Whole30 Recipes – Mmmm, Steamed Brussels Sprouts!

See how I take liberties with my A to Z letters? It’s hard sometimes, okay?

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Steamed vegetables are the best way to cook a vegetable. There, I said it! It keeps them flavourful and the texture is just to die for. It also can snazz up a routine, especially on a veggie-heavy Whole30. Super green veggies end up bright and intense flavoured when steamed, and that’s why brussels sprouts are my favourite! With broccoli and asparagus as close seconds.

I use a Tupperware Smart Steamer to steam everything in the microwave, if you don’t know about this fabulous product check it out, it is a must in my kitchen. But if you’re using a regular stovetop steamer, these directions will still apply to you.

If you don’t have a steamer and you’re on a budget, they have them at most dollar stores, and they’re so worth it for flavourful vegetables. Some fruits steam well too, such as pears, peaches, apples, or pineapple.

Sometimes I just want a giant bowl of brussels sprouts for lunch or dinner, and hubby isn’t into them, so it’s going to be all me. But this works as a side dish too. It’s simple but delicious.

Here’s what you’ll need:
-Frozen or fresh brussels sprouts
-Homemade bone broth (I like duck, but chicken and beef work really well too!)
-Clarified butter
-Sea salt and pepper
-Paprika
-Garlic powder

To start, fill your steamer with the sprouts. Then use the bone broth instead of water in your reservoir. This will infuse the vegetables with a rich flavour!

Steam your sprouts until desired doneness. Be cautious of the steam while you move the sprouts into a bowl. Put a nice dollop of butter on the sprouts, as well as a sprinkling of sea salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Give it a good shake or stir, until the butter is melted and everything is evenly mixed.

Now taste one. Try not to die of deliciousness.

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