These roasted Brussels sprouts have an amazing caramelized flavor. The balsamic vinegar and fresh thyme provide a fresh, earthy flavor that will make an ordinary side dish spectacular! They are very easy to make, but present beautifully – looking like you spent a lot of time in preparation. Don’t leave out the toasted almonds for added texture and flavor. One serving equals one cup of cooked vegetable and covers your vegetable and 1/2 fat for one meal.



8 cups Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and halved

2 Tbsp. avocado oil

1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme (can be optional)

Himalayan sea salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

2 Tbsp. organic balsamic vinegar

2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup toasted chopped or slivered almonds


Preheat oven to 425⁰F.

In a large bowl toss trimmed Brussels sprouts with oil, thyme, sea salt and pepper. Spread them out in a single layer on a large baking sheet lined with parchment or baking stoneware. Roast for 25 minutes, stirring once.

Mix the balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil until well-blended, then pour over the Brussels sprouts and gently mix.

Place in a serving bowl and top with toasted almonds.