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Featured Recipe: Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Turkey Bacon

11.14.2012

These brussel sprouts get a healthy makeover by substituting turkey bacon for traditional pork bacon (fewer calories and zero saturated fat!) and cutting down on the oil.  A great way to indulge without the added calories and fat!

Ingredients
2 slices turkey bacon, diced
1 lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine all ingredients in an ovenproof baking dish and toss gently, making sure to distribute the bacon evenly throughout. Roast, stirring once halfway through, until tender and beginning to brown (about 40 minutes). Remove from oven and serve immediately, scraping brown bits from bottom of pan.

Nutritional Info
Servings: 4
Calories per serving: 96
Fat per serving: 4g

Recipe courtesy of Victoria Stein Feltman, MS, RD of Back to Basics Nutrition
Vicky is a nutritionist, writer, and health and fitness enthusiast, living, eating, and exercising in New York City. As a busy mom, Vicky understands the challenges of eating well and staying healthy.  Through her private practice, Back to Basics Nutrition, she takes a lifestyle-focused approach to achieving optimal health, with an emphasis on the basics - how to buy, prepare, and enjoy fresh, local, unprocessed foods. Vicky was previously the nutritionist at New York Children’s Health Project (NYCHP), a food editor at O, the Oprah magazine, and a frequent contributor to AOL Health and AOL Food, writing about the latest nutrition and fitness news and trends and develops healthy meal plans and recipes.

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