I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I used to hate brussel sprouts…they were given to us as boiled, flavour-less vegetables as children and they are actually one of the last vegetables that I re-incorporated into my diet as an adult. They have so many vitamins, even some protein and help keep you full longer. 1 cup of brussel sprouts is enough to meet an average person’s Vitamin C needs for the day! That’s amazing in my opinion since I’m not always having as much as I should to fight those winter colds and germs floating around. Brussels are so versatile and absolutely delicious baked with some olive oil and spices but I wanted to make something more fresh this week! I meal prep my lunches for 4 days out of the 5-day work week and find that I really miss out on salads and “fresh veggies”. They take careful preparation to dry etc. to make sure they do not spoil during the week and I find I just skip them all together. I want to try eating more raw vegetables so I came up with my salad recipe. It’s super quick and can be cut in half for less or doubled for a huge party!
This salad contains apple cider vinegar which has so many health benefits and some are even proven by science if you are interested in researching the topic. I love how the vinegar slowly breaks down the brussel sprouts so on day 4 your salad isn’t soggy, but it will be softer, similar to how Kale changes when massaged with some olive oil. Feel free to switch out the nuts for candied pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds, whatever you prefer would work!
To get the brussel sprouts thin enough, I’d suggest using a Mandolin like this one or food processor like this KitchenAid one. I never really saw a big purpose for a food processor until I got one and now I use it for everything. I’ve had my KitchenAid for a few years now and it’s absolutely amazing. Seriously do it…the possibilities are endless!
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