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Holistic Nutrition Recipe: Crispy Brussels Sprout Chips

Posted by Anita Capizzi RN, CHC on Wed, Mar 19, 2014

brussel_sprout_chipsBrussels sprouts are part of the cruciferous family of vegetables which includes broccoli, cauliflower, watercress, cabbage, swiss chard, bok choy and many others. When eaten several times a week, cruciferous vegetables may provide increased cancer protection. They contain a class of phytochemicals called isothiocyanates which help the body to detoxify potentially toxic compounds.

Ever think of eating brussels sprouts as a chip?

Me either! Then I found this delicious recipe which satisfies that need for a crunchy snack.

Brussels Sprout Chips

Brussels Sprouts (the larger sprouts are easier to make chips)

olive oil

sea salt

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Peel off the outer layer of sprouts and discard. Then peel the next layer and save to a bowl. Keep the sprout itself n a zip loc bag for later use.

Toss sprout chips in the bowl with a fine mist of olive oil and sprinkle sea salt to taste.

Arrange on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure that they are in a single layer.

Bake for 8-10 min. watching after 6 min. to be sure that they don’t burn!

Enjoy this chip alternative!

P.S. If they don’t crisp up it’s usually because you added too much olive oil!

This is the kind of easy, healthful recipes I share with my clients. Improving your nutrition and diet should be fun and work with your lifestyle.

 

Topics: holistic nutrition, detoxification, recipe