easy to make, and feels super indulgent because of the bacon addition.
Brussel sprouts might be one of the most loathed veggies in the world, but they are one of my favorites. As a former picky eater I’ve discovered ways to make this veggie taste great from adding bacon to roasting with balsalmic vinegar to adding them to a salad.
Brussel sprouts should probably be everyone’s favorite vegetable because they carry high amounts of multiple vitamins, help fight disease, and do a ton of great things for your health! It’s like spinach. You should probably just learn to love it because it’s so good for you!
While cooking I took a little video tour of the process making this brussel sprouts dish just for fun. You can see from the video there are only a few easy steps to get from a bag of frozen brussel sprouts to a completed dish to go along with our meal.
Steps to making this dish:
- Cook off some chopped bacon in a frying pan on the stove.
- After cooking bacon, remove from pan with slotted spoon and set aside.
- Cook frozen brussel sprouts in steamer bag in microwave.
- Drain bag of brussel sprouts using a colander.
- Combine brussel sprouts and bacon in pan on stove.
- Let the flavors mix for a few minutes.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
I missed a couple steps in the video (cooking the bacon, seasoning), but you get the idea! You could also throw in some other elements like onion or a sauce. Brussel sprouts and bacon are great together or with food friends!
Do you love bacon and brussel sprouts together? Or do you prefer brussel sprouts cooked another way?