A Mighty Recipe: Maple Bacon Brussels & Sweet Potatoes

A Mighty Recipe: Maple Bacon Brussels & Sweet Potatoes

By: Addie Claire Merletti, MS, RD, CSCS

Ingredients

  1. Sweet Potatoes

    2 lbs Mighty Meals Bulk Sweet Potatoes

  2. 1 lb Mighty Meals Bulk Brussels Sprouts
  3. 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  4. 3 tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
  5. Salt & Pepper, to your taste
  6. 4 Strips Thick-Cut Bacon

Instructions

  •   Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Put the bacon on a large rimmed baking sheet big enough to fit all the ingredients and bake until very crisp. Take out the bulk items so they can get to room temperature.
  •   Remove the bacon and put it on paper towels to drain. Pour off the bacon grease and make sure there’s no bacon stuck on the pan.
  •   In a large bowl, mix ingredients 1-4 very well. Add salt & pepper, keeping in mind you can add more later but you can’t take it out. Spread evenly on your baking sheet.
  •   Bake on the bottom rack for 15-20 minutes, tossing halfway through, until warmed through and crisp. Top with crumbled bacon.

Brussels Sprouts

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 162
Protein: 5
Carbohydrate: 27
Fiber: 4
Fat: 5

Meet Addie Claire Merletti, MS, RD, CSCS: AC is originally from Charlotte, NC and got her Bachelor’s degree in both psychology and Spanish at UNC Chapel Hill. She worked in community mental health before going back for her Master’s in Nutrition at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. AC fell in love with sports nutrition while working with the dietitians at Notre Dame University during her intern year. She feels passionately about using balanced nutrition to support a balanced life, and enjoys helping people use food as a tool to bust through plateaus and hit their goals! Addie is always down to try a new workout and absolutely loves to cook and try new foods. She can make lots of fancy dishes, but her favorite food is anything that resembles PB&J. AC is one of four VIDA Fitness Registered Dietitians. 

AC’s favorite MightyMeal is the Basil Pesto Chicken & Orzo.

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