Let's be honest. January 31 celebrates a vegetable that is not on everyone's favorite food list. It's Eat Brussels Sprouts Day, an annual food holiday that encourages folks to give Brussels sprouts a second, third or fourth chance.
Whether you love 'em or well, not so much, these miniature members of the cruciferous family are really good for you! High in protein, iron and potassium, Brussels sprouts also contain Vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants.
In honor of Eat Your Brussels Sprouts Day, why not whip up one or two of the recipes listed below? Who knows, you may actually like them once you give them a try. Go ahead - you can do it!
Brussels Sprout Recipes That Don't Suck!
Grilled Brussels Sprouts - Alton Brown shares this 5-star grilled recipe.
Whole Wheat Pasta with Brussels Sprouts - This top-rated recipe, from Martha Stewart, calls for whole wheat pasta, olive oil, mushrooms, garlic cloves, lemon zest and juice and Brussels sprouts.
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Raisins - This recipe, from Bon Appetit, calls for bacon, Brussels sprouts, olive oil, golden raisins, a shallot, chicken broth, unsalted butter and apple cider vinegar.
Cauliflower Soup, Crispy Brussels Sprouts and Smoky Salmon Roe Recipe - Soup's on! This 5-star recipe, from Tyler Florence, is perfect for chilly days
January 31 is also Brandy Alexander Day, National Hot Chocolate Day, Scotch Tape Day and Backward(s) Day!