Mantra: I like to eat, so I choose nourishing meals that satisfy me!
Here’s a tasty little something I whipped up in the kitchen that makes a nice light meal or a hearty side dish: Brussels Sprouts & Bacon. It was filling, sweet, crunchy, savory, easy-peasy and super satisfying.
I don’t really measure stuff, I just kind of play with it- so the measurements are more guesstimate than fact. I also don’t actually count calories, but if you’re into that then this is pretty low-cal. You can always substitute margarine for the butter and leave out the bacon, if that makes you happy… no judgment here! 😉
Here’s the ridiculously easy recipe. Enjoy!
About 1 cup of fresh baby Brussels sprouts, chopped
2 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
about 2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pats of butter
pinch of mace
pinch of cayenne pepper
pinch of allspice
a drizzle of pure maple syrup
Brown the bacon pieces in a medium-sized skillet. Do not drain. Add the butter, olive oil, and chopped Brussels sprouts. Stir and saute over medium heat until the veggies start to soften and caramelize, about 6-8 minutes. Sprinkle on the mace, cayenne pepper, allspice and toss the veggies. When the veggies are tender-crisp (or softer if you prefer), drizzle on the maple syrup and toss again. Remove from heat and serve warm. So good!
Approximately 300 calories 😘