4 Ways to Eat Cabbage and Like it!

Hear me out: cabbage isn't all that bad.

I know it's probably not the first veggie you reach for at the grocery store, but it's soooo good for you. Cabbage boasts high levels of vitamins C and K, can reduce cholesterol levels and has even been labeled as a food to eat for cancer prevention according to the World's Healthiest Foods website.
Cabbage! Photo: SXC.HU

So, let's serve it up!

If the only time you nosh on this cruciferous vegetable is on St. Patrick's Day with a side of corned beef, it's time to add cabbage to your weekly menu planning.

Here's four ways to eat cabbage:
  1. Shred red or green cabbage and make a delicious spring salad. I cheat and use pre-shredded coleslaw mix (a blend of green cabbage and carrots) to make a springy salad flavored with apples and almonds.
  2. Steam wedges of cabbage with baby red potatoes and carrots for a vegetable medley side dish that pairs well with beef, ham or chicken.
  3. Stir fresh, raw cabbage shreds into homemade mashed potatoes. You'll eat fewer of the starchy potatoes, and boost your vitamin intake.
  4. Be naughty and bake cabbage in a creamy white sauce such as bechamel. This isn't the healthiest of options, but it's tasty! (Hey, I'm human!)
So, how do you like to eat cabbage?

Until Next Time,
Choose Healthy!

Angela Tague
Whole Foods Living

PS: This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Each day during April (excluding Sundays) I will be posting a blog related to a specific letter of the alphabet. Stop back tomorrow, join this site with Google friend connect, or sign up for email reminders on the top, left side of this page to keep up with what I've got cooking!

32 comments:

  1. Ahem...I happen to love cabbage. That makes me an exception, right? Thanks for sharing all these facts about cabbage :)-- i shall point my husband towards them.

    Damyanti @Daily(w)rite
    Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2013

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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    1. YAY! I'm glad you love it! It's so good for you! ~Angela

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  2. Hi :)

    Just popping in from the A-Z Challenge list.

    Great post honey, i LOVE Cabbage ;)

    xx

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Happy A-to-Z 2013! ~Angela, Whole Foods Living

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  3. Love cabbage!
    With cream sauce, who would have thunk it ;0

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    1. Hi Jen! Yes, it's sooo good that way. Not good for the waistline, but good for the taste buds! LOL! ~Angela

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  4. It's easy to add some into one of my favorite 'left-over' dishes - 'bubble and squeak' (it's a Brit thing) Failing that I often use the bag of coleslaw and slowly saute it with butter, caraway seeds,(help it's digestion)cayenne, black pepper, pretty much any flavorings you like. It cooks down quite a lot, but is very tasty.

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    1. HI Shirlene! I have never heard of bubble and squeek! I must Google that! Sauteed in butter? Wow, you can't beat that! Thanks for stopping by! ~Angela

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  5. I love cabbage! Must try that mix with mashed potatoes.

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    1. It's awesome! I mix them together, then put them in a baking dish, put a little shredded cheddar cheese on top and warm it in the oven until it's melty and bubbly. Delicious!! ~Angela

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  6. I don't eat much cabbage, although I do like cabbage rolls. I'll have to try a couple of your suggestions.

    Carol's Notebook

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    1. Oh, I like cabbage rolls too! Great suggestion for my readers! And egg rolls, too! ~Angela

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  7. I like to shred cabbage, and some onion, toss the lot in a fry pan with butter, add a little water and some salt, put the lid on and let steam til tender, remove lid, boil water off then add wine vinegar and cayenne to taste.

    Shirlene, I'm a Brit and I never liked Bubble and Squeak. Hubby does though.

    Thanks for dropping by.

    JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

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    1. I love cabbage and onions together! I have never used wine vinegar to season cabbage. I will try that! Thank you! ~Angela

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  8. What a GREAT blog!!! I had to come see after you commented on mine, I am a whole food lover and foodie myself :-), your blog is now bookmarked and I will be following diligently! Great stuff!! And I like cabbage, too :-)

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Jennifer! I look forward to peeking in on your blog too! This is the best part of the A to Z -- meeting new foodies! :) ~Angela

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  9. I love cabbage, but have to admit it's St. Paddy's Day and Asian salads when I get it. I'm going to have to try some of these. Thanks!

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    1. Oh, I forgot about Asian salads! Cabbage pairs so well with juicy mandarin oranges and tangy dressings. YUM! Thanks for the reminder! ~Angela

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  10. We in India use cabbage [along with diced potatoes and peas + some spices + ginger-garlic-onion paste] for a main vegetarian curry with Rice/Dal or Chapatis. I love that. :)

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    1. That sounds amazing!! I love Indian food, and I'm a veggie too!! I don't think I've ever met a curry I didn't like! Thanks for stopping by! ~Angela

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  11. -waving 'hi' from the A to Z challenge-

    Wow, so glad I found your blog. My wife and I have just started a juice fast after watching "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead". It really inspired us to try to get healthy and this looks like a great place to find some good info.

    Looking forward to more great posts :)

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    1. HI Mark! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such kind words! I love that movie too! I'm also on a personal crusade to stay healthy. I've dropped 30lbs and am now at my "ideal" weight and working to keep it off! Plus eating healthy helps control a few medical problems, so it's truly a win-win! Stay motivated and stop by anytime!! :) ~Angela

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  12. Haven't had cabbage in a while. Used to love making a cabbage tomato soup. It was so yummy. Thanks for reminding me. :)

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    1. I've never put cabbage and tomatoes together. Hmmmm... I might have to look that up! Thanks! ~Angela

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  13. I am not a big fan of cabbage. Probably because it was a staple in our home growing up. As was spinach. I did come to love spinach, though. Maybe there's still hope with cabbage. Thanks for the ideas for how to make it tastier.

    Hope you're enjoying the A to Z Challenge...I am (but, phew! it takes a lot of time).
    Jagoda at http://www.conflicttango.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! The challenge is a true challenge when trying to keep up with all the comments, visiting other sites and working on posts. I should have prepared ahead like I did last year, but I actually like writing one each day. We press on! ~Angela

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  14. Cabbage - one of my favorites... including family members brussel sprouts and kale. Did you know that broccoli is also part of the cabbage family? #atozChallenge http://www.ribbitsandtiaras.com

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    1. Thanks for stoppging by! I guess it's no surprise I also love Brussels sprouts, kale and broccoli! Fun fact! Thanks for sharing! ~Angela

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  15. I have to wait for at least 6 more months to eat cabbage because of my baby tummy. i love cabbage though

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lorena! So, does this mean you're expecting? And I didn't know pregnant women can't eat cabbage! I learn something new every day! ~Angela

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  16. I love boiled cabbage with smoked sausage and small potatoes. It's my favorite meal.

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    1. Yum! I love boiled cabbage with those little red potatoes and a drizzle of hot butter! Now I'm hungry!! ~Angela

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