Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, and Dates

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Simple, sweet, and savory. I can’t think of a better combination than bacon and Brussels sprouts. Add dates and you’re in business. Sometimes it’s nice to just throw stuff onto a baking sheet, into the oven, and call it good. I liken this dish to a nutrient-dense, deconstructed bacon wrapped date.

Brussels sprouts are rich in fat-soluble vitamin K which is essential in bone and cognitive health. Consuming with a fat like bacon will help to absorb those nutrients.

For those who are reintroducing nuts, pecans add the perfect nutty-ness. This dish serves quite a few so expect leftovers or serve this at a dinner party. I’ve found my friends and family asking me to make this for every gathering.

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Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, and Dates
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Serves: 10 servings
  • 2 pound brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1 pound of bacon, chopped
  • 10 large dates, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of avocado oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Half the sprouts, chop the bacon, and dice the dates.
  3. Combine all ingredients onto a large baking sheet, cover in oil and salt.
  4. Bake for about 25-30 min.


About Kelsey McReynolds

Kelsey McReyonlds is the owner of and was introduced to the AIP community after years of antibiotic and birth control use; eating disorders, extreme exercising and excessive alcohol use that lead to intense digestive issues, candida overgrowth and leaky gut syndrome. Only through the therapeutic use of foods was she healed and has now made it her goal to educate those around her on how easy and fun it can be to nourish our bodies and souls. If you were to go to her house she would most likely be whipping up some delicious treat that you just HAVE to try!


  • Karen Kowalk says

    If adding pecans, how much and when would they be added to the dish?

  • Alexandra Horner says

    I have the same question about the pecans, when do you add them, and do you use halved or whole? Thanks!

  • Karen Deville says

    Same question about the pecans 🙂

  • Lila says

    Thanks for sharing, this was amazing! I used baby brussels and diced up some pre-cooked pork belly (Trader Joe). After 10 minutes of baking I turned it with a spatula and continued for about 5 minutes. It came out perfect! I thought the dates may be too sweet so I only diced up one. It was SO sweet that I will omit it next time I make this recipe – and there will be many “next times”.

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