This is a MIRACLE RECIPE! As I mentioned, I have been reading “Eat to Live” by Joel Fuhrman, and I am trying to make major changes in our diet, one of which is to make sure that we greatly increase our green vegetable intake.
I originally made this recipe with no intention of putting it on LTY because I didn’t think that Little Frances would touch it! If any of you have read the book, you know that I took a few liberties with his recommendations (namely I added salt and a little bit of parmesan cheese), but between that and the recipe, we managed to get Little Frances to GOBBLE, and I mean GOBBLE down Brussels sprouts! Amazing.
Not only that, this recipe is so easy, I cannot say enough good things about it. Try it, try it, try it!
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts
- 14 ounces baby spinach
- 1/4 cup water
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small onions, chopped
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can no or low salt chopped tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon Dr Fuhrman’s VegiZest or other no-salt seasoning
- Steam the Brussels sprouts and spinach for 8 minutes, or until the Brussels sprouts are almost tender.
- Meanwhile, heat the water in a large pot and water sauté the garlic and onion until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
- Add the Brussels sprouts and spinach, chopped tomatoes, and VegiZest.
- Simmer for 10 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings
- Since I do not have VegiZest or another no-salt seasoning (I have ordered some for future use), I just used a little bit of salt, some pepper, onion powder, and a dash of cayenne pepper.
- I only had frozen spinach and Brussels sprouts, and it turned out fine. I used much less than 14 ounces since frozen spinach is more concentrated than baby spinach.
- Although the recipe doesn’t call for it, and is also not recommended, I did sprinkle a little bit of parmesan on this for added flavor.
Timing: If you used a no salt seasoning, this can be introduced as early as 9 months, as long as it is will mashed or pureed before serving.
Difficulty Rating: 2 out of 5!!! It dirties two pots, that’s the only reason it gets a 2. Its really so simple and fast. It’s the perfect side dish.
Epicute Rating: Yummy in the Tummy! <----- See left side of the page for descriptions.
I believe the word I am looking for is shovel! Look at Little Frances go!