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Why should we make the conscious choice to only choose seasonal foods? According to scientists, researchers, and natural health experts, it is important to eat with the cycles of nature and to try and consume food that was grown at the time you are eating it. Eating seasonally is not only better for your health, it also promotes balance with the earth’s resources. The changing of the seasons is a source of natural diversity that should be embraced rather than combated.

Brussels sprouts are in season during the colder months, so here is a quick and easy dish to take advantage of this delicious vegetable. You can prepare it as a side with your holiday meals to share with your friends and family.

Ingredients:

  • 5 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 lbs. brussels sprouts, halved and thinly sliced (about 8 cups)
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese, for serving

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, 2 teaspoons of salt, and 1 teaspoon of pepper until they are combined.
  2. Add brussels sprouts and toss them until they are completely coated.
  3. Let it sit. Toss the salad occasionally for at least 20 minutes and up to 4 hours before you serve it.
  4. Add almonds and pomegranate seeds and garnish with shaved Parmesan cheese before serving.
  5. It is time to enjoy!

Recipe Courtesy of: Delish

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