Creamy Mustard Brussels Sprouts Salad! A sautéed Brussel Sprouts dish tossed in a vegan creamy cashew mustard sauce. Quick to make, packed with fiber, healthy fats, and nourishment! A healthy paleo side dish to add to your table.
Oh hey there veggies and all things to make a SUPERFOOD! You are needed today. You are wanted. Actually, after a whole lotta crustless pie and this creamy sauteed brussel sprouts salad sounds like the perfect way to round out the week, don’t you think? Plus have I mentioned that creamy sauces make me swoon? You think I’m kidding. But ya’ll, this one is extra creamy because of CASHEWS!
I digress… focus Lindsay. Focus.
But before I dive into this Brussel Sprouts dish, here’s a little secret …err confession. I have been sick for the past month. Like … the crud that never ends. Lingering. And yes, I haven’t been to the doctor. Gasp, I know! I’m so old school. But you see, I am re-sharing (and upgrading) this Creamy Mustard Sauteed Brussels Sprouts Salad today in hopes that it will cure me. Oh, and the fact that it’s a great side salad/dish for Thanksgiving and all the Holidays coming up. Convenient? I think not.
Okay, so where was I? Ahh yes, trying to be professional and talk health perks.
In all seriousness, this creamy mustard brussels sprout dish, is hearty yet healthy. And yes, I am talking about a vegetarian side dish. It’s Paleo and Vegan friendly and such a POWERHOUSE veggie dish. Especially for those who are needing to reboot their immune system (like in my case) with an extra dose of antioxidants Vitamin K.
Have I lost you yet? Don’t worry, you’ll like, actually LOVE, these nerdy nutrition facts. So pay attention, so you can impress all your guests at your Holiday table.
Creamy Mustard Sauteed Brussel Sprouts Salad – Nutrition facts!
- Brussel Sprouts contain over 25o% of Vitamin K1. Vitamin K is crucial for bone health, reducing inflammation in the body, and preventing blood clots.
- Vitamin K is a fat soluble vitamin, which is why pairing these these sauteed Brussel sprouts in a mustardy cashew cream sauce is key for absorption! You need the healthy fats to absorb more nutrients.
- Vitamin K is produced in the bacteria of your gut (source), so it’s important to make sure your GUT is healthy and rich in helpful bacteria. Antibiotics, leaky gut, Celiac disease, and food allergies can all inhibit proper Vitamin K absorption.
- That being said, how do Brussel Sprouts play a role in gut health? Well, they contain Glucosinolates. Glucosinolates help protect the lining of the digestive tract and stomach. In doing so, they can help prevent certain digestion issues, disorders, etc. Which leads me back to that whole HEALTHY GUT thing and Vitamin K. Good bacteria, Good gut health, good absorption of Vitamin K.
Does that make sense? Okay, let me give an example. Me. I just had the flu. My body still has a bit of inflammation low white blood cells. Where should I put the recovery focus on? Well, for one, the focus is on strengthening the gut lining and stomach (with prebiotic and probiotics), reducing inflammation with an anti-inflammatory diet, and combating oxidative stress with foods rich in anti-oxidants. And rest… duh (easier said than done).
You see where I am going with this right? The power of FOOD is pretty awesome! A simple sauteed Brussels Sprouts dish can become a SUPERFOOD dish with just a simple pairing (healthy FATABULOUS creamy mustard cashew sauce). Together, they make a vessel for healing your body. Ya’ll, this is one reason I became a Nutrition Specialist, besides being able to bio hack my own health. Haha. It’s so that we can educate each other on the power of real food.
Okay let’s get to the hot and saucy mustard cashew sauce…
Plain Cashew cream sauce + spicy honey mustard + garlic + veg broth BLENDED = DIVINE
Mix it with your sauteed brussel sprouts and vegetable salad.
Garnish and ENJOY!
Gah, so good! So GOOD for you.
NOTE –> Don’t worry, if you don’t have cashew cream sauce, you can use a plain hummus or avocado or plain yogurt. Either way, both make for a creamy sauce is similar to a creamy potato salad.
The fact that I have included health perks, gut talk, sauteed brussel sprouts and cashew cream mustard sauce making out all in one post just verifies the fact that I am one crazy Cotter. You’re welcome! Happy Almost Holiday!
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