Brussels Sprouts Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing {WIAW}

I almost decided not to participate in What I Ate Wednesday this week. It’s kind of the same ol’ same ol’, and my eats don’t change that much. And I figure if I’m getting bored of posting what I eat, then you’re probably getting bored of seeing what I ate!

However, this week I decided that I would actually partake in the WIAW party for two reasons. 1) I straight up rocked at eating veggies yesterday. Time to brag about it. And 2) I actually have a recipe for you guys! I know, it’s been a while.

So here’s to it!

Breakfast – 7:30am


Shortly after waking up, I changed into workout clothes, headed downstairs, and made some breakfast before lifting. Today’s, just like the past few days, is three eggs + kale. Kinda boring, yes, but it gets the job done, and it’s easy on my stomach when I’m heading to the gym in 30 minutes to lift. I actually removed the avocado from the eggs after the first bite – I think it was a bad one Smile with tongue out Don’t worry, though, I more than made up for it during lunch and dinner Winking smile

Post-workout shake – 9:00am

No picture, but it was 1 c. almond milk, scoop of chocolate protein powder, strawberries, coconut oil, and ice. Yummy! I drank it whilst training a client.

Lunch – 12:30pm


I trained my morning clients, took Niko for a walk, and then showered up and put this lunch together. It’s leftover taco meat in two hardshell tacos, over some red cabbage. I also had avocado, Greek yogurt, and salsa to dress it up.

Snack – 4:30pm


After lunch I had to run some errands – the bank, store, get dog food, etc., and then I came back to work a little bit more on the computer. Hunger knocked, and I answered it with some Hope Foods Lentil dip (still obsessed) and some 34 Degrees crisps.

Dinner – 6:30pm


This is the recipe part! I had a shredded brussels sprouts salad (brussels sprouts shredded in the food processor, tossed with pumpkin seeds and peanut ginger dressing) and topped it with leftover carnitas I made the night before.

Here’s the recipe for the dressing


Peanut Ginger Dressing

1/4 c. creamy peanut butter

1/4 c. decaf bhakti chai concentrate (or caf, if you like to roll that way at dinner time)

2 tbsp. olive oil

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

Place everything in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. So good!

Dessert – 9:00pm


For some reason, I wasn’t very hungry last night. Usually I’ll either have a big dinner, or a nighttime snack. Last night’s dinner wasn’t large (compared to my usual dinners,) and I wasn’t hungry afterward either. However, I did snack on one of these right before heading upstairs to bed.

Do you have a hard time eating vegetables throughout the day?

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  1. mmmm! I love any form of peanut dressing! This looks great! Way to rock the veg intake!

  2. I LOVE peanut dressing and using the chai is such a great idea! Takes some of the guess work out of it.. ;)
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  3. that peanut dressing sounds fantastic!!
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  4. Cannot go wrong with peanut dressing! And as for veggies, it depends on the day…some days I’ll barely touch any, but then others I’ll manage to work them into every meal and a snack or two…I figure it balances out in the end ;-)
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  5. I like vegetables, but I really have to make a conscious effort to get them in each day. If I’m not thinking about it, I’d much rather reach for fruit over veggies. You sure had a delicious looking day of eats!
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  6. I would be all over that lunch right now. I love a good peanut ginger dressing. So flavorful. Great on broccoli!
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  7. mmm this sounds amazing!

    we will admit there have been days that we had little to no veggies. haha but it okay we know in the bigger picture we get plenty
    Purelytwins recently posted..What we have been eating for breakfast the past several monthsMy Profile

  8. Mmm the hope foods dip looks amazing!
    I actually don’t have a hard time getting veggies in usually, as long as I’m at home for lunch. If I’m working during lunch I usually just have to grab a larabar or something. Can’t wait to try that dressing!
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