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Brussels Sprouts Kale Sauté with Cranberries & Walnuts

Flavored with ginger and garlic, this Brussels Sprouts Kale Sauté with Cranberries & Walnuts is a nutritious addition to your holiday table.

Vegan Brussels Sprouts Kale Saute With Cranberries Walnuts

Like a lot of y’all, one of our Christmas traditions is decorating a gingerbread house. 

There are those rare times when we bake up our own gingerbread house – walls and roof and all.

Well, at least I place cut out gingerbread walls, roofs, and doors into the oven. What comes out of the oven has no resemblance to walls, roofs or doors. This means we use way too much royal icing trying to assemble these discombobulated pieces together ( btw, I’m not saying extra icing is a bad thing )

Ingredients to make Brussels Sprouts Kale Saute With Cranberries Walnuts

Most times though, we get a store bought gingerbread house with all the extras. With these store bought ones, the walls, roofs and doors fit perfectly. And, they last as a centerpiece a lot longer as neither my daughter or I find them tasty enough to nibble on.

However, this year store bought Christmas house has new meaning for our taste-buds. This year we plan on grabbing an Oreo Holiday Chocolate Cookie House

Have you seen these yet? Better yet, have you tried one? 

If so please do share!

As an Oreo fan – I CANNOT wait! 

And, I’m hoping they include extra Oreo creme as Oreo creme to me is like … sun is to grass…

Or, frosting to cake…

Or, cream cheese to cheesecake… yes, I do love my desserts!

Sauteing Brussels Sprouts Kale For A Delicious Healthy Holiday Side Dish

I’m also a huge fan of balance.

So I have to balance out my love for desserts with healthy, nutritious, foods – especially around the holiday season.

And that’s where this Brussels Sprouts Kale Sauté with Cranberries & Walnuts comes in. 

Image Making Brussels Sprouts Kale Saute With Cranberries Walnuts

I need sides like this Brussels Sprouts Kale Sauté with Cranberries & Walnuts or this Brussels Sprouts and Apple Salad on my holiday table.

This is one of my favorite side dishes. It is such a pleasing mix of flavor and texture.

There’s ever so slightly sweet and smoky caramelized onions, fresh garlic and fresh ginger along with tart and sweet cranberries enhancing the flavor of the Brussels Sprouts and kale. 

And there’s those soft caramelized onions, juicy cranberries and hard walnuts to complement that sautéed kale and Brussels Sprouts.

Along with these beans, these carrots, these potatoes and this turkey, I love having this on my holiday table.

Healthy Holiday Brussels Sprouts Kale Saute With Cranberries and Walnuts

This Brussels Sprouts Kale Sauté is not just a wholesome side dish but it is so tasty too. And I’m so thrilled to say am not the only one who thinks so because I’ve seen kids of friends of mine head to the table for second servings of this sauté.

Today I am serving this Brussels Sprouts Kale Sauté with Cranberries & Walnuts at a Virtual Friendsgiving Potluck hosted by Julie. 

Y’all have got to check out the rest of the delicious dishes by my fellow bloggers at this Virtual Friendsgiving Potluck… I gotta say, scrolling through this list has me wishing this was an in-person potluck instead!


Baked Brie with Honey & Walnuts from Kelley of Mountain Mama Cooks

Reindeer Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball from Julie of Julie Blanner


Sauteed Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Cranberries and Walnuts from Shashi of Savory Spin

Creamy Brussels Sprouts Salad from Faith of An Edible Mosaic

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Savory Vegetable Crisp from Bree of Baked Bree

Rosemary Lamb Steaks from Danyelle of The Cubicle Chick

Turkey Pot Pie from Kelly of Eat Picks

Side Dishes

Fried Brussels Sprouts from Erin of The Almond Eater

Cheesy Horseradish Mashed Potato Casserole from Renee of Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip from April of April Golightly

Sauteed Garlic-Butter Mushrooms from Linda of Simply Healthyish Recipes

Easy Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe from Mel of Adventures of Mel

Cornbread Stuffing with Chorizo from Isabel of Isabel Eats

Bacon Brussels Sprouts from Kara of Kara J. Miller

Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole from Jennifer of Show Me the Yummy

Amazing Gluten Free Thanksgiving Stuffing from Sommer of A Spicy Perspective

Pumpkin Caramelized Onion Gratin from Denise of Chez Us

Crockpot Mac & Cheese from Leanette Fernandez of Funtastic Life

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts au Gratin from Rachel Gurk of Rachel Cooks


Spiced Pumpkin Margarita from Sharon of Cupcakes and Cutlery


Sourdough Pull Apart Rolls from Erica of Buttered Side Up

How to Make Homemade Butterhorn Rolls from Mel of Flour on My Fingers

Sweet Dinner Rolls from Jocelyn of Grandbaby Cakes

Parker House Rolls from Irvin of Eat the Love


Sugar Pie from Julie of The Little Kitchen

Oatmeal Apple Crisp from Julie of Peanut Butter Fingers

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake from Eden of Sugar and Charm

Strudel Pastry from Justine of The Typical Mom

Tahini Hawaij Pumpkin Pie from Amy of What Jew Wanna Eat

Turkey Cookies from Meaghan of The Decorated Cookie

Mini Apple Pie Bites from Lynsey of MoscatoMom

Kabocha squash pie from Hilah of hilahcooking

Pecan Pie Cupcakes from Courtney of Pizzazzerie

Coconut Cream Pie from Schnelle of Brooklyn Active Mama

Chocolate chip cheesecake from Jeannette of Hispana Global

Chocolate Pecan Pie from Kate of I Heart Eating

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes from Chelsea of Someday I’ll Learn

Turkey Donut Race Cars For Thanksgiving Treats from Theresa of Chewable Structures

Crafts and Centerpieces

Cinnamon Stick Holiday Candle Place Setting from Alli of Made with HAPPY

Metallic Pumpkin Luminaries from Amy of As The Bunny Hops

Easy centerpiece that will stun + party favor from Noelle of Oh Happy Play

Healthy Holiday Brussels Sprouts Kale Saute With Cranberries and Walnuts

Brussels Sprouts Kale Sauté with Cranberries & Walnuts

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Flavored with ginger and garlic, this Brussels Sprouts Kale Sauté with Cranberries & Walnuts is a nutritious addition to your holiday table.


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 red onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch chunk of ginger
  • 3 cups of kale chopped
  • 2 cups of Brussels Sprouts chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Peel and chop the red onion - BTW, this video makes onion chopping super easy.
  2. Peel and chop the garlic and ginger as well.
  3. Add oil to a large frying pan and place over a medium heat.
  4. Add in onion and saute about 10 minutes, stirring often so it does not burn. You just want a very light caramelization.
  5. Add in ginger and garlic and stir.
  6. Then add in the chopped Brussels Sprouts and saute another 10 minutes.
  7. Add in the kale and saute about 1 minutes.
  8. Add in the dried cranberries and walnuts and stir well - as soon as kale starts wilting (within another minute or so), remove heat.
  9. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 140Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 0mgSodium 58mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 3gSugar 9gProtein 3g

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