Sweet Potato, Chickpea & Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Thank you for all of your wonderful comments on Lindsay’s post this morning. I can’t imagine having someone close to me go through something like that. Lindsay is definitely one strong woman, and I know we all have her and Chad in our thoughts and prayers. If you’d like to make a donation, here’s the link to Chad’s page.

Mmm! Mal and I had an especially delicious dinner last night!

Sweet Potato, Chickpea & Brussels Sprout Salad

Oooh, yes”¦ all of my favorites foods in one nutritious, delicious, and satisfying meal!

Sweet Potato, Chickpea, & Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon


  • 10 ounces frozen Brussels sprouts
  • 2 cups roasted and diced sweet potatoes (approx. 2 medium sweet potatoes)
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 6 pieces of bacon
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


Place frozen Brussels sprouts in a microwave-safe dish and nuke for three minutes. (This recipe would also work with fresh, steamed Brussels sprouts.) Remove Brussels sprouts from microwave, allow them to cool off a little bit, and then cut them in half.

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Cook bacon on medium-high heat in a large frying pan on the stovetop for 4-5 minutes. Flip each piece of bacon and then add the Brussels sprouts. Once bacon is finished cooking, remove it from the pan and continue to fry Brussels sprouts in the bacon grease. I recommend flipping all of the Brussels sprouts over onto their flat side, so they get a nice roast on them.

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Once the Brussels sprouts are finished cooking, add them to a large mixing bowl with sweet potatoes, chickpeas, garlic powder, maple syrup, and sea salt. Then, break up the bacon using your fingers and add it to the bowl. Finally, mix everything together and enjoy!

Makes 2-3 servings (1 Mal-sized serving + 1 Tina sized-serving)

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Yum! I am so happy with how this meal turned out. It’s pretty much all of my favorite foods in one dish, so how could I not like it, right? I loved how all of the different flavors came together, especially the salty + sweet combinations.

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Question of the Day

Which food is your favorite: sweet potatoes, bacon, or Brussels sprouts?



  1. Looks so good! Never been a huge fan of brussels sprouts but this looks so good I’m thinking to give them another chance in this. Otherwise maybe I’ll just use broccoli!

  2. Oh don’t make me choose between sweet potatoes and Brussel sprouts! I just couldn’t!

    People really don’t like sprouts over here in the UK, I don’t understand why! They only eat them at Christmas and even then it’s because they feel they have to. I just don’t get it, they are delicious!

    J x

  3. When I saw his post yesterday, I realized I had most of the ingredients already at home (except Brussels sprout and chickpeas) so I used a bundle of asparagus (I chopped it) instead and it all turned out great! Love the taste of sweet potato and bacon together. Delicious 🙂 Thanks Tina!

  4. This looks so good and I can’t wait to make it. I think my son will really like it too, since he adores chickpeas!

  5. I tried it tonight without the bacon and it was great. My picky daughter liked it too. Loved the combo of brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes.

  6. Chad’s story was absolutely inspiring. My hope is for continual healing for him and support for his loved ones. I can’t wait to hear how he progresses! Tina, you’re meal looks fabulous. I have to say that while I love all of the ingredients, brussel sprouts are my favorite. They pair so well with all different flavors. I actually used some last night in a stir fry and they were delicious!

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