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Keto Cranberry Pecan Brussels Sprouts

by KetoFocus.com
4.5 Stars (2 Reviews)
Nutrition Facts

4

Servings

169

Calories

13.6g

Fat

2g

Protein

6.4g

Net Carbs

Keto cranberry pecan brussels sprouts are a keto holiday side dish is also a brilliant way to prep your tummy for all the drool-worthy turkey and the pies.

Keto Cranberry Pecan Brussels Sprouts Ingredients

  • 2 cups brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 2 heaping tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ChocZero Maple Syrup

Keto Cranberry Pecan Brussels Sprouts Directions

  • 1
    In a large mixing bowl toss together the brussels sprouts, pecans and cranberries.
    a measuring bowl with brussels sprouts pecans and cranberries
  • 2
    In a small bowl whisk together the oil, garlic salt, pepper and sugar-free syrup. Toss the brussels sprouts with the syrup mixture.
    brussels sprouts and cranberries in a bowl with a sauce nearby
  • 3
    Oven Instructions - Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spread brussels sprouts over a sheet pan and roast for 35 to 40 minutes until crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Shake pan periodically to cook evenly.
  • 4
    Air Fryer Instructions - Add brussels sprouts mixture to the basket of an air fryer. Air fry at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

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crispy brussels sprouts in a serving dish

The holiday season is upon us, which means loads and loads of tasty but carb loaded food. If you are anything like me, the excitement of festive food dulls when you think of all the extra exercise and diets that will ensue. So, here is a solution – keto cranberry pecan brussels sprouts. Easy to make and tasty, you can serve it as a keto holiday side dish to add a pinch of health to your festive dining table.

a tray of holiday brussels sprouts on a plater on a wooden board

The holidays mean a lot of work – cleaning, decorating, deciding the menu, and more. Meaning? No time for breakfast or lunch. Well, my keto thanksgiving side dish is here to your rescue. Not only is it delicious with cranberries and nutritious with sprouts, but also quick to make. Mix, whisk, and air fry is all it takes. No fancy ingredients are needed, either.

a side dish of cranberry brussel sprouts for the holiday dinner table

Are Brussels Sprouts Keto?

Yes, brussels sprouts are keto and make a nutritious addition to your keto diet because of their low carb content. Depending on which other ingredients you mix in your brussels sprouts, they have approximately 6g carbs per 0.5 cup, of which 2g is fiber. Keto Brussels sprouts also provide Vitamin K and Vitamin C.

a bunch of brussels sprouts in a colander to wash

Health Benefits of Brussels Sprouts

There are many reasons why keto brussels sprouts benefit your health. Here are top 6 of those health benefits to keep in mind when cooking and enjoying this keto holiday side dish.

  • Nutrition-packed: If you were looking for a nutritious keto thanksgiving side dish to treat your kids, Brussels sprouts are it. It contains a high amount of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, folate, and magnesium. Vitamin K speeds up blood clotting, C boosts cell health for better immunity, and A maintains good eye health.
  • Rich in Antioxidants: Keto brussels sprouts have an impressive amount of antioxidant content, especially that of kaempferol. They lower your risk of chronic diseases by reducing oxidative stress in cells and promote good health.
  • High in Fiber: On average, every 6g of Brussels sprouts pack 2g of fiber that benefits blood sugar level, aids the digestive system, and helps feed the good gut bacteria tied to immunity, anti-inflammation, and good mood.
  • Natural Detoxifier: Besides packing high amounts of antioxidants, keto Brussels sprouts contain compounds that help deactivate harmful chemicals or remove them from the body more quickly. There are also sulfur compounds that can reduce ulcer risk.
  • Contains ALA Omega-3: If you do not eat fish or seafood, the keto Brussels sprouts is an excellent way to get your fill of ALA Omega-3 fatty acids.

a plate of cranberry and pecan brussels sprouts on a wooden board

How to Trim Brussels Sprouts?

Trimming brussels sprouts is super easy. Start with washing them under running water till they look clean. Then use a sharp knife to cut off the tough stem at the end of each sprout. Clip away yellow or damaged leaves too. Once done, cut them lengthwise in the middle, from the tip to the trimmed end. That’s it. It’s all done.

a bowl of whole brussels sprouts that need to be trimmed with a knife

Make-Ahead Keto Holiday Side Dish

Brussels sprouts is yet another convenient make-ahead dish. You can prepare it two to three days in advance and store it in the refrigerator. When ready to eat, reheat the side dish in the oven or an iron skillet. Add a little broth or olive oil when reheating to prevent it from going dry in the process.

Perfectly Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Here are some helpful tips to get the best roasted keto brussels sprouts:

  • To make the brussels crispier, spread them across the pan in a way that there are not touching each other. Overcrowding can cause a steaming effect instead of roasting.
  • To maintain an even texture, cut all sprouts in a way that all pieces are of similar sizes.
  • To keep the brussels sprouts soft inside and crispy outside, preheat the oven and roast them at a high temperature like 425°F.

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Annie Lampella

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