If You're Not Cooking Brussels Sprouts Like This, You're Doing It Wrong

Did you know that Brussels sprouts are some of the healthiest vegetables on the planet? According to Healthline, the veggies that look like smaller versions of cabbages are very low in calories. You're looking at just 28 calories in half a cup of Brussels sprouts and plenty of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, and manganese. They're also said to have plenty of antioxidants, which makes them especially beneficial as far as your health is concerned by lowering your risks of getting a chronic illness.

There are several ways to cook Brussels sprouts, such as sautéing, baking, or frying them. A Reddit user asked others for tips on how to prepare the veggies for someone who's never tried them before. A commentator wrote, "Trim the base, peel off the outer leaves and cut them in half lengthwise. Coat them in a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt, pepper, and a bit of crushed red pepper." They also suggest baking them for half an hour at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Guess what, though? There's an even better way to cook them if you have one very specific tool. Read on for more details.

Use this appliance for your Brussels sprouts

As pointed out by the Spruce Eats, preparing Brussels sprouts in an air fryer has major perks. For one, your side dish is bound to be healthier. Secondly, you can prepare super crispy Brussels sprouts without being forced to use far too much oil. Plus, you don't need to devote too much time to the cooking process and can get a perfectly crunchy dish without stressing over frying our veggies.

All you need to do is add your basic ingredients — like the vegetables, salt, oil, and pepper — in a huge bowl and mix them before placing them in your air fryer. You may or may not choose to prepare them in one layer based on your preferences and set your air fryer to 390 degrees Fahrenheit for 18 minutes. It's also a good idea to take a break halfway through the process to give the veggies a nice shake before roasting them again. You'll love the final results!