Are Brussels Sprouts the Next Kale?

Packed with vitamins and nutrients, Brussels sprouts may just be the next big thing

Braised, boiled, broiled, steamed, or sautéed, Brussels sprouts are here to stay.

Trendy Kale. Kale has held a dear place in our diets for some time now. But there’s more than one superfood out there, and it’s time to overcome your life-long fear and give Brussels sprouts a try.

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Branch Out. Brussels sprouts come on a long stalk, which looks really cool. To prep them, just cut the individual sprouts off the stalk. Peel off the outer layer of leaves and trim the stem. Then get cooking.

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Pre-packaged. If that seemed like a lot of work to you, go for the 10-ounce pre-packaged containers of trimmed and cleaned Brussels sprouts.

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Full of Fiber. They’re seriously so good for you. Brussels sprouts are part of the same nutrient-packed family as kale and cabbage, and are a great source of fiber, vitamins C and K, and are a good source of vitamin B6.

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Better with Bacon. On their own, Brussels sprouts are slightly bitter; but as with almost everything else, they’re way better with bacon.

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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.