Feeling bloated or gassy after having certain vegetables? Cruciferous vegetables include arugula, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, radish and turnips. They are low-calorie and rich in vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients which can help lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing cancer. That being said, cruciferous veggies contain indigestible sugars that are fermented in the large intestine – which can cause bloating or gas. 

These foods are easier to digest if cooked first, rather than consumed raw. If there is a certain veggie that you enjoy, but causes you discomfort try having it in smaller portions and mixing with other foods like this brussel sprout, butternut squash mix! If you are having an issue nailing down what food may be causing you discomfort it is always recommended to work with a professional. Reach out today and get help from one of TNT’s top health professionals! 

You will need:

– 3 cups brussels sprouts

– 1 Tbsp olive oil

– salt and pepper to taste

– 1 ½ lb butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed (about 3 cups)

– 1 Tbsp olive oil

– 3 Tbsp maple syrup

– 1 tsp cinnamon

– 1 cup dried cranberries

1. Preheat oven to 400. Line two different baking sheets with foil and lightly grease. 

2. On one baking sheet combine the brussel sprouts, olive oil, salt and pepper and mix until combined. 

3. On the other baking sheet combine the butternut squash, olive oil, maple syrup, and cinnamon and mix until combined.

4. Bake for 20-25 minutes 

5. Assemble in a large bowl by combining brussels sprouts, butternut squash and cranberries

Makes 4 Servings

Exchanges: 2 Veg, 1.5 Starch, 1 Fruit, 1 Fat

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