The Nutritionist Reviews: Garlic Bacon Brussels Sprouts + Country Crock Giveaway -->

Garlic Bacon Brussels Sprouts + Country Crock Giveaway

***The winner of this giveaway is: jedoggett. Thanks for everyone who entered
__________________________________________________________________________________

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays for two reasons: the food and Black Friday. Yes, my dad and I are some of those crazy people out standing in the freezing cold at 5 AM. Thanksgiving food is delicious but can also be very rich. I created a recipe using Country Crock spread to add some green to your meal which providing some awesome flavors. It is not super light due to the bacon but for 1 1/2 lbs of vegetables, there is only 5 small slices of bacon. 

I do not like the feeling of being extremely full after a meal and filling up on a lighter vegetable recipe like this could help avoid those overly full feelings that make you want to nap. 

For some tasty looking Thanksgiving vegetable recipes using Country Crock products check out the Country Crock Chronicle.  The roasted cauliflower is calling my name!
Garlic Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs brussels sprouts
1 tablespoon Country Crock Calcium Plus Vitamin D
5 slices bacon (I used a precooked, just heat in the microwave variety)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions:
1. Slice the end off of the brussels sprouts and cut in half.
2. Boil in water until fairly soft but not overcooked. This took about 12 minutes.
3. Drain water from sprouts and add Country Crock, garlic and chopped pieces of bacon.
4. Cook for about 5 minutes more until browned and the bacon is crispy.

This recipe turned out very well and my husband and I both enjoyed it. The bacon provided a smoky taste that I would definitely recommend.

Giveaway 
Country Crock is generously providing one of my readers with this awesome giveaway package.

It includes: 
Harvest Pumpkin Tiny Taper Holders, Set of 4
Italian Scalloped Bakers, 10" x 6"
13” Wire Baker Rack 

This is a very quick giveaway because the winner needs to be turned in ASAP.

To enter: Mandatory: Leave a comment letting me know what your favorite Thanksgiving dish is.

Extra Entries: 
1. Follow The Nutritionist Reviews on GFC (1 entry).
2. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a link in the comment (1 entry).

This giveaway will end Monday 11/12 at Midnight. It is open to US readers only.

Thank you to Country Crock for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.

186 comments:

  1. I like the mashed potatoes and gravy.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. The turkey itself is actually my favorite part.
    gigicoan@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I tweeted the giveaway:

    https://twitter.com/LadyGDuran/status/265458052113788929

    Twitter name: @LadyGDuran.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love garlic Mashed potatoes.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I make a Sweet Potato Casserole that is one of my favorite dishes EVER! I could eat a whole casserole dish of it. Not that I actually would....Or WOULD I????

    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I follow via GFC!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/hybroanglid/status/265460807024910339

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  8. sheila musselman askinsNovember 5, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    the turkey is my favorite dish at Thanksgiving!

    momma2100 at live dot com

    ReplyDelete
  9. sheila musselman askinsNovember 5, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    GFC= momma2100

    momma2100 at live dot com

    ReplyDelete
  10. sheila musselman askinsNovember 5, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    https://twitter.com/momma2140/status/265461988400963584

    momma2100 at live dot com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I like corn pudding. We make it every year.
    Thanks for the fun giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  12. GFC follower
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love a combo of stuffing and cranberry sauce. I eat them together

    masugr at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  14. GFC follower myw1ldcrazylife
    masugr at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I tweeted https://twitter.com/MyW1ldCrazyLife/status/265472494029377537
    masugr at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  16. my moms stuffing recipe sausage stuffing and dutchess potatoes

    ReplyDelete
  17. I follow on GFC as Ralphie Treats @wikichoco

    ReplyDelete
  18. tweeted it! https://twitter.com/wikichoco/status/265477467152711680

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love stuffing with cranberries and walnuts. Yum!

    ReplyDelete
  20. sweet potatoes. eclairre(At)ymail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  21. My favorite Thanksgiving dish is the Stuffing. Our family recipe has been passed on for generations.

    -Racheal
    rsafier92(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. turkey and dressing!

    frogz60@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. I really enjoy Broccoli and Rice Casserole, one of my absolute favorites!
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Following on twitter @annedoggett
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. tweet https://twitter.com/annedoggett/status/265535860571791360
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. Following via GFC Annette D
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I absolutely live for stuffing on Thanksgiving!

    ReplyDelete
  28. My favorite dish is green bean casserole

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. GFC as mummytotwoboys
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. My favorite is always the stuffing

    apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com
    alyce poalillo

    ReplyDelete
  31. My favorite Thanksgiving side dish is mashed sweet potatoes! YUM!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love turkey! Patricia. yellow_patricia at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  33. My favorite Thanksgiving dish is the cranberry sauce.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Following via GFC as Patricia. yellow_patricia at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  35. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/265589124566745088 yellow_patricia at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  36. I love Old Fashioned Stuffing.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  37. I follow on GFC - janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  38. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/265617977167183874

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  39. I love the oyster stuffing at Thanksgiving

    abantom at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  40. I follow via GFC: abfantom fantom

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  41. My Thanksgiving fave is the stuffing!

    ReplyDelete
  42. My favorite thanksgiving dish is either sweet potato casserole or baked artichoke hearts.

    ReplyDelete
  43. My absolute favorite is the stuffing. I can eat the entire dish by myself.

    Love3570@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  44. My favorite is a baked sweet potato casserole with pecans, so good and healthy!

    ReplyDelete
  45. GFC name is Becky Bryant

    https://twitter.com/MInutritionist/status/265428978364473344

    My favorite dish is the mashed potatoes with gravy, MMMMM.

    ReplyDelete
  46. I love green bean casserole! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  47. I follow you on GFC! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  48. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/ReneeWalters2/status/265704868218548225

    ReplyDelete
  49. My favorite is chicken and sage dressing.

    monster6236 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  50. my fave is the dresssing debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  51. gfc debijackson
    debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  52. i love the turkey its delicious
    mverno@roadrunner.com

    ReplyDelete
  53. Follow The Nutritionist Reviews on GFC

    ReplyDelete
  54. Crock Pot Chicken and Dressing is my favorite.
    brand242003@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  55. I love my grandmother's sweet potato casserole!
    magickalblessings26{at}gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  56. my favorite is sweet potatoes. Thanks for the giveaway.

    president(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  57. I love my mom's fruit salad.
    smchester at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  58. I follow you on GFC as sweetsue.

    ReplyDelete
  59. Pumpkin pie!

    ighmeg at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  60. Cornbread stuffing.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  61. I love candied yams.

    suebee05@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  62. my moms squash haters casserole
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  63. Sweet potato casserole is my favorite Thanksgiving dish!

    ReplyDelete
  64. I love it all! Love turkey!
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  65. GFC - Wendy
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  66. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/ArtsyChaos/status/266008506224750593
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  67. I like sweet potato casserole.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  68. homemade stuffing with almonds and cranberries
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

    ReplyDelete
  69. Google Friends Connect - following you publicly as (Louis)

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

    ReplyDelete
  70. Cinnamon apples, it is the only time of year we make them.

    ReplyDelete
  71. acorn squash is my thanksgiving day favorite!
    amylynnbee22 at gmail

    ReplyDelete
  72. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Amylynnbee22/status/266513652859936768
    amylynnbee22 at gmail

    ReplyDelete
  73. My favorite Thanksgiving dishes are roasted sweet potatoes and my mom's secret sausage stuffing.

    ReplyDelete
  74. I tweeted https://twitter.com/BarrAndTable/status/266589345966862337

    ReplyDelete
  75. I love mashed potatoes and gravy!!

    ReplyDelete
  76. My favorite is cornbread dressing.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  77. I follow via GFC (ellie)
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  78. tweet
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/266602234769457152

    ReplyDelete
  79. I follow you on GFC
    lynnbulk83 at yahoo

    ReplyDelete
  80. tweet
    https://twitter.com/lynnlynnbobin/status/266607423857504257
    lynnbulk83 at yahoo

    ReplyDelete
  81. I love cornbread dressing and giblet gravy!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  82. I like the mashed potatoes and gravy, with stuffing

    ReplyDelete
  83. My favorite dish is sweet potatoes.

    ReplyDelete
  84. My favorite is the casseroles: broccoli cheese casserole and green bean casserole.

    ReplyDelete
  85. I follow through GFC - tarachristinee

    ReplyDelete
  86. I love the broccoli salad and the cornbread dressing.

    ReplyDelete
  87. I love my Mom's cornbread dressing (also known as stuffing)and anything made with Sweet Potatoes!

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

    ReplyDelete
  88. GFC follower


    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

    ReplyDelete
  89. Following via gfc (angelacisco79)angelacisco79(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  90. I love the stuffing, especially with Turkey gravy.

    ReplyDelete
  91. Pumpkin Pie :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  92. I love homemade mashed potatoes and turkey gravy

    ReplyDelete
  93. def. the turkey.
    BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  94. gfc brittney house
    BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  95. My favorite Thanksgiving dish is Sausage Stuffing
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

    ReplyDelete
  96. I am a public follower of yours on GFC (Carolsue).
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

    ReplyDelete
  97. Butternut squash is my favorite dish on Thanksgiving. calvad at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  98. GFC follower Tamar W
    (and email this time: tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com)

    ReplyDelete
  99. I love green bean casserole.


    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  100. My favorite is mashed potatoes.

    tderosa142@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  101. I follow with GFC.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  102. homemade stuffing
    amy16323(at)gmail(Dot)Com

    ReplyDelete
  103. gfc follower
    amy16323(at)gmail(Dot)Com

    ReplyDelete
  104. I follow via GFC! And my email is livinglearningeating AT gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  105. Scalloped potatoes is my fave :)

    ReplyDelete
  106. I love stuffing the most yum!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  107. Following via GFC (hotsnotty2), thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  108. https://twitter.com/Hotsnotty2/status/267755932497375232

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  109. My fave is homemade cranberry sauce
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  110. My favorite is the turkey and stuffing (gotta' have both together). Love all the veggies too. rustysrambles(at)charter(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  111. I follow The Nutritionist Reviews on GFC. rustysrambles(at)charter(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  112. Sweet potatoe cassorole.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  113. I love Watergate salad (or Green Stuff)
    shermie40 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  114. I'm a GFC follower: Michele

    shermie40 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  115. the stuffing sweepmorey at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  116. I like stuffing. YUM or pumpkin pie!
    rusik76@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  117. Gotta have mashed potatoes :)
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  118. broccoli casserole is my favorite thanksgiving dish
    dispatcher_kristy@Hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  119. gfc dispatcher_kristy
    dispatcher_kristy@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  120. My favorite is sweet potatoes. Thanks for the giveaway.

    president(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  121. My favorite Thanksgiving dish is Oyster Cornbread Dressing :)

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  122. Following on GFC as Shay

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  123. Tweet

    https://twitter.com/Grannylove38/status/267921879476629505

    ReplyDelete
  124. twwet https://twitter.com/jtwark/status/267932903986581504

    ReplyDelete
  125. Fresh organic green beans lightly cooked with crimini mushrooms.Add butter when finished and season with granulated onion and salt. I came up with this instead of the regular soup and fried onion green bean recipe. Healthy and really good.

    spcale at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  126. https://twitter.com/dresdenrain/status/268025083711344641

    spcale at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  127. The turkey is my favorite. dottie-c(at)att(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  128. I love Sweet Potatoe Casserole.

    annamarie0203 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  129. Since were newly Gluten,Dairy and sugar free. I have to say SWEET Potato!!

    23hogan@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  130. Turkey of course!

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  131. Hard to say what is my favorite!! I guess the stuffing, I love leftover stuffing

    Thanks for the sweeps

    ReplyDelete
  132. google friend kathy pease
    kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  133. https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/268081582848491520

    ReplyDelete
  134. My favorite is the turkey! We don't do a whole turkey many times a year, so it's always a treat! jenniferpeaslee at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  135. My favorite dish is green bean casserole!

    sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT Com

    ReplyDelete
  136. I love the cranberries.
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  137. My favorite dish is cheesy potatoes!
    MizVickik at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  138. Green bean casserole!!

    tdlsfm(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  139. GFC Follower - Tonya Dean

    tdlsfm(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  140. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  141. Favorite dish? My favorite food at Thanksgiving is the turkey!!

    darkmysticnight(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  142. I follow you via GFC as Carolyn Daley
    darkmysticnight(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  143. stuffing is my favorite!
    lshumack at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  144. I follow you on gfc
    lshumack at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  145. I love the turkey and stuffing. Yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  146. I love the sweet potato casserole I make each year.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  147. I follow on GFC.
    Laura Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  148. My favorite is mashed potatoes.

    ReplyDelete

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you thought of this post! I read and appreciate all comments.