[Recipe] Brussel Sprout Apple Salad

If you know me well, you know I have a problem with lunch. I typically can’t find anything I really want that’s actually healthy.

Fortunately, I’ve found some ways around my issues (if/when I prep!)…

Brussel sprouts are one of the yummy, healthy items that get me! I’ve made lots of salads with these tasty green spuds including the one below – Check it out and enjoy!

katekatebear brussel sprout apple salad

Kate’s Brussel Sprout Apple Salad

  • 1/2 C brussel sprouts (thinly sliced)
  • 3/4 apple (chopped)
  • 1-2 mini sweet peppers (chopped)
  • 1 green onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 C currants
  • 1/4 C sunflower seeds
  • 1/2-1 full lemon (juice used for dressing!)
  • S&P

Directions:

  1. Wash and de-stem/seed all of the vegetables and apple.
  2. Mix ingredients & toss with dressing. Add salt and pepper for taste
  3. Enjoy!

SO easy, right? Brussel sprouts are one of those things I can dress up in a salad or roast in the oven or whatever and I love them! They are low-calorie but dense veggies. And with this recipe, there’s no cooking! Plus, apples are rich in minerals, antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber!

I’m always looking for inspiration! What are your favorite lunch dishes?

 

 

 

[Recipe] Brussel Sprout Fennel Salad

In an attempt to get myself back to a healthy place with eating, I’ve been packing my lunch a lot more lately. It’s insane how much eating out affects us – and not only our bodies, but our wallet! I don’t know how people DON’T pack lunch on a regular basis!

Anyway, recently I purchased some fennel which I LOVE. I’ve learned from my latest Tone It Up superfood nutrition plan that it’s not only delicious, but it’s is rich in fiber, vitamin C, potassium and essential minerals! I typically sautee or roast it but, as I started chopping it, I picked up and ate a piece. It’s so pungent and tasty as-is, so I decided to put it into a salad…

katekatebear brussel sprout salad.jpg-large I chopped up some brussel sprouts (also one I typically cook, but are delicious raw) and started thinking…hmm…this is looking like a super superfood mix! I added some tasty & hot poblano peppers, then some green onions and grilled shrimp.

I coated with a light miso paste/water dressing to give it a little bit of an Asian-style taste. So good! Miso paste is made from fermented soy beans and it adds a little saltiness to dishes (which I CRAVE). Miso actually contains valuable living enzymes that are beneficial to you to restore good bacteria in your system, aid in digestion. It also has essential amino acids and B vitamins!

VOILA! Tasty new salad recipe – I had to share! :)

Kate’s Brussel Sprout Fennel Salad
Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 C brussel sprouts (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 fennel bulb (chopped)
  • 1/2 pepper (chopped) – I used a poblano pepper for a little kick!
  • 1 green onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 C cooked shrimp (chopped)
  • 1 t miso paste
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/2 t cayenne pepper for taste
  • S&P

Directions:

  1. Wash and de-stem/seed all of the vegetables. Wash and remove the tails from your shrimp.
  2. Mix miso paste and water together thoroughly to make a light Asian-style dressing.
  3. Mix ingredients & toss with dressing. Add salt and pepper for taste
  4. Enjoy!

Looking for more superfood recipes? My trainers Katrina & Karena from Tone It Up have really helped me learn more about good foods to find and include in my diet. Check out some free recipes from them and/or sign up for their amazing TIU nutrition plan!