I Got Dave to Eat Brussels Sprouts!

posted by Andrea | 12/5/2017
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When it comes to eating vegetables, Dave and I are both fairly “boring”. We enjoy (and eat lots of) cooked broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, corn, beans, and sweet potatoes. We also like lettuce salads and raw peppers, carrots, sugar snap peas, tomatoes, and cucumbers.

That said, we aren’t picky eaters, so we’ll eat (almost) any type of vegetable if someone else cooks for us.

I say “almost” because Dave is NOT a fan of cabbage, brussels sprouts, or other cruciferous vegetables (besides broccoli). He won’t even try them when I make them at home.

However, thanks to one of our recent Blue Apron meal deliveries, I actually got him to eat a decent amount of brussels sprouts — and he admitted they “weren’t bad”. I’ll take it! 🙂

I guess I had never previously thought of incorporating brussels sprouts into a pasta dish; I always think to roast them. However, the Pasta and Pork Bolognese I made a couple weeks ago was fantastic, and SO simple — probably because all the Blue Apron meals come with pre-portioned ingredients so I don’t need to measure anything or worry about forgetting something at the store!

I almost chose a different recipe for our delivery (there are 8 recipes to choose from each week) because I wasn’t sure if Dave would like the brussels sprouts, but I’m glad we gave it a try!

Who knows… I might try incorporating brussels sprouts into a few more recipes.

I think there was enough meat and other ingredients in this dish that the brussels sprouts were easier for him to tolerate!

I really liked this recipe — especially since I got to eat the leftovers the next day for lunch!

Dave and I have been using and enjoying our Blue Apron deliveries for several years now — usually ordering once a month, depending on what the menu selection is and what our weekly schedules looks like.

The nice thing with Blue Apron is that it only takes 3 seconds to switch or cancel an order online, and you can skip as many weeks as you want and start back up again when you need a little meal planning inspiration, just want to try something new, or have an extra busy week — like over the holidays!

Would you like to liven up your weekly menu with a few FREE meals?

Blue Apron is offering 3 free meals (with the purchase of 3 meals) to anyone who places their first order via this link!!

NOTE: It’s essentially $30 off your order which is normally $60 — so 50% off!!

This could also be a fabulous clutter-free holiday gift for anyone who enjoys cooking, anyone who wants to learn more about cooking, anyone with a busy schedule and no time for meal planning… or essentially, for anyone who eats food!

And since the Blue Apron recipes are pre-portioned using nutritious ingredients, it might just be the perfect way kick off the New Year with a healthier start!

What are your thoughts on brussels sprouts?!?

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Blue Apron deliveries. All opinions are my own.

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14 comments

  1. Debbie

    12/06/2017

    I love brussel sprouts! I’ve roasted them in the oven with this recipe called Dijon Roasted Brussel Sprouts and it’s delicious. The only problem is that it makes me flatulent as well as my husband. That’s the only reason we don’t eat it often.

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  2. Julie

    12/06/2017

    I would like to know how many people your Blue Apron order would feed? We have similar things here in Australia. Hello Fresh and Marley Spoon, are two that I can think of. Their portion sizes are tiny and would not feed my family of 2 adults and 3 teenagers.

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    Andrea Reply:

    we’ve been getting the 2-person meals lately and they are more than enough for Dave and myself. When we do get the family plan, it’s plenty for our small kids — but not sure about 3 teens!!

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  3. Barb

    12/05/2017

    I have never liked brussel sprouts since I was forced to eat them as a kid. However, I think it would be interesting to try them roasted and see if I like them now.

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  4. Gillian Delledonne

    12/05/2017

    Try them roasted, with olive oil,salt and pepper. For an added kick toss in some diced bacon. Dave just might change his view on sprouts.

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes, we’ve done this before. Our kids still won’t touch them, but Dave and I really like most veggies roasted!

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  5. Shelly

    12/05/2017

    Although I “thought” I did not like brussel sprouts (I was never an adventurous eater as a child), when I tried them roasted a few years ago, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I loved them! Now, when I roast them (just olive oil, salt and pepper) I usually roast them almost to the point of burned… I like them very dark! 🙂

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    Andrea Reply:

    roasted sprouts are pretty good — and yes, I like them almost burned too. Nice and crunchy!

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  6. Debbie

    12/05/2017

    My husband grew up hating brussel sprouts because his mom used to cook them by boiling them (“to death”), but discovered that he did indeed like them if they were cooked differently. He had them in some ramen noodles and loved it, and then I roasted them with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar and he liked them that way, too!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yeah, boiled brussels sprouts are the worst! We do like them roasted and MIXED IN recipes (not as much as a stand-alone veggie)

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  7. Nellie

    12/05/2017

    My kids think it’s soo strange that broccoli and sprouts are considered the ”worst of all veggies”. They love anything from the brassica family, kale, all kinds of cabbage, even swede (which is a personal un-favorite of mine) but above and beyond all broccoli and sprouts. To them a perfect meal would be roasted broccoli and sprouts with garlic sauce. When my son was little he called them ”my antioxidants”. I know, he’s a nerd 🙂

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    Andrea Reply:

    haha – that’s awesome! lucky you with kids who love their veggies!!

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  8. Avia

    12/05/2017

    We’re big fans of brussel sprouts in my house. I almost always but them in quarters, coat with olive oil, plenty of kosher salt and sometimes other spices. I roast them (usually with other veggies) in the oven on high heat. I like them when the outside starts getting crunchy. I tried Blue Apron once and really enjoyed it. I’m going to have to start using them again!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yay — yes, give them a try again! Their recipes are amazing!

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