Cabbage is a good source of nutrients manganese, vitamins C, and K. Did you know that when cabbage is fermented (i.e., sauerkraut) it increases the amount of vitamin C and makes it easier to absorb? Cabbage also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which help to prevent cancer, type 2 diabetes, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Cabbage juice and the whole leaf can aid in the healing the digestive tract. And, I haven’t even mentioned its fiber content – we know there are several benefits of fiber!
Looking for ways to add more cabbage into your meals?
Cabbage is pretty versatile, you can add it into foods, raw or cooked. If enjoying it raw, it adds a nice crunch to salads, tacos, or taco bowls. Crunchy Thai Quinoa Salad is great by itself or as a side dish. Leftovers make a great lunch too. Prefer it cooked? It steams quickly for a nice addition to soups, stir frys or sauteed with other veggies. Eggroll in a Bowl is a simple recipe with minimal ingredients. It makes for a great weeknight meal since it can be made in less than 30 minutes and is even easier when using a pre-shredded coleslaw mix.
Don’t feel like grating cabbage and carrots? Use a bag of pre-shredded coleslaw mix.
Looking for more meal ideas? Check out my recipe boards on Pinterest, I am frequently adding new recipes.