Cabbage is a delicious vegetable that can be used in many different recipes. Along with being a staple food item this season, cabbage is also packed with multiple health benefits:
Cabbage can boost your immune system – sulforaphane, found in cabbage, is a natural sulfur compound that can help fight against cancer and other illnesses that could affect your health.
Fermented cabbage is high in probiotics – fermented cabbage in the form of kimchi and sauerkraut are not only tasty, but are full of probiotics to support a healthy gut, which in turn improves your immune system, increases nutrient absorption, and aids in digestion.
Cabbage is in high fiber – eating fiber-containing foods can really help improve digestion and metabolism.
Cabbage can potentially lower the risk of Type 2 Diabetes – studies have shown that with its high fiber content, along with other properties, cabbage can help balance blood sugar.
Cabbage can reduce inflammation – the high sulfur content in cabbage can actually help soothe inflammation in the digestive system and other areas of the body.
Try out one of these yummy cabbage sides to go along with your next meal:
In a small bowl, mix together dressing ingredients: ½ C plain Greek yogurt (or a dairy free yogurt option), 1 tbsp. white vinegar, 2 tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tbsp. honey (smooth), 1 tsp. garlic powder, sea salt and pepper to taste.
In a separate bowl, mix together finely chopped organic red and green cabbage (about 2 C total), and ¼ C shredded organic carrot. Add the dressing to this mixture and stir well. Let sit in the fridge overnight and enjoy the next day!
Roughly chop half a head of organic green cabbage. Add to a pan on medium heat along with 1 tbsp. butter (or vegan butter if preferred) and seasoned with sea salt and pepper to taste. After 5 minutes, add in 2 tbsp. soy sauce (light sodium or Tamari gluten free soy sauce), 1 tbsp. maple syrup, ¼ C crushed organic Mike & Mike’s roasted almonds. Cook for another 5-10 minutes or until tender, and serve warm.