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11Apr, 24
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Why Cabbage is Great + 15 Delicious Recipes

In my opinion, cabbage is an entirely underrated vegetable and deserves more space on our weekly menus.

It’s available throughout the year, but its peak season is from January to June, which means now is a wonderful time to try one of the following recipes.

Cabbage is a dense, leafy, cruciferous vegetable that comes in various colors, such as green, white, purple, and red. Many people don’t know what a powerhouse it is or how many benefits it has! 

Here are just a few reasons why cabbage is great and why you should eat more:

Packed With Nutrients

Cabbage is about 92% water, but the rest is FULL of vital vitamins and nutrients—specifically, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, and folate, among many others!

Increases Antioxidant Productions

Cabbage increases the production of antioxidants and detoxification enzymes and stimulates the production of liver cleansing; it actually helps your liver break down toxins so they can be more easily expelled, and it also has diuretic properties that help rid your body of excess liquid, carrying toxins along with it!

Low in Calories & High in Fiber

Cabbage is very low in calories and high in nutrients and fiber, which makes it a great veggie for weight loss and helps with digestion.

It’s full of gut-friendly insoluble fiber, which helps keep the digestive system healthy by adding bulk to stool, promoting regular bowel movements, and increasing the number of beneficial gut bacteria

Reduces Inflammation

Chronic inflammation not only doesn’t feel good but can increase the risk of diseases.

Cruciferous vegetables like cabbage contain many different antioxidants that have been known to reduce chronic inflammation.

Easy on the Wallet

Finally, cabbage is really affordable! In terms of price per cup, a report by the Department of Agriculture labels cabbage as the second most economical cooked vegetable in terms of price per edible cup.

So, if you’re looking for a healthy, tasty, and versatile veggie that’s also inexpensive, then look no further than cabbage!

There are many ways to enjoy cabbage, such as soups, salads, and casseroles.

Here are 15 of my FAVORITE cabbage recipes:

1. Taco-Style Cabbage Skillet

Taco Tuesday has never been so fun! Here’s a super creative and nutritious spin on typical tacos.

As a one-pan meal, there isn’t much cleanup required, so this recipe is perfect for a busy Tuesday evening!

2. Cabbage and Cheese Frittata

If you have a big family, then you should definitely try this frittata. It’s an easy breakfast for a larger crew AND helps you start your day on the right foot with plenty of veggies!

3. Cabbage Hash Browns

These little cabbage hash browns would be so tasty alongside eggs and bacon in the morning, but they are also just as great as a fun side dish to go with dinner. Thanks to all of the seasonings and the onion, each bite is bursting with flavor! 

4. Bacon Wrapped Cabbage

I know my family isn’t the only one who LOVES bacon. We believe everything in moderation, so bacon makes an appearance once or twice a month in our house.

Recipes like this one let us enjoy all the irresistible flavors of bacon while still providing nutritional value from the veggies!

5. Zesty Purple Cabbage Slaw

Bright and gorgeous, this is one of my favorite, crave-worthy side dishes. It’s a zesty, tangy bowl of goodness that makes for a beautiful and distinctive dish that will be sure to get compliments and conversations going at your next party!

6. Instant Pot Cabbage with Sausage or Pepperoni

This recipe came together one evening when I needed to make something quick with the ingredients I had on hand. It’s super simple and turned out SO GOOD! My kids especially love it, and I hope yours do too!

7. Asian-Inspired Cabbage Rolls

Ultra-flavorful, fun to eat, impressive, and way easier than they look, these cabbage rolls are fantastic! They’re fabulous for those watching their carbohydrates and looking for a satisfying, tasty, protein-packed meal idea.

8. Roasted Parmesan Cabbage

The crispy edges and savory taste makes these roasted parmesan cabbage bites taste almost like chips. They’re terrific to have on hand for a tasty snack or to beef up the amount of veggies on your dinner plate!

9. Crockpot “Corned Beef” & Cabbage + Veggies

Here’s my healthier take on the “corned beef and cabbage” dish we’re all familiar with. I believe you’ll enjoy this version just as much while saving yourself a TON of sodium. It’s really comforting and surprisingly simple! 

10. Hot N’ Hearty Melty Cabbage Casserole

This casserole is a winter and fall favorite in my house, but tastes just as fantastic during the warmer months. Plus, it’s even better reheated the next day and stays in the fridge for about four days, so it’s an excellent meal prep idea. 

11. Crockpot or Instant Pot Cabbage Soup With Beef

Packed with protein and vegetables, this soup is a nutritional powerhouse of a meal! There are so many reasons to add more soup to your diet, including nutritional value, taste, simplicity, and affordability! 

12. Sauteed Cabbage + Sausage

This skillet meal comes together in under 20 minutes, and all of the ingredients are very interchangeable and customizable to YOUR taste preferences! Couldn’t be easier and with really quick cleanup!

13. Fish Tacos with Limey Mango Cabbage Slaw

Here’s another amazing recipe for your taco Tuesday meal! The purple cabbage marinates in the lime and sea salt for a few minutes, which helps break it down a bit so that it’s more tender and super flavorful.

14. Cabbage Enchilada Roll Ups

Talk about creative! Enchiladas are a popular meal in my house, and these have all the taste plus way more nutritional value. Add these to your menu this week, then come back and let me know how much you loved them!

15. Sautéed Cabbage + Bacon

You only need a few simple ingredients and one pan to get this tasty cabbage on your table tonight (my kind of dish!) Even better, it’s another one that tastes as good, if not better, the next day, so you can always meal prep it and save yourself some time and effort.

As you can tell, cabbage, no matter the form it’s cooked, is hands-down one of my favorite vegetables. If you weren’t sold on it, I hope this post helped convince you to try more cabbage-based foods!

Once you’ve tried them, let me know which is your favorite! And remember to tag CleanFoodCrush with any of the meals that you share; I want to see your delicious cabbage creations!

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