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11 Healthy Cabbage Recipes

By , SparkPeople Blogger
When you think of cabbage, do you think of a garnish used to add color or fill in the white space on a plate? Or worse, do you remember watery, mushy, or chewy boiled cabbage that a relative over-boiled with cured meat? If so, then you share my shock and surprise that, at least until recently, I've been missing out on the vitamins and nutrients packed into this water-rich super food. Cabbage has more vitamin C than an orange is a great source of vitamins A, K and also is high in folate and fiber too.  I like the flavor that it adds to soups and salads. My favorite recipe in the "The SparkPeople Cookbookis Chef Meg’s Minestrone Soup and much of the flavor and nutrition comes from the two cups and chopped cabbage in this recipe. Use these cabbage recipes to add extra vegetables to your nutritional intake. 

Thai Cabbage Noodles

A complete meal high in fiber that taste great. 

CALORIES: 317.8  |  FAT: 11.5g  |  PROTEIN: 12.1g  |  CARBS: 47.7g  |  FIBER: 7.6g

Spicy Cabbage Stir-Fry with Tofu

Great recipe to get an extra serving of green vegetables. 

CALORIES: 205.8  |  FAT: 8.2g  |  PROTEIN: 4.1g  |  CARBS: 30.9g  |  FIBER: 4.3g

Light and Creamy Cole Slaw

It'll be our little secret that this recipe isn't high in fat. It's so creamy no one will ever know.

CALORIES: 51.8  |  FAT: 1.6g  |  PROTEIN: 2g  |  CARBS: 8.3g  |  FIBER: 3.3g

Spring Rolls

This recipe is really easy; it's really more of a process than a recipe. Rice paper wrappers, which are available in the ethnic sections of most larger supermarkets these days, are a great way to wrap your veggies and protein for a quick snack or light lunch. 

CALORIES: 113.1  |  FAT: 4.2g  |  PROTEIN: 9g  |  CARBS: 9.7g  |  FIBER: 2g

Sautéed Cabbage Delight

Low-calorie side dish with garlic, onion, and red pepper flake.

CALORIES: 58.7  |  FAT: 2.1g  |  PROTEIN: 2.4g  |  CARBS: 9.5g  |  FIBER: 3.8g

Ground Turkey and Cabbage Stew

CALORIES: 121.4  |  FAT: 3.5g  |  PROTEIN: 11.6g  |  CARBS: 12g  |  FIBER: 4.3g

Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

CALORIES: 83.5  |  FAT: 4.7g  |  PROTEIN: 0.9g  |  CARBS: 11.3g  |  FIBER: 2.1g

Black Bean and Cabbage

This dish is perfect for vegetarians or those trying to eat less meat. Add peppers and carrots for an extra serving of vegetables and added flavor.

CALORIES: 300.8  |  FAT: 5.3g  |  PROTEIN: 10.6g  |  CARBS: 54.8g  |  FIBER: 11.5g
Asian Cabbage Salad

A complete meal packed with veggies and protein.

CALORIES: 295  |  FAT: 16 g  |  PROTEIN: 24g  |  CARBS: 17.2g  |  FIBER: 3.1g

Slow-Cooker Cabbage Lentil Vegetable Soup

This delicious soup is perfect for a cold day. Enjoy leftovers for lunch the next day.

CALORIES: 57.6  |  FAT: 0.4g  |  PROTEIN: 3.5g  |  CARBS: 11.7g  |  FIBER: 4g

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Satisfy your hunger with this recipe. 

CALORIES: 159.2  |  FAT: 5.9g  |  PROTEIN: 10.8g  |  CARBS: 16.6g  |  FIBER: 2g
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Now I know what I am going to have for lunch tomorrow . Thanks Report
Thank you for these amazing recipes ! Report
Absolutely wonderful. Thank you. Report
Great recipes, and easy to veganize! Report
OMG this is making me hungry !!!!! :-) Report
I too love cabbage, great to have extra recipes!
Thank you Report
I adore cabbage!! Adore it, but my problem is, is that I tend to eat too much and... I get stomach pains, lol! Whoops!

I do love it in salads, both cooked and raw :) Report
I eat sauerkraut nearly everyday as Dr. Mercola says we should have some fermented food daily for good intestinal health. I read the small print on the label that says you can rinse it and remove most of the salt and I do that. Report
I love cabbage but no way would my husband go for it. But I think that I could sneak it into soup - he might notice but it would blend enough with the other flavors that he might actually eat a bite of it! Report
These look great!! Report
Great ideas! Thanks Report
I keep a bag of pre-shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix in my crisper drawer to add to soup or stri fry or as a quick side dish sauteed with a little sesame oil. My grandmother used to add a teaspoon of brown sugar to any dish with cabbage. She claimed it kept the whole house from smelling like cabbage. I do the same, but I also find that not overcooking it to be just as effective. Report
Lately I've been chopping it up & adding w/ saute'd veggies to various casseroles I've made. (This past weekend we had a taco casserole w/ black beans & rice & veggies and also tuna/salmon casserole w/ noodles & veggies.)

It really does add in well and does NOT counter other flavors. It IS a great way to include another veggie + nutrition.

(If you grow cabbage, you can shred it, blanch it, and toss into ziploc bags in the freezer for use in soups & stews.) Report
Excited about the many cabbage recipes! I normally just cook it on top of the stove with a lot of spices, bell peppers and onions and I prefer it HOT with red pepper. I also add smoke sauce. Now I have other alternatives. Thanks a lot for your hard work on this blog! Spring rolls sounds like a recipe I'll try first! :) Report
Thanks for this array of cabbage recipes. I'm a big fan of the vegetable but had run out of inspiration. I'll enjoy trying many of these - the ground turkey and cabbage stew will probably be the first. Report
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