Here’s An Idea for a Yummy Brussel Sprout Salad

As you know, Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved national holidays.

I mean, unless you are hosting the gathering, it’s pretty stress-free. And you can eat and eat and eat…

The meaning of Thanksgiving

It’s great to gather around with family and friends to celebrate good food, love, and most of all, the feeling of deep gratitude for just being alive, right?

But, here’s the deal:

For some people, Thanksgiving is also the day to abandon all healthy eating goals and dive right in to eat everything in sight.

If that’s you, hey, it’s cool. No need to beat yourself up!

For me, I like to take it easy on the junk food and offer to bring something healthy to my family get-together.

On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, I’m going to contribute a big healthy roasted brussel sprout salad.

Truth is, I have never made this particular salad, (don’t tell anyone) but I have made roasted brussel sprouts before.

Just not integrated into a salad.

Basically, I’m making this dish up as I go, but I have high hopes it will be delicious.

There is no recipe, but here’s what I’m going to do:

  1. First I will slice the brussel sprouts thinly and coat them well with avocado oil, kosher salt and pepper.
  2. Then place them in one layer on a big cooking sheet and roast them in a 400 degree oven until golden and tender.
  3. Then, while the veggies are roasting, I will fry up a little bacon. While the bacon is on a paper towel to blot the grease, I will caramelize some pearl onions in the remaining bacon grease.
  4. Then in a large bowl, I’ll prepare my greens by adding healthy olive oil, like this and balsamic vinegar like this one to arugula, baby kale and baby spinach.
  5. Then I will add the bacon, onions, and brussel sprouts.
  6. Then finally give the whole thing a toss and pack into a big bowl and take it with us to my sister’s house for Thanksgiving!

 

As you can tell, this is both healthy and quite decadent because of the bacon. It’s also a testament to the fact that “healthy” does not have to mean bland and boring.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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