roasted brussel sproutsBy Dr Joe

Mention brussel sprouts and the you get the ugliest looks from your audience. Brussel sprouts don’t inspire foodie confidence in about 90% of the population.

Brussel sprouts have such a bad reputation that it is reserved for that Christmas feast. At least that’s what happens in my neck of the woods anyway.

Something to stomach once in year…not more. Just once in a year.

Quite an irony. You hate it, yet you quite grudgingly will eat it at a time when you are at your happiest. Celebrating the beauty of the year with something you don’t like.

Time to get brussel sprouts out of the dog house and give them their deserved attention. Oh, and brussel sprouts are good for your health, by the way.

Brussel sprouts are excellent for weight management too. Trust me, they are.

Enter the Roasted Honeyfied Brussel Sprouts

What do we need to make the Roasted Honeyfied Brussel Sprouts?


Brussel Sprouts X 1000 g
Honey X 2 tbs
Rapeseed oil X 3 tbs
Black pepper

roasted honeyfied brussel sprouts

Nutritional facts on Brussel Sprouts per 100 g

Calories 43 kcal
Total fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.0 g
Saturated fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.2 g
Total Carbohydrate 9 g
Sugar 2.2 g
Fibre 3.8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 g
Protein 3.5 g
Sodium 25 mg
Potassium 380 mg


Brussel sprouts also supply you with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, Calcium and Magnesium.

roasted brussel sprouts

How to make the Roasted honeyfied brussel sprouts

>> Wash brussel sprouts and place in an oven tray. Place in pre-heated oven for 2 minutes to dry them up.

>> Get the tray out of the oven.

>> Now apply all the seasoning agents – turmeric, cinnamon, black papper, thyme, salt to taste. Mix together with the brussel sprouts.

>> Spead the oil and the honey over the brussel sprouts and mix everything together ensuring even distribution of all the seasoning agents, the oil and the honey rubs off on all the sprouts.

>> Chuck the tray back in the oven and let roast for about 20 minutes. You will see the brussel sprouts begin to turn golden brown.

That’s it.

Your roasted honeyfied brussel sprouts is ready for munching. Serve and eat as is or if you prefer, you serve with cannellini beans or red kdney beans in tomato sauce.

Blood sugar friendliness of this dish is awesome. 1 hour post meal, I got a blood glucose reading of 4.3 mmol/l (77.4 mg/dl).

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