sautéed brussels sprouts + red cabbage with toasted almonds

My Asia trip is coming to an end, and as soon as we touchdown in the u.s. it will be countdown to Thanksgiving .... one of my favorite times of the whole year. 

Before we left I had been experimenting with a few ideas for sides. I love thanksgiving sides. Another thing that I love: brussels sprouts. They are a must at every holiday meal. 

This side my absolute new favorite. Who would have thought that brussels sprouts and almonds would go so well together. Being the favorite, I knew I had to submit this recipe to The Healthy Thanksgiving Challenge created by Cathy from For the second year, Cathy has asked bloggers from around the web to create dishes that are healthy additions to the Thanksgiving table. A challenge that asks to think outside the butter stick. She then complies a list of all of the super fabulous, super healthy thanksgiving recipes and shares them on her site which will be posted on November 19th.

To get the recipe for these brussels sprouts go here, and also be sure check out some of Cathy's own great holiday recipes.