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3 Super Simple Brussels Sprouts Recipes + 5 Reasons You Should Eat ‘Em

Trying to eat more cruciferous veggies? These gluten free Brussels sprouts recipes are super duper good-for-you, and SO easy and delicious too. Try all 3 of ’em today!

It's easy to eat your cruciferous veggies with these 3 SUPER SIMPLE Brussels Sprouts Recipes. P.S. They're super delicious too! | Gluten Free Brussels Sprouts recipes @thespicyrd

I’m pretty sure I may need a Brussels sprouts intervention after this week.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen all the yummy Brussels sprouts “recipes” I’ve been whipping up this week.

All you need is a bag of shredded {ok, technically “shaved”} Brussels Sprouts from Trader Joe’s {top left photo above}.

Or, you can shred your own in a food processor, or with a knife using these tips on how to shred Brussels sprouts without a food processor from Pop Sugar.

That’s pretty much as complicated as it gets.

Oh, you will need a few other ingredients to make these gluten free Brussels sprouts recipes, but once you’ve gathered them up, all of these recipes take less than 10 minutes hands on time, plus another ten minutes to bake the pizza recipe.

Of course, feel free to get creative and experiment with whatever herbs, oils, nuts, cheese, veggies, etc. you have on hand.

That goes without saying, right?!

Ready to eat???

Me too!

But first, let me give you 5 good reasons why you should eat Brussels Sprouts…

5 Reasons You Should Eat Brussels Sprouts

  1. POTENTIAL CANCER FIGHTERS–>Although human studies to date have been mixed, Brussels Sprouts and other cruciferous veggies are being studied for their cancer fighting potential, especially breast, lung, prostate, and colorectal.
  2. BONE BOOSTERS–>Did you know 1 cup of cooked Brussels sprouts provides over 200% of your daily value for bone boosting vitamin K? Yep. It does! Just make sure not to over do Brussels sprouts and other vitamin K rich foods if you’re taking anticoagulants. 
  3. DETOX DARLINGS–>Rich in glucosinolates, sulfur, and antioxidants, Brussels sprouts can help jump start our natural detoxification systems, both phase 1 and phase 2 detox. No juice fasts needed!
  4. GUT PROTECTORS–>Research has shown that sulphoraphane, a compound made from glucoraphanin in Brussels sprouts, may help prevent the overgrowth of H Pylori, bacteria responsible for causing stomach ulcers. Note: For anyone following a low FODMAP diet, during the elimination phase try to limit your daily intake to 2 Brussels sprouts. Sorry~hopefully you’ll be able to eat more in the re-introduction phase!
  5. BECAUSE YOUR MAMA TOLD YOU SO!–> No. Scratch that. My mama doesn’t like Brussels sprouts, so she never made me eat them {or any other veggies for that matter} when I was a kid. So, if you’re a parent, never make your kids eat their Brussels sprouts, and they’ll probably love eating ’em later on!

3 Super Simple Gluten Free Brussels Sprouts Recipes

No 1. Avocado Toast with Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Slivered Almonds

Avocado Toast w/ Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Slivered Almonds | Gluten Free Brussels Sprouts Recipes @thespicyrd

INGREDIENTS {Makes 1 serving}

  • 2 slices {gluten-free} bread
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup {or more} shredded Brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Toast bread and drizzle avocado oil on toast slices.
  2. Top toast with avocado slices, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Top avocado toast with shredded Brussels sprouts and slivered almonds.

NO 2. Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Tart Cherries and Toasted Walnuts

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Tart Cherries and Toasted Walnuts | Gluten Free Brussels Sprouts Recipes @thespicyrd

INGREDIENTS {Makes 1 serving}

  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded Brussels sprouts
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons dried tart cherries
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Toast walnuts in a skillet over medium heat for ~2 minutes. Stir constantly to prevent burning.
  2. Remove walnuts from skillet, and set aside in a small bowl. Add olive oil to skillet, along with shredded Brussels sprouts, salt and pepper. Sauté for ~ 2 minutes, then remove Brussels sprouts from skillet, and place on a serving dish.
  3. Top with walnuts, tart cherries, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

NO 3. Brussels Sprouts, Pea, and Cherry Tomato Pizza w/ Parmesan & Fresh Oregano

This Brussels Sprouts, Green Pea, and Cherry Tomato Pizza will quickly become you're new favorite! Topped with Parmesan cheese and fresh oregano, it's absolutely delicious! | Gluten Free Brussels Sprouts recipes @thespicyrd

INGREDIENTS {Makes 2 servings, or 1 if you’re really hungry!}

  • 1 {gluten-free} pizza crust, such as Udi’s
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup shredded Brussels sprouts
  • 1/2 cup cooked green peas
  • 2 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • Crushed red pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven per pizza crust manufacturers directions.
  2. Spread olive oil over pizza crust, and top with minced garlic, shredded Brussels sprouts, peas, and Parmesan cheese. Bake according to instructions.
  3. Remove pizza from oven, and top with tomatoes, oregano, and crushed red pepper. Slice in to 4 pieces, and enjoy 2 slices per serving. Or more 🙂

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Let’s Chat!

Have you tried Trader Joe’s Shredded Shaved Brussels sprouts? What are your favorite gluten free Brussels sprouts recipes? Did your mama {or your papa} make you eat Brussels sprouts {or other veggies} as a kid???

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18 thoughts on “3 Super Simple Brussels Sprouts Recipes + 5 Reasons You Should Eat ‘Em”

  1. You are brilliant my friend! I wish my family liked Brussel Sprouts, I really want to make this shaved salad and now this pizza for Turkey day! I’m actually dividing the day into two meals, that way we can enjoy all kinds of foods in moderation without stuffing ourselves at one meal! I can’t wait, I think it may shock my family but I’ve been warning them it will be different since it’s the first year I get to host! I may be able to sway them with a BS app, like your pizza or toast! I hope to see you soon!

    1. Awww…thanks Liz! And, right back atcha’ 🙂 How fun that you are hosting Thanksgiving this year-no doubt, it will be a delicious feast-Brussels sprouts or not. Let’s plan a hike (or maybe drinks!) soon! xoxo

    1. I know, right?! And,I tried them one more way yesterday-sauteed w/ garlic and olive oil, and seasonsed w/ salt and Pennsylvania pepper, all served on top of leftover polenta with goat cheese. Yum!!!

  2. We’ve been brussels sprouts junkies over here, but haven’t done much experimenting with using them shaved…and I hadn’t seen that version at TJs. So many good ideas here!

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