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Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds

A beautiful holiday side dish, bright red pomegranate seeds make delicious crispy caramelized Brussels sprouts pop with festive flair. 

A beautiful holiday side dish, bright red pomegranate seeds make delicious crispy caramelized Brussels sprouts pop with festive flair. | @TheFoodieDietitian

Is anyone else still at square one for holiday menu planning or is it just me? I mean, helloooooo, did we not just finish planning our Thanksgiving menus? I’m here to help make your holiday menu planning a wee bit easier. With a side dish that’s so beautiful, your guests will be saying caroling “Martha, who?”

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Do you like Brussels sprouts? If the answer is no, have you tried roasting them? Many of my nutrition clients come to me saying they hate vegetables, especially Brussels sprouts. I always recommend to my clients to roast their veggies in the oven (hint: you can even roast fruits!) to bring out a delicious nutty, caramelized flavor. Brussels sprouts are transformed when you roast them. And when they’re all browned and crispy, some (or maybe just me) might even go so far to call these sprouts sexy.

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During winter (and especially during the holidays), I love using pomegranate seeds. Not only are they deliciously juicy and packed with antioxidants, they’re so bright and festive, adding flair to any holiday dinner table.

Need more pomegranate seeds in your life? Check out these recipes below:

Wild Blueberry Pomegranate Bruschetta

Wild Blueberry Pomegranate Bruschetta

Holiday Winter Salad with Pomegranate and Satsuma

Holiday Winter Salad with Pomegranate and Satsuma

Ready for the recipe for Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds? I’m blogging it over at my friend Lindsay’s blog – The Lean Green Bean – today! Be sure to head on over and check it out!

I’m a nutrition coach and yoga teacher helping people to learn to love food again. I love cooking, taking pictures of my food and traveling around the world. Follow my blog for delicious, seasonal vegetarian recipes and simple strategies to bring more yoga and mindfulness into your life. And check out my e-book to learn how to improve your health through nutrition and yoga. Show me what deliciousness you make! Tag me @karalydonRD on Instagram.


  1. These look amazing! I am obsessed with pomegranates right now.

  2. This is so beautiful! I just made a batch with cranberries 🙂

  3. I’m obsessed with pomegranate seeds right now and love brussels sprouts so I’ll have to try this! Plus, it’s sooooo pretty 🙂

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