Bacon and Brussel Sprout Salad

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This bacon and brussel sprout salad may change your mind about brussel sprouts altogether. The secret to getting your family to eat them lies in shredding them so they look like lettuce, cole slaw or some other familiar food. Once they have tried this blend, tell them what they have eaten. It will entirely change their minds about this oft overlooked vegetable.

Brussel sprouts are practically a magical vegetable for all the ways it can improve and support our good health. They look like tiny cabbages, about one inch across, and grow in tight bunches up a sturdy stem that can hold about 30 or 40 of them at a time. It’s especially fun to buy them still on their stalk, although they are more often de-stalked and sold in bulk. Lightly steamed, the fiber-related components of brussel sprouts reach their maximum potential to help lower cholesterol. Like all cruciferous vegetables including broccoli and cauliflower, brussel sprouts contain glucosinolate, a big word that means big health benefits. Glucosinolate offers tremendous support against many cancer-causing agents, and there is more of this compound in brussel sprouts than in many other great vegetables we could choose to eat. Brussel sprouts are also anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidant rich. So choose brussel sprouts.

Almonds, another nutrionally high impact food, are also part of this great salad recipe. Try to buy organic almonds, and keep a few around in their shells, as a great snack food. Together almonds and brussel sprouts balance out the salty bacon in this dish. This is a great salad that can stand-alone at lunch and be served as a side at dinner. It’s also great as a snack food, and you can leave small servings in the fridge in plastic containers so people can grab it and eat on the run. Try it tonight!

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