Brussels Sprouts Get a Bad Rap

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Am I right? Brussels sprouts get such a bad rap!

From the time that we are little kids, I think we are programmed to think brussels sprouts are “gross.” I know I didn’t want to eat them! I’m sure my response was something like: “Brussels spouts?! Ewww, gross!” But, I’ve come along way since then. Brussels sprouts, especially roasted, are one of my favorite veggies ever.


Turnips also get a bad rap, don’t they? I never liked them as a kid.


Tonight, I did something really crazy and combined the two “hated” veggies into one dish. I’m sure there are a few kids out there who are totally grossed-out right now! 😉


Thanks to some Roasted Garlic Mustard and leftover pesto, my brussels sprouts + turnip experiment turned out really well.


Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Turnip


  • 10 ounces brussels sprouts
  • 1 medium turnip
  • 1/4 cup roasted garlic mustard (or other variety)
  • 2 tbsp pesto
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • S + P


  • Preheat oven to 375* F
  • Slice brussels sprouts in half and cut turnip into bite-size pieces


  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl




  • Spread brussels sprouts and turnip on a baking sheet


  • Bake for 35-40 minutes
  • Allow to cool before serving



Mmm! Roasted veggies are the best– even brussels sprouts and turnips! 😉


With the roasted veggies, I also had a piece of toasted whole wheat bread with Pulled BBQ Shreds on top. It was a good dinner tonight!


For “dessert,” I ate a million gum drops. I forgot how much I like these things!



After dinner, Mal and I headed to Body Pump with our friends Dave and Marie. It’s so nice having friends to workout with. Of course, it’s great motivation, but it’s also fun to catch up before and after class.

Body Pump was sooooo tough tonight! We did BP 72 in its entirety and the lunge track totally kicked my butt! I actually felt lightheaded halfway through the track, which has never happened to me. Maybe my mini Body Pump hiatus last week is now affecting me?

In the end, I made it through class just fine. My legs are totally exhausted now, but in a I-worked-really-hard way. Let’s just say that I am going to sleep like a baby tonight!


Mal and I just turned on American Idol and we’re sipping some chocolate protein shakes. I made mine with non-fat milk and a bunch of ice cubes. It’s exactly what I need after this evening’s butt-kicking workout.


Good night! See ya in the morning!

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