Brussels sprouts and bacon compliment each other so perfectly that this may be my favorite food of all time. You cook the bacon in with the sprouts so that a little bit of bacon grease seeps into them and makes them crispy. I can’t explain why this dish is so good… it just is. I cooked up a batch for the photo and ended up eating the whole pan for dinner along with a glass of wine, and I was happy. VERY happy. Two strips of bacon and two cups of veggies seems like a healthy balanced meal to me, especially because bacon is way lower in fat and calories than you might think. According to Men’s Health, two strips of bacon contain 80 calories and 8 grams of fat.

When selecting your Brussels sprouts go for the smaller ones, they’ll be sweeter.

Fresh Brussels sprouts still on the stalk: