Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Recipe!

Happy New Year!! :-)  It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but it’s been a nice break!  Since I last left you, we’ve done a kitchen remodel…

Before

 

Fuzzy, but After

 

I had a big, huge, milestone birthday…

Cracking up on my bday with Uncle Bob and my besties!

Most awesome cake ever, made by Melissa

 

 

Birthdays and Christmas came and went…

Stockings were hung by the chimney with care....

 

How cute is my nephew?

 

I’ve also become a little addicted to Pinterest – anyone else having this problem?? :-)

So I have tried a few recipes – some were winners, some not so much.

I thought I’d post this one to get your New Year off to a yummy, healthy start!  I don’t know why this one was so intriguing to me.   I just never thought to pair Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes together, so I was dying to try this one.  It was a hit – especially with my 14 year old, who kept asking me if he could have more “cabbage heads” and asking why we don’t have these more often!  Who knew?  If you are “iffy” on Brussels sprouts, I dare you to try this recipe. :-)  You will probably really love it!

Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes
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Recipe type: Main
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: about 3
Great sweet potato and Brussels sprout recipe. If you are feeding 4 or more, I would definitely double this!
Ingredients
  • Serves 2
  • 10-15 Brussels sprouts, cut into quarters or halves, depending on how large they are (I quartered most)
  • 1 large sweet potato, diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp roasted garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp butter (optional, but I used)
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place quartered Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes in a baking pan. Coat with olive oil, sea salt, thyme and roasted garlic. If desired throw in a little melted butter. Mix well. Roast for 25 -30 minutes, removing halfway to stir.
  3. Serve with cooked quinoa and a salad!

For dessert that night, I let the boys have some coconut yogurt.  Vanilla is normally their favorite flavor, but our yogurts seemed to have separated.  I buy this yogurt all the time and I LOVE it!!  However, I am REALLY curious to know if anyone else is experiencing this problem.  We have had yogurt after yogurt that are just fine, but we’ve also had our fair share that look this way.  Thumbs down.  Not sure what to do, except maybe email So Delicious, and ask them what is up!  It might be OK to eat them this way, but it’s sure not as enjoyable.

Thumbs down on the separated yogurt...

Later in the week, I thought I would make a dessert that I also saw on Pinterest.  Although the title was Chocolate Granola Bars, the outcome was a bit more like Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fudge.  Perhaps it is because I used Almond Butter.  Perhaps it was my Cosmo? I’m not sure.  I’ll link to the recipe here  – and below is the pic I took.  Really, don’t mind the Cosmo in the background. :-) Hopefully it didn’t influence the outcome.  The dessert was delicious!!!  It’s just that it wasn’t quite the texture I was hoping for, and it sure didn’t look like the picture on Pinterest, so I ended up tossing most of it.  The last thing I need is “fudge” lying around.  JennyJenn and I are both training for Dallas’ Rock and Roll ½ Marathon – so anything Fudgelike is just out of my house right now!  I’ll post more about my training in upcoming days.  I happened to have all of the ingredients in my pantry – so it was fun to try it – but I won’t re-make it.  Maybe someone is trying to tell me something with the whole dessert flop thing. ;-)

Chocolate Granola Bars?? Or Oatmeal Fudge...

I hope you all are off to a good, healthy start this year!  In my next post, I’ll let you know how this turned out!

Chili Lime Chicken Tacos

Chili Lime Chicken Tacos!

Definitely another family hit…. :-)

Happy 2012!!

~Kim

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About Kim

I am the mother of two wonderful kiddos, Allen and Zane - and happily married to Lance (HealthyDaddy). :) I love learning about healthy eating and my journey led me to finding a way to keep all of this truly exciting information in one place. I found that I was forgetting recipes that I loved a year ago - or misplacing them. This website is a way to keep it together, while sharing with the world (Or the 5 people who will read this!) what I have learned. I'm trying to change the world...or at least our eating habits...one meal at a time. :)

Comments

  1. Jennifer Baldwin says:

    Looks delish and the chili lime tacos look great too :)

  2. Melissa says:

    I knew that your new kitchen looked FABULOUS…but, seeing the side to side photos…WOW! :) The sweet potato & brussels recipe looks super good…we will be trying that one soon! xo! :)

  3. Tina says:

    The sweet potato and brussels recipe was great, but I did not get such pretty results. Did you cover the pan with foil before baking? Mine got pretty charred and a little dried out. I did not cover the pan. Thanks for sharing this!

    • Kim says:

      Hi Tina,
      No I did not cover the pan, but I did put them on the lower rack (our heating element is on top). I wonder if your oven cooks hotter than mine. Maybe try to turn down the temp about 25 degrees and try again? Be sure to check them – I considered mine “done” when the sweet potatoes were soft.
      Hope that helps! :)
      Kim

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