Tuesday, September 10, 2013

guilt-free, man-friendly snack recipe: Buffalo Brussel Sprout Bites

Buffalo Brussel Sprout Bites

Buffalo chicken wings, blue cheese for dipping and a draught beer are probably the more enjoyable way to enjoy a football game... For a lighter snack that's still 'sporty', shake up the expected with this brussel sprout recipe that drastically cuts the calories and passed the husband taste test!

This Buffalo Brussel Sprout Bites recipe was created by the ladies of Tone It Up to encourage guilt-free, healthy eating during Labor Day weekend. Guess what...it worked on The Hall's! Fairly quick to whip up and surprisingly super tasty- we loved this snack and will definitely make it again! Here is their recipe:


Makes 4 servings

3 cups of Organic Vegetable broth

2 -3 cups Brussels Sprouts

2 Tbs. grapeseed oil

5 Tbs. Nutritional Yeast

4 Tbs. Tabasco Buffalo Sauce

2 tsp. garlic, minced


In a medium saucepan, bring vegetable broth to a boil and add Brussels Sprouts. Allow to boil for about 3 minutes, or until they turn bright green. Drain and rinse in cold water for 30 seconds before halving each sprout.

Heat a sauté pan on medium with grapeseed oil. When warm add garlic and sea salt, allowing to simmer for one minute. Add halved brussels sprouts to the pan, cut side down and allow to sit until they begin to brown, about 6-8 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before tossing with tabasco and nutritional yeast. Serve warm or cold and garnish with carrots & celery sticks!

Side Note: If you're ready to make a positive change to your diet, I honestly recommend the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan. It helped me learn more about how our bodies process foods, how to pre-plan meals to prevent unhealthy choices and introduced me to new ingredients like almond milk, nutritional yeast and apple cider vinegar. 
This summer they updated the plan- and it is so good! Easy easy easy to read, understand and reference. Plus they release themed add-on versions to the original version a couple of times a year to incorporate seasonal ingredients and food trends. 
Wow, I sound like a TIU commercial! Honestly, I am just happy to have found Tone It Up- and good things shouldn't be kept a secret ;)

sorry chicken wings, you're not missed

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