Healthy family recipe: How ‘Bout Them Apples-With Sprouts

Elizabeth Coover, RD, LDN is a clinical dietitian in the Healthy Weight Program for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Brussels sprouts are like mini cabbages and are delicious grilled, roasted, stir fried and steamed. In this simple recipe, the apples add a hint of sweetness that brings out the flavor of the sprouts. Give it a try!

How ‘Bout Them Apples-With Sprouts


  • 1 pound of fresh Brussels sprouts (thawed, frozen works too)
  • 1 apple (Fuji or Honeycrisp work best, but any kind is fine.)
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Trim the sprouts (remove outside leaves and cut off the tough ends). Cut larger sprouts into quarters and smaller sprouts into halves.
  3. Remove the core and seeds of the apple and dice into small chunks.
  4. Combine the Brussels sprouts and apple on a non-stick baking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil evenly over the sprouts and apple. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Bake the Brussels sprouts and apples in the oven for about 20-25 minutes until sprouts are soft and tender.

Serving size: around 1 cup

Recipe makes about 3-4 servings

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