One of My Fall (or anytime, really) Favorites: Brussels Sprouts!

Truth: I didn’t start eating them until I was living in NYC after college. I must’ve tried someone’s side dish at some point, but now I can’t imagine Fall (or more of the year) without these little round leafy balls. 

Brussels sprouts are a nutrient-dense veggie – full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to support your health. They’re also a great source of glucosinolates, which convert to another compound called sulphorophanes to help your body’s detoxification pathways, reduce inflammation and more.

Another truth: I used to order them to-go from restaurants because I didn’t know how to make them very well (they came out squishy, smelly and generally not very appetizing). Poorly-made Brussels sprouts are probably where that notorious “ick” factor originated.

Here’s how I make them now, and they come out delicious. Plus, it’s super simple. 

What you need:

  • Brussels sprouts (16 oz, or really however much you want!)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Medium-large glass baking dish (medium works great for ~16 oz)


  1. Preheat your oven to 425. 
  2. Rinse the Brussels sprouts and peel off any brownish/funky leaves. 
  3. Pat dry.
  4. Cut each one in half lengthwise (i.e., through the bottom). 
  5. Add the halved sprouts all to your glass baking dish, drizzle with olive oil (not too much – a light drizzle over the top is fine) and sprinkle with sea salt.
  6. Mix them all together a bit, them flip them so they’re all flat-side down in the glass dish (most of them should naturally be that way already). 
  7. Roast in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, checking towards the end of cooking. (They should be soft and the flat side should look golden.)
  8. When you remove them from the oven, immediately use a spatula to flip them all over (so they don’t burn/stick to the dish – just move them around the dish a little).


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