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Air-Fried Brussels Sprouts

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Air-Fried Brussels Sprouts

We’ve been using our air fryer for just about everything lately. Quick, efficient, and we LOVE the crispy crunchy results our air fryer produces. Do you use an air fryer?

Easy enough for a quick weeknight dinner or meal prep, yet they’re delicious enough to receive a promotion to your holiday table.

Give me all those crisp crunchy edges!

I believe my family is completely unaware of the delicious crispy chip-like edges and outer leaves because I’ve already eaten them off the pan before the Brussels ever make it onto the dinner table! Haha!

❓Did you know this fun fact?! …

🤓 Brussels sprouts didn’t actually originate in Belgium! They are native to the Mediterranean (along with other types of cabbage).

💡But in the 1200s they were grown near Brussels, Belgium, which is where they got their name.

✅ If you turned up your nose at Brussels sprouts as a kid, definitely give them a try again – their nutrition power makes them a great addition to your regular rotation.

🔥 Low in calories and high in anti-inflammatory compounds, Brussels sprouts contain kaempferol, which appears to promote heart health and cut cancer risk.

💪 They also are a rich source of vitamin K, which helps with blood clotting and bone health.

PLUS … they promote stable blood sugar and are a good source of ALA omega-3 fatty acids, which supports brain health, fights insulin resistance, and may improve triglyceride levels.

👨🏾‍🍳 Tip: Try them roasted. So delicious! Toss them on salads, eat them as a side dish, or add them to casseroles.

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4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb fresh Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • garlic salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees f.

Trim the ends off of your sprouts.

Remove and discard the outer leaves and place them in a large bowl. Any sprouts that are large can be cut in half.

Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle the seasonings. Toss very well to evenly coat each sprout. It may seem like too little oil but resist the urge to add more, or else they’ll end up soggy.

Transfer them to your air fryer basket and shake to arrange in an even layer.

Air fry for about 20 minutes, shaking the basket every 5 minutes.

Every air fryer is different so they may take more or less time depending on your machine and your personal preferences.

Enjoy!

💚Rachel

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