EATS: Kale and Brussels sprouts salad (Courtesy TheFreckledFoodie)

I used to “not like” Brussels sprouts. (Is that even how it’s spelled? Capital B, small s?)

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BUT, there are A LOT of things I “didn’t like” until I actually tried them. Go figure.

All the Paleo peeps were raving about these little green veggies — so I decided to give ’em a try.

I first tried them roasted in the oven. DIVINE.

Then, I started adding spices and things like butter and cinnamon and it was like…”where have you been all my life?”

Then, I got brave and tried them pan fried in coconut oil/olive oil/BUTTER — it’s not roasted, but still surprisingly delicious!

This time, I was going to a whole new level — and I really did not know what to expect. Initially, I thought I’d hate raw Brussels!

Then, I made this salad — courtesy of “The Freckled Foodie,” via “fastpaleo.com.”

Photo Courtesy TheFreckledFoodie.com

Photo Courtesy TheFreckledFoodie.com

It’s a Kale and Shredded Brussels Salad, with an Asian-y Dressing.

I made mine in bulk…so I just bought a bag of kale and several bags of shredded Brussels from Trader Joe’s. (I think I bought 3 bags of Brussels.) I tossed it together and stored it in a glass container in the fridge.

When it was plating time, I just filled a bowl with the kale/Brussels mixture — then I added some sliced almonds (NOT in the recipe — but I had them leftover), some green onions — and the dressing.

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For the dressing, I used: ACV (apple cider vinegar), sesame oil, tamari (a gluten-free soy sauce — also available in reduced sodium), garlic, green onion/chives, and roasted red pepper flakes.

I used the dressing pretty sparingly. I like things SPICY so I also served it with Frank’s Red Hot.

This was my breakfast/lunch this week (my first meal of the day). Really light, really delicious and a great way to get my greens in!

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CHECK OUT TheFreckledFoodie.com for more recipes like this one HERE!

And, of course! CHECK OUT fastpaleo.com HERE!

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