Brussel sprouts have often been given a bad name, and if you choose to not eat them because of this then you are missing out! Not only are they low in fat and calories but they are high in protein! Brussel sprouts are loaded with Vitamin A, folacin, pottasium, and rich in vitamin C. To cook these you should first soak them in water to make sure they are clean and free of dirt and other things that got caught in the leaves. Make sure you cut off the stems but not enough to cause the leaves to fall off, and cut an X at the bottom of the stem to make sure they cook to the middle. To prevent the brussel sprouts from losing all their nutritional value it is recommended to steam them around 5 minutes (depending on the size). Enjoy this great side dish or addition to a salad and remember not to overcook!