A lot of people can be on the fence about cabbage. Sometimes it can be really strong in flavor, or too chewy if overcooked, or too bland if not seasoned well. But let me tell you, there are a TON of great reasons to love cabbage. Its great raw, shaved into salads or on BBQ Lentil sandwiches, its great chopped and throw into soups, and its great steamed all on its own for a short 2 minutes. But did you know it can also help lower your cholesterol, it has anti-cancer properties, it has a ton of Vitamin K helping fight Alzheimer's and dementia, and has a huge amount of Vitamin C.
For starters, here's what a 1/2 cup of cooked cabbage contains:
- 20 calories
- 0 fat
- 0 cholesterol
- 5 grams of carbs
- 2 grams of fiber (8% of daily intake)
- 45% of your daily Vitamin C
- 102% (!) of your daily Vitamin K
That might not seem like a lot of anything, but there's more to cabbage than those simple things. Cabbage contains sinigrin - a glucosinolate (natural compounds that make up the vegetable) that converts into a compound that has cancer preventive properties including those of bladder, colon, and prostate cancer. Cabbage also has another compund called sulforaphane that also helps fight cancer. Sulforaphane has the power to inhibit the harmful enzyme histone deacetylase which progresses cancer cells.
Due to its high level of Vitamin C, cabbages are great antioxidants and also have great anti-inflammatory benefits. Its a simple little cruciferous vegetable, but it packs quite the nutritional punch!
This is a super easy salad to put together and it can serve a lot of people! Feel free to half the ingredients to make a smaller amount. Otherwise, this is great for a party or to have for a week’s worth of lunches!
I love these collard wraps! They’re super delicious, crunchy, and filling and they are great for work day lunches because the collard greens are super sturdy and hold up to the liquids inside.
I loooooooooove soup! Here are my top ten favorite vegan soups to make this winter and spring!
Love cabbage rolls, but don't have the time to make them? Make this casserole instead and get all the amazing flavors in a super simple one pot recipe!
It can't really get better than fresh spring rolls! These can be a little tricky to make, only due to the rice paper. It may take a few tries to get one right, but don't give up - its totally worth it!
So you want corned beef and cabbage, but without the beef and quicker than six to eight hours in your crock pot? MAKE THIS SOUP! It tastes exactly like corned beef & cabbage, but without the beef and only takes about 45 minutes to make!
January Taco Tuesdays are beginning! Each Tuesday in January I'll post a new taco recipe, and I'm starting off the month with my Mexi Tacos. Hold on to your hats, these tacos are going to blow your MIND! They are SO easy and quick to make. Roast some sweet potatoes, heat up some black beans and onions, make the cashew cheese, and top with more deliciousness!
This bowl of noodles and veggies is just what you need on a cold day. It is hot, a little spicy, crunchy, sweet, and sour. Its also good cold the next day! Light and refreshing yet filling, these noodles make a great quick weeknight dinner.
This is the best new thing since sliced bread. Want an egg roll, but without the eggs or deep frying? Give this a whirl and you won't be disappointed! (And they're actually really good cold the next day too!)
I'm channeling my Polish Grandmother on this one and I think I've finally perfected the cabbage roll after multiple tries. Its filled with brown rice, lentils, mushrooms, onions, and garlic and eventually topped with yummy tomato sauce. A super satisfying meal, give this a whirl and I'm sure you'll love it!
Try this salty and sweet filling rice bowl for a hearty lunch or a side. The sweet oranges are a great contrast to the salty asparagus and crunchy celery. Its super tasty with any kind of asian style dressing or a combination of orange juice and soy sauce.
A yummy salad with a bit of crunch, sweet, and sour. Great as a main meal or a side.
This super easy and quick stir fry is perfect for a weeknight dinner for a small group or a large crowd. You can supplement this recipe with any other veggies you may have in your refrigerator.
This salad is super easy, super quick, and sooooo good! Crunchy, sweet, sour, and super refreshing. Its a take on my Lettuce Wraps, but less fussy than dealing with lettuce leaves as your wrap. You can buy most of these ingredients pre-shredded so all you really have to do is mix them together in a bowl. Minimal chopping required!
Mmmmm, barbecue sandwiches. I think every single family gathering I've ever gone to has had a form of barbecued sandwiches. Smokey, sweet, spicy; barbecue has it all. It was hard when I first thought I'd never be able to enjoy a barbecue sandwich again after going plant based, but oh, I was so wrong! These are the easiest, tastiest sandwich you can make and they are perfect to whip up in your slow-cooker.