Roasted Bacon Brussel Sprouts (and why they are so good for you!)

Dec 10, 2013 | Dinners + Lunch, Recipes

Sprouts(1)Day 2 of my Christmas Countdown is all about sprouts! 

Honestly sprouts used to be a vegetable that I was never really bothered about. I would eat one on Christmas day but never relished them – until now that is! 

I had seen lots of people rave about roasted brussel sprouts online so I thought I would give it a go and now I know why they rave. I am in love with this dish! Its so festive but also incredibly healthy – yay!

Why Brussel Sprouts are brilliant for you?

I will let the experts tell you, here is just a snippet of there healthy giving goodness in regards to the bodies detoxification systems:

‘…the body’s detox system requires ample supplies of sulfur to work effectively, and Brussels sprouts are rich in sulfur-containing nutrients. Sulfur is connected with both the smell and taste of Brussels sprouts, and too much sulfur aroma is often associated with overcooking of this vegetable. Sulfur-containing nutrients help support what is commonly referred to as Phase 2 of detoxification. Third, our body’s detox system needs strong antioxidant support – especially during what is called Phase 1 of detoxification. Brussels sprouts are able to provide that kind of support because they are an excellent source of vitamin C, a very good source of beta-carotene and manganese, and a good source of vitamin E. Brussels sprouts also contain a wide variety of antioxidant phytonutrients, including many antioxidant flavonoids. Finally, there is evidence that the DNA in our cells is protected by naturally occurring substances in Brussels sprouts, and since many environmental toxins can trigger unwanted change in our DNA, Brussels sprouts can help prevent these toxin-triggered DNA changes.Jam packed with Vitamin C, K, A and tons of minerals’ Source

Also they are filled with fibre, antioxidants and  help fight against ‘excessive inflammation through … their rich glucosinolate content’ (source as above)
Who knew??!! So much power in a sprout!
Plus they are always cheap to buy at the moment so eat away, you can have this recipe as a side dish or like I did yesterday as a meal all on their own! 

Roast Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Wellness Mama
Deliciously crisp and moorish Brussel Sprouts - honestly!
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 2


  • 250 g of Brussel Sprouts
  • A good pinch of Salt
  • 2 tbsp Ghee/Coconut oil
  • 2 Rasher free range bacon/organic
  • Handful of dried Cranberries optional
  • Organic Cheese optional


  • Cut the sprouts in half and put in oven dish with the ghee/coconut oil and salt place in oven at 180c for 20 mins turning regularly.
  • Then chop the bacon and add to dish. Cook for further 20 mins or until bacon is crisp.
  • Toss in cranberries if desire or top with organic cheddar cheese for a more filling meal.


Adapted from Kezia Hall
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