Get Creative With Cabbage : Healthy And Low Carb

Get Creative With Cabbage : Healthy And Low Carb

Cabbage is an exceptionally healthy food. It has an outstanding nutrient profile and is especially high in vitamins C and K. In addition, eating cabbage may even help lower the risk of certain diseases, improve digestion and combat inflammation. Plus, cabbage makes a tasty and inexpensive addition to a number of recipes. With so many potential health benefits, it is easy to see why cabbage deserves some time in the spotlight and some room on your plate. So perhaps it's time to get creative with cabbage and instead of delicious butter braised cabbage, why not try one (or both) of these recipe suggestions ! 

Italian Chicken Parmesan with Cabbage Pasta : Low Carb / Keto

A simple, creamy chicken parmesan dinner with the added tang of sundried and regular tomatoes. It works just as well for regular weekdays meals as it does for a festive weekend get-together. Serve it on top of butter-fried cabbage strips in place of pasta... delicious!

Serves Four
10g net carbs per serving
Italian chicken stew
2 tbsp. butter for frying
1¾ lbs (800g) chicken breasts, sliced
¼ cup (60ml) tomatoes, sun-dried, coarsely chopped
8 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
½ cup (125ml) parmesan cheese, shredded (grated)
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
3 oz. (75g) baby spinach
1½ cups (350ml) heavy (double) whipping cream
salt and pepper
Cabbage pasta
15 oz. (425g) green cabbage, shredded (grated)
2 tbsp. butter for frying
salt or pepper
can be seen here

Asian Cabbage Stir Fry / Crack Slaw : Low Carb

This lovely low-carb dish, Asian Cabbage stir-fry, sometimes known as 'Crack Slaw', is very delicious, and I'm sure that if you don't know this recipe already, it could well become a favourite to include in your menu plans!

Serves Four 
8g net carbs per serving
650 g (1½ lbs) green cabbage
110 g (4oz) butter, divided
1 tsp salt
1 tsp onion powder
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp chili flakes
1 tbsp. fresh ginger, finely chopped or grated
550 g (1¼ lbs) ground (minced) beef
3 scallions, chopped in 1/2-inch slices
1 tbsp. sesame oil
Wasabi mayonnaise
225 ml (1 cup) mayonnaise
½ tbsp. wasabi paste
Substituting ingredients
You can replace the beef with other kinds of protein like (minced) ground chicken, pork or lamb.
If you have other sorts of cabbage like red cabbage or savoy cabbage, they will work just as fine.

If you don't like mayonnaise you can substitute that for crème fraîche,
sour cream, or even cream cheese.
Storing and reheating
This dish keeps in the fridge for at least 3-4 days. You can also store it in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Thawing and reheating can make the cabbage release its liquids so the dish may be a bit more watery compared to freshly cooked, but this does not affect the flavour of the dish. 
Cooking instructions 
can be found here 

I'm not sure where the name 'Crack Slaw' originated, but those who have tried this, or similar recipes, say it is delicious and addictive so maybe that's a clue?

Is cabbage one of your favourite vegetables, or do you prefer another?

… dear reader, you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan
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