Did you know that cabbage is FILLED with all the best things? It is packed with Vitamin C and Vitamin K, it can help with inflammation, helps lower blood pressure, keeps your heart healthy, helps with digestion, and helps keep cholesterol levels in check. It was actually used by ancient Greeks and Romans to help with eye inflammation, and it is said to help with eye sight!
Cabbage is a dense veggie so it can be a little rough on the digestive system when eaten raw, so it is best to cook it a little bit or pickle it!
Not only is red cabbage beautifully stunning when cut into, but it has become a staple in our kitchen! It is super versatile and with all the benefits of cabbage (it also helps build muscle, cleanses the blood, and boost immune systems) I have found some fun ways to add it to our meals.
Our favorite way to enjoy this tasty treat is in Spring Rolls! Just cut up some carrots and cucumber, lightly sautee the cabbage, cook some ramen noodles, chop some lettuce and add in some herbs (basil, cilantro, and green onion are some of our favs). Use rice paper to roll up all ingredients like a burrito and ENJOY! This is best served with Peanut Sauce. You can make some by mixing peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic together with a splash of water.
For a quick dinner, we decided to make a Spring Roll Rice Bowl! Yes, all the same ingredients went into this meal and we added a little rice, some chicken, and topped it all off with Peanut Sauce.
Another fan favorite is to grill cabbage steaks. I said it, cabbage steaks! Take your head of cabbage a cut those babies into 1 inch thick "steaks". Season with some olive oil, salt, pepper and onion powder and place them on the grill. Cook the first side for about 5 minutes, then flip and cook for another 4 minutes. When they are done you can top with Peanut Sauce, Thousand Island Dressing, or even some sauteed mushrooms and onions like you would a steak!
If you haven't tried working with cabbage yet, I not only highly recommend it but I challenge you to use it in your next meal! The easiest way to throw it into dinner is to saute
cabbage with other veggies and place it all on some rice.