Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish – Roasted Squash and Brussels Sprouts

Don’t be scared by the name, Brussels sprouts. I know a lot of people are unsure how to cook with this vegetable. However, there is a delicious and simple way to cook Brussels sprouts – roast them. Roasting veggies brings out the natural flavors. This recipe is so easy and quick! You can even buy a container of already cut squash and brussels sprouts to avoid chopping.
NO PREP TIME :)

My two-year-old even eats this dish!

Ingredients:
1 bag or container of fresh already cut brussels sprouts
1 bag or container of fresh cut squash
Olive oil
Dash of salt

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 F
2. Place brussels sprouts and squash on a baking tray. Drizzle olive oil over the vegetables and mix with hands. Sprinkle with salt
3. Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes

Health benefits:

Brussels Sprouts:

  • Contain protein and fiber
  • Zero cholesterol
  • Excellent source of vitamin C
  • Contain vitamins A and E
  • Contain Glucobrassicin and omega-3 fatty acids to prevent inflammation
  • Contain vitamin K which promotes healthy bones
Squash:
  • Full of vitamin A
  • Contains folate which is very important during pregnancy because folate helps prevent birth defects
  • Contains vitamin C and magnesium
  • Contains fiber to help eliminate waste and keep your colon healthy and free of cancer

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