Brussels sprouts are hearty with a strong, nutty flavor. Enjoy them raw and shredded in a salad or roasted with a drizzle of olive oil. You can purchase a fresh Brussels sprout stalk, which hosts small heads neatly aligned side by side in rows, or you can buy a bag of loose sprouts, fresh or frozen.
Brussels sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable that is low in carbohydrates with lots of filling fiber. Many Brussels sprouts recipes call for bacon, butter, or maple syrup, quickly racking up the saturated fat and sugar content. Be mindful of your preparation to get the maximum benefits from this nutritional powerhouse.