In a farewell to February and a tribute to red/purple foods, here is a round up of delicious, nutritious red cabbage recipes. Cabbage is one of the most nutrient-dense foods. Purple cabbage has additional powerful phytochemicals (natural chemical compounds in plants) called anthocyanins that are good for your brain.
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Shred a whole cabbage in a food processor to use throughout the week. In addition to using in these meals you can
- Add a handful into leafy green salads
- Replace rice with the shredded cabbage and use base for curry, bean dishes
- Add a handful on top of chili or bean soups
Nutrient-Dense Cabbage Mushroom Ramen Soup – Color My Food
Creamy Red Cabbage Soup – Easy Healthy Recipes
- Micro greens or chopped parsley
- Toasted pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
Braised Red Cabbage – Maria Ushakova
I made this with Roasted Pork Tenderloin, a classic pairing with cabbage in Germany and Austria. The leftover braised cabbage I mixed, about 1/4 cup or so, into leafy green salads.
Roasted Red Cabbage and Brussels Sprouts – Color My Food
This is so pretty. And super nutrient dense!
- Use broccoli instead of Brussels sprouts
- With or without potatoes
- Use sweet potatoes instead of potatoes
- Experiment! What other veggies could you add?
Pesto Roasted Cauliflower and Purple Cabbage – Sanity of Lack Thereof
I never thought I’d ever say I am crazy for cauliflower. Yet here I am. Especially for roasted cauliflower. Yum! When I learned how powerful cauliflower is for our immune system, I set out to find ways to make it taste good. Suddenly I have found so many possibilities! This is an especially nutrient-dense recipe because it has both cauliflower and red cabbage.
Pesto is a favorite in our house. I always make a double batch to use later in the week:
- on roasted fish or broiled chicken breasts
- spread on toast and broiled with tomato for breakfast with goat cheese on top
- a generous dollop mixed into salad
- on a tortilla wrap with greens, olives and goat cheese