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Posted by on Jan 5, 2013 in Healthy Dishes | 8 comments

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts

I’m done playing games with this flu. Seriously – sticking the middle finger to it.

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Last night, it appeared that my symptoms were actually getting worse. I’ll spare you the details, but Dave decided to call for reinforcements. After taking a whole new set of meds, I’m still crazy congested, but I’m feeling much better today.

It is taking all my will power not to run. With the Zooma half only 2 weeks away, I’m starting to stress about missing a week of running/working out. I’m going to settle for a long walk with Ob though and avoid anything too physically challenging until tomorrow or Monday. I’m worried if I went out for a run right now I would relapse and end up staying sick longer than necessary. Sometimes being healthy means saying ‘no’ to working out, right?

Even though I’m not breaking a sweat today, I still wanted to fuel my body with some delicious nutrients so I made some brussels sprouts for lunch! Bet you didn’t expect brussels sprouts when I said “delicious nutrients” did you? How’s that for a literary surprise?

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I feel like brussels sprouts get a bad wrap. I personally think they are delicious and misunderstood. Sure – they have a bit of a funky smell, but so does Dave sometimes and I still think he’s great. Brussels sprouts are like that nerd you went to school with. You know, the kid that had no friends and was ridiculously smart…and now that kid is a millionaire and has a gorgeous wife and you lay in bed at night thinking, “Dangit! If I would have just listened to my mother and gone to prom with him instead of going with that weird football player, I would be a star on Real Housewives of New York City right now.”

Brussels sprouts are kind of like that. You think you don’t like them because nobody else likes them…but then one day you see them covered in butter and cheese and being served with a glass of wine and you realize you want in on that action.

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They’re such an easy veggie to make and they’re packed with protein, antioxidants and vitamins.

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts


Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

Yogurt butter

Olive oil

Salt & pepper, to taste

Parmesan Cheese


Coat a non stick pan with olive oil and a dab of yogurt butter. Heat over medium heat and add brussels sprouts. Stir brussels sprouts until they are well coated with oil and butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook for approximately 10 minutes, until slightly brown and wilted. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and allow cheese to melt. Remove from pan.

Serve and enjoy!

cheesy brussels sprouts

If you’re skeptical of the ‘sprouts, just add a generous amount of cheese. Fact: Cheese makes everything better.

I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend filled with long runs, ice cream cones, cupcakes and lots of laughs!





  1. Such a true fact- cheese always makes everything better! What a good guy Dave is to bring you all those things to feel better! Enjoy your long walk with Ob and don’t stress about not running, you have already put in the training and now your body needs a rest!
    Katie @ running4cupcakes recently posted..2012: in reviewMy Profile

    • Thanks, Katie! And you’re right – I think my body just needed rest! I’m glad I opted for just walking Ob yesterday because I feel so much better this morning!

  2. Ha Ha, love this whole post (minus the sick part of course). You are so right & so true though. I personally am obsessed with them, and have no problem admitting that I eat them =)
    Jessie recently posted..Try again TomorrowMy Profile

    • Glad I’m not alone! Fellow brussels sprout lovers unite! haha

  3. LOL your brussel sprouts analogy was so funny i think it might *finally* be the thing that makes me cave in and try them 🙂 ..and yes: being healthy does mean saying “no” to working out (even though i wish there was medicine for the insane amount of GUILT that comes w/doing that lol).. hope you feel better soon, glad i found your blog! ♥
    Jessica @ Prayers and Apples recently posted..Exercise and Mood: The BasicsMy Profile

    • Thanks for dropping by, Jessica! I hope you try brussels sprouts and I hope you love them! 🙂 Let me know how it goes!

      And you’re so right – I struggle with feeling guilty when I fall behind on my exercise routine…especially during the holidays when sweet treats are being consumed throughout the day. I try to remind myself that exercise is something I do for my body’s benefit though and some days my body gets more benefits from resting.

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