Healthy snacks are the hardest recipes to find in my opinion. Either they are just raw veggies and fruit, take forever to make, or are another smoothie recipe! This recipe is super quick, and the only time it takes is popping the toothpick in the brussels sprout and waiting for them to bake. Plus, they can be microwaved later in the week for further enjoyment!
1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
24 medium Brussels sprouts
12 slices nitrite-free turkey bacon, cut in half
24 wooden toothpicks, soaked in water
½ tsp. ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Line large baking sheet with foil. Set aside.
Combine maple syrup and vinegar in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.
Wrap each Brussels sprout tightly with half slice of bacon. Secure with a toothpick.
Arrange Brussels sprouts on prepared baking sheet so that they are not touching.
Brush bacon with maple syrup mixture. Sprinkle with pepper.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until brussels sprouts are tender-crisp and bacon is crisp.
Remove toothpicks before serving.
Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, ½ Red
2B Mindset Plate: A great veggie and protein as part of lunch or dinner. Also, makes a great snack(tional).
Recipe and photo from Beachbody's blog here.