Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries

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This Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries recipe is not only nutritious and delicious, but also very pretty with the contrasting colors of the dark green of the veggies against the bright red of the fruit. Of course, this Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries recipe does not start and end with just the brussels sprouts and the berries. This brussels sprouts recipe also includes the fabulous meat, pancetta, as well as pine nuts. These four ingredients combine to produce a great side dish that will serve up well with almost any other thing that you might be serving at the dinner table tonight. For example, this Brussels sprouts with Cranberries recipe would be delicious served with fish, red meat, chicken (or any other fowl) and also lamb or pork. Really, this Brussels sprouts recipe is good enough to accompany any meal, and on its own, could make a meal in and of itself. There is a great balance of terrific foods in this recipe. So make it soon and see just how much you and your family enjoy this dish. It is also good enough to serve to guests who will really enjoy this interesting and unique combination of ingredients.

Brussel sprouts are a member of the cruciferous veggies family, and one of its most hard working members in terms of the terrific nutrition that this little veggie can provide for us. Brussel sprouts help protect our gut, that is, our digestive tract by the way that certain chemicals in the veggie combine with other activities in our digestive tract to improve how they operate. This activity also lowers our cholesterol, yet another great benefit we get from eating lots of brussel sprouts. As well, brussel sprouts have special capabilities when it comes to cancer protection, through a phytonutrient that is found in all cruciferous veggies (and that is why they are all so good for us to eat) known as glucosinolates. Brussel sprouts contain more of this compound than even the other cruciferous veggies such as kale, cabbage and broccoli. So eat your brussel sprouts. In fact, it has been recommended that we eat as much as two cups of cruciferous veggies as many as four to five times each week. So this veggie family is seen as a great contributor to our good health. Eat up!

Other great ingredients here include pine nuts, which are seeds really, from, you guessed it, the pine tree (but not the one we commonly think of!). This little nut is known to suppress appetite, increase energy levels, reduce your risk of heart disease and even contains anti-aging antioxidants like vitamins C, A, and E. So feed your family this great dish to keep them healthy.

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