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Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes are a perfect mix of sweet and savory that would be a great healthier side dish for any holiday party!
Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes are a perfect mix of sweet and savory that would be a great healthier side dish for any holiday party! www.nutritionistreviews.com
Aside from spending time with family, my favorite part of the holidays is the food. Rich, delicious homemade food that you look forward to all year round.

In my family, we have certain foods that we make for each holiday that rarely varies. For Thanksgiving, we have turkey, homemade apple-celery stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet and sour green beans, a relish tray and more. For Christmas Eve, we have Polish food including kielbasa, sauerkraut, pierogi, compote (cooked dried fruit), etc.

Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes are a perfect mix of sweet and savory that would be a great healthier side dish for any holiday party! www.nutritionistreviews.com
Since my siblings and I have been older, we have been helping out with the holiday cooking. For Christmas and Thanksgiving, we each usually bring a dish. This year, my husband and I are hosting Christmas day for about 30-35 people. Luckily, it is potluck so we don't have to worry about cooking everything ourselves.



When it comes to holiday cooking and the dishes that I contribute, I often like to make something healthier. There are already plenty of rich dishes for the meal so I figure, why not add a dish to the meal that not only tastes great but is also good for you. Last year, for Christmas, I made multiple pans of roasted vegetables that went over very well.

Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes are a perfect mix of sweet and savory that would be a great healthier side dish for any holiday party! www.nutritionistreviews.com
This year, I wanted to create a dish that was holiday inspired. I chose vitamin packed roasted Brussels sprouts with sweet potatoes along with toasted pecans for flavor and healthy fats. Thanks to a flavorful orange glaze, I was able to use less oil and topped it all off with Parmesan cheese for flavor and calcium. For reasons to include dairy products in your diet, check out this Milk Means More article. The dish turned out great and is something that I would definitely make again, whether it is for the holidays or not.

Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

Serving size: 1 cup
Servings: ~5
Approximate prep/cook time: 35 minutes
Ingredients:
3 cups Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and cut in half
2 large sweet potatoes, cubed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup pecans
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese

For glaze
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Toss Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes with olive oil and lay out on a baking sheet. Put into oven.
3. Meanwhile, in a small pan, toast pecans for about 3-4 minutes with brown sugar, cinnamon and 2 tablespoons water. Watch carefully as these can burn easily.
4. Whisk glaze ingredients together.
5. After about 10-15 minutes in the oven, flip Brussels and sweet potatoes. Let cook another 10 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.
6. Remove from oven and toss with glaze. Top with pecans and Parmesan.


Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes are a perfect mix of sweet and savory that would be a great healthier side dish for any holiday party! www.nutritionistreviews.com

This is honestly one of my favorite recipes that I've made in awhile. It is so flavorful and I loved the sweet glaze. My husband who is not a fan of sweet potatoes actually loved it. My daughter loved the sweet potatoes but she wasn't so sure about the Brussels sprouts ; )

I doubled my recipe and made a bunch for the week ahead and it stores very well. Just reheat in the microwave and you have a delicious side dish ready to go.

Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes are a perfect mix of sweet and savory that would be a great healthier side dish for any holiday party! www.nutritionistreviews.com

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2 comments:

  1. Chris - @nylonlover69 on IG/TwitterOctober 27, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    I'm not so sure about the brussels sprouts either, but might be willing to give this a try.

    Sweet and sour green beans? Now THERE you have my attention! lol

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  2. This is my type of recipe. Will be making it soon!

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