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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Brussels with Lemony Mustard Sauce

If you are like me, the holidays were not kind. Too many little cheats, too much of even the good stuff. January is typically devoted to weight loss around here. Since we low carb year round, just relying on a low carb diet doesn't produce many results at this stage. Some of us unfortunates have to reduce calories as well if we want to fit comfortably into the skinny jeans. Enter this recipe.

It is quick and really full of zing! I can't promise you that avowed brussel sprout haters will become fans, but the lemon and sweet mustard do add another flavor. No fat and just 1 carb for the whole Tablespoon of lemon juice.

Brussels with Lemony Mustard Sauce
1 pound fresh or frozen brussel sprouts
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Tablespoon deli style mustard
1 packet truvia
salt and pepper to taste

Boil or steam the sprouts until tender. Drain well and stir drizzle the lemon juice over them. Toss lightly. Stir in the sweetener and the mustard until they are evenly coated. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.

How simple is that? When you don't have time for roasted brussel sprouts, my absolute favorites, or the calories for a cheese sauce, this is great. Combined with a blackened chicken breast, these little beauties made a great meal. Hurray for skinny jeans food that tastes this good.


Joan said...

Yum, I know these will be good and I can't wait to try them. They would be good with about anything, but I am thinking pork chops!

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