YUMMY Winter Brussel Sprouts Salad

You know…during the winter….when it’s cold outside….

And you KNOW you need to be getting in your greens and raw veggies….

But you don’t really want to?

The tomatoes aren’t in season…

And honestly, nothing looks that fresh…

So how about a different kind of salad?

One that uses delicious RAW winter veggies that will be so different for you….in a different way?

Well my friend, let me share with you a delicious salad I made.  So yummy and VERY simple.  As a matter of fact, almost all ingredients used were pre-chopped (took a lot of shortcuts) so there was very little effort put into this salad.

It was super simple.

And delicious.

Not to mention FULL of cruciferous vegetables.

Okay, I threw out a big word there but I am reading this book right now and it talks about how important eating raw cruciferous vegetables are for your health.  Here’s a little excerpt:

“One of the most fascinating areas of research in recent years has been related to the therapeutic value of cruciferous vegetables.  Cruciferous vegetables have the most powerful anti-cancer effects of all foods.  Most of the phytonutrients function as antioxidants in your body, meaning they neutralize free radicals, rendering them harmless and reducing cancer risk.”  – Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D – “Eat to Live”

I mean seriously….that’s kind of a big deal.

I know, I’m a dork.  I just LOVE this stuff.  I highly recommend Dr. Fuhrman’s research if your’e looking for some nerdy nutrition books to read. 🙂

Anyways, as I’ve probably mentioned a thousand times…we’re all just trying to be healthy, in an unhealthy world, right?

So just start with trying a new winter salad…and see how you feel.

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Yummy Brussel Sprout Salad – Serves 4

(even better the next day!)

10oz of shaved brussel sprouts (or one bag if you’re like me, lol)
1 bag of romaine lettuce
1-2 green apples – peeled and diced
1/2 red onion, cut into small slices
4 tablespoons of pomegranate seed (purchased from Trader Joe’s – ready to go!)
1/4 cup of walnut pieces (toasted is optional)
3-4 hard boiled eggs

Dressing:
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
5 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
salt & pepper to taste

Finely chop the shaved brussel sprouts so they are very small pieces (brussel sprouts are a heartier vegetable and if not small enough it will be hard to eat raw).

Mix together the dressing ingredients, whisk till combined.

In a large bowl combine brussel sprouts, lettuce, green apple, pomegranate seeds and walnut pieces. Pour dressing over and veggie mixture and toss to combine.

Top with (optional) hard boiled eggs, more pomegranate seed and walnuts, and grilled chicken for a delicious dinner.

Salt & Pepper over entire salad.

I find this is even better the next day after it has marinated in the dressing a little which softens up the brussel sprouts even more.

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