#MondayMeals: Brusslin' Up a Healthy Winter Dish

February 4, 2019

 

Brussels sprouts are unanimously loved by all. Right? Well, we at Seven Valleys Health Coalition think they’re great! We know how important veggies like these are to the health of our bodies and minds.  Read on to learn about the benefits of these little green wonders, and for instructions on how to make Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

 

 

Brussels sprouts are rich in nutrients and antioxidants that support digestive health, are good for blood clotting and bone metabolism, and may help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. They may also help to reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease, and may help to prevent certain types of cancer.

 

 

Olive oil contains healthy fats and antioxidants which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases, fight inflammation, and lower the risk of heart disease. Olive oil might also lower the risk of stroke and type 2 diabetes, and has antibacterial properties that can kill harmful bacteria that lead to stomach ulcers and cancer.

 

 

Honey is rich in antioxidants and organic acids. These properties may lower the risk of heart attacks and stroke and can promote eye health. Honey is a better sweetener than sugar for diabetics and may help to lower blood pressure, triglycerides, and improve cholesterol.

 

 

 

Balsamic vinegar is great for healthy digestion, helps to lower cholesterol, improves blood circulation, and is good for healthy skin. It is also diabetes-friendly and can help avoid blood sugar spikes.

 

 

Food produced locally is more nutritious. This is because food contains the most nutrients around the time it is harvested. The longer food spends traveling, the less nutrition it contains. Less time traveling also means less exposure to harmful chemicals and less production of greenhouse gasses. What a tasteful way to decrease our carbon footprint!

 

Find ingredients for Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts and more at Anderson’s Farm MarketThe Local Food Market, or through a CSA share at Main Street Farms. Check out the healthy and delicious recipe for Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts below.

 

Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

 

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