I can honestly say that authoring this blog is forcing me to expand my repertoire of recipes. (Definitely not a bad thing.)
A braised cabbage recipe would never have been on my list for an evening meal, but tonight I needed to do something different with some aging apples, and red cabbage. I browsed through my cookbooks, and found this recipe from Reader’s Digest Eat to Beat High Blood Pressure.
I had to call my friend, Pam, to make sure I had cooked the cabbage properly. She gave me a few tips, and the cabbage turned out to be a wonderful, colorful, and very tasty side dish.
Served with baked cod, the combination made for a terrific light and healthy meal. Can’t beat that!
Happy, healthy cooking!
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp caraway seeds
- 1 pound red cabbage
- 1 pound red cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1 tbs cider vinegar
- 2 small crisp apples, chopped
- 1 tsp honey
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and caraway and saute until softened for 5 minutes.
- Stir in cabbage, vinegar and a pinch of salt. Cook 5 minutes, covered, until cabbage wilts.
- Add remaining ingredients and cook covered another 5 minutes until cabbage is tender and apples are crisp-tender.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, manganese, folate, vitamin B6, potassium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Cabbages protects against cardiovascular disease, some kinds of cancers, Alzheimer’s Disease and gastrointestinal health.
Apples are a great source of vitamin C and fiber. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant for a healthy heart. The flavonoids in apples also contribute to heart health. High in fiber, apples can help lower LDL cholesterol.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 3