This Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots side dish is one that ought to be served for dinner on a monthly basis, if not more!
It’s easy to get bored with your regular veggie routine. You know what I’m referring to – steamed carrots, steamed broccoli, steam this and that. Enough already!
I found a wonderful recipe over on Instagram that highlights the natural flavors of the vegetables, but adds in the luxurious flavor of Balsamic vinegar.
Yes, I described it as luxurious! If you think of your flavors this way, you feel like a million bucks!
I love me some roasted veggies – they have a different flavor about them when they come out of the oven. Especially Brussels Sprouts and carrots. YUM!
This Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots recipe is great for helping you lose weight on the 17 Day Diet or other low carb lifestyles, so keep reading as I’ll let you know how to make this dish even more low carb!
Ingredients for Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots
This recipe is fairly simple. You can tell the main ingredients by the title, but here they are anyway:
- Brussels Sprouts
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Honey or approved sweetener
- Cranberries and Parsley for garnish
Brussels Sprouts and Carrots for the 17 Day Diet
This nutrient-packed roasted veggie dish is perfect for the 17 Day Diet.
You can certainly enjoy this on all cycles. Make sure you use an approved sweetener such as Stevia or Monk Fruit, or you can leave it out all together and allow the natural sweetness of the carrots to come through.
You’ll notice that dried cranberries are not on the 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List, so you can choose to keep them in this recipe (you won’t be getting vary many anyway) or you can leave them out.
You can also check out my book on Amazon called Fast Track Your Weight Loss With the 17 Day Diet which has all the food lists (and a 7 day meal plan, too!).
Can I Have this Roasted Vegetables Recipe on the 17 Day Kickstart Diet?
Yes, you sure can! If you’re on the 17 Day Kickstart Diet, then you already know that vegetables play a big role in this way of eating.
Maple syrup is also approved on the Kickstart Diet and you’ll see this listed, along with honey if you choose to use this instead, on the 17 Day Kickstart Diet Food List.
The only thing you may not find on this diet is dried cranberries. I mention above for the 17 Day Diet that you can either leave these in because the amount is so small or you can omit them. It’s really up to you.
Is This Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots Recipe Keto Friendly?
If you happen to be on a Keto Diet, you can certainly enjoy this recipe, but there are a few things to consider.
You’ll either omit Maple Syrup (or any other sweetener) all together, or you can use an approved sweetener that won’t spike your blood sugar.
Another thing to watch for is your portion size of carrots.
Carrots are naturally sweet and do contain more carbohydrates than other green vegetables, so depending on your individual macros, you may need to limit your portion size.
Take a few more Brussels Sprouts and leave a few carrots for others.
Lastly, it’s probably best to omit the cranberries all together as they do contain a concentrated amount of fruit sugar.
Main Entrees This Side Dish Will Pair Well With
If you want a great tasting low carb main meal to serve with this Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots side dish, here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Chicken Lombardy
- Bruschetta Stuffed Balsamic Chicken
- Slow Cooked Beef Roast
- Low Carb Turkey Meatballs with Marinara Sauce
- Parmesan Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin
- Mozzarella Chicken in Tomato Sauce
- Baked Fresh Herb Parmesan Crusted Chicken
- 30 Minute Skillet Chicken Caprese
- Rosemary Chicken or Turkey
More Low Carb Carrot Recipes
If you’re a fan of carrots and want more side dishes to try out, give these a shot:
Other Low Carb Vegetables Side Dish Recipes
Here are a few more ideas for side dishes that are low carb to help with your weight loss while still keeping dinner time fun and yummy!
- Roasted Acorn Squash
- Italian Roasted Vegetables
- Zucchini Fries with Ranch Dressing
- Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Faux Fried Rice (Riced Cauliflower)
- Spicy Lime Cauliflower Steaks
- Peach Caprese Salad
- Mock Mashed Potatoes (Cauliflower)
- Sautéed Green Beans with Crimini Mushrooms
If you make this Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots recipe, please come back and review the recipe card below.
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- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or approved sweetener)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, cleaned, trimmed and halved
- 6 carrots, cut into rounds or sticks
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries (optional)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, maple syrup (or other approved sweetener), minced garlic and thyme. Set aside.
- Place brussels sprouts and carrots onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Drizzle the balsamic vinegar mixture onto the vegetables and give them a good toss to make sure they are fully coated.
- Arrange the vegetables in a single layer and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Place into oven and bake until browned and tender, about 20-25 minutes, tossing half way through to ensure they cook on all sides.
- Serve immediately and garnish with cranberries and parsley.
17 Day Diet - all cycles
17 Day Kickstart Diet - all phases
Keto Diet - use approved sweetener, omit cranberries and limit carrot portions
I’ve been loving the 17 Day Diet since 2011. I love sharing my favorite healthy recipes and meal plans to keep you motivated and on the right path to success!
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