Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Chicken Sausage

Eat your Brussels sprouts! Brussels sprouts are rich in many valuable nutrients. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K. They are a very good source of numerous nutrients including folate, vitamin A, manganese, dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin B6 and thiamin (vitamin B1) and a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, iron, phosphorus, protein, molybdenum, magnesium, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin E, calcium, and niacin.

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Chicken Sausage
Makes 4 servings

 

Ingredients:

1 package spinach chicken sausage (6 links)
1 pound Brussels sprouts, shaved with a food processor or roughly chopped
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1 tbsp red pepper flakes
salt and pepper, to taste
2 tsp olive oil

Directions:

1. Slice the chicken sausage on a bias (or simply on an angle). In a large pan, heat 1 tsp oil and cook chicken sausage. Remove from pan and set aside.
 
2. Add remaining oil in the pan and sauté onions and garlic until carmelized. Add the red pepper flakes and Brussels Sprouts. Toss together and cook until shaved Brussels sprouts start to crisp up.
 
3. Add the chicken sausage back in and toss until combined.


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(nutrition facts based on calorie count)

 

Did you know?

While the origins of Brussels sprouts are unknown, the first mention of them can be traced to the late 16th century. They are thought to be native to Belgium, specifically to a region near its capital, Brussels, after which they are named. They remained a local crop in this area until their use spread across Europe during World War I. Brussels sprouts are now cultivated throughout Europe and the United States. In the U.S., almost all Brussels sprouts are grown in California. (source)

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Enjoy!

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