Easy Healthy Snack Recipe: Brussels Sprouts Chips
Summer has meant a lot of BBQs, trips to the beach, pizza, ice cream and eating on the go. The lack of routine has made it hard to stick with healthy eating for myself and for the whole family. As we try to get back into our school routine, I’m making an effort to incorporate healthier snacks into our day-to-day to help us eat for more energy in the afternoon.
Eating for Energy in the Afternoon
I notice that when I eat more processed foods, I feel sluggish and don’t have enough energy to keep up with the kiddos in the afternoon. My mood takes a hit and I have less patience with my kiddos. When I swap the unhealthy afternoon snacks with healthy options, I find that I have so much more energy and patience with everyone.
Healthy Snacks + Apps for Your Daily Routine
I’ve put together a Healthy Snacks + Apps guide to help you get back into a healthier routine to give you more energy to tackle the day. One of my most favorite recipes from this book is Brussels sprouts chips. Check out the recipe below and start snacking on these healthy chips instead of grabbing. The Healthy Snacks + Apps guide includes a dozen yummy recipes, a smart portions guide and healthy swaps to help you eat for more energy.
Benefits of Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are a great source of potassium and vitamin C and vitamin K. The great fiber will help to keep you full without all of the calories from other kinds of chips. Plus, these sprouts chips call for nutritional yeast, which I’m obsessed with. If you haven’t tried nutritional yet, you’ve got to check it out! It’s often used as a cheese alternative in vegan cooking because of its cheesy, nutty flavor.
Brussels Sprouts Chips Recipe
1 lb. (450g) Brussels sprouts
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Pink Himalayan salt
Freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup (25g) nutritional yeast
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Cut stem end from each sprout and remove as many leaves from the sprout as you can
Transfer the leaves to a large rimmed baking sheet. Toss with olive oil until each piece is evenly coated on both sides. Season with salt and pepper.
Spread the Brussels sprouts evenly in a single layer on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the Brussels sprouts are caramelized and starting to become crispy.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with more nutritional yeast, if desired.
Cool for at least 10 minutes before serving – they will become even crispier.
In Health & Wellness,
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Ashley Lillis is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach dedicated to helping women find their own version of healthy through sustainable lifestyle changes.