Cooked Cabbage and Veggie Salad

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As anyone that remotely follows my blog knows, I make an effort to get in 8-10 cups of veggies a day…not only that, I try to get in 8-10 cups of COOKED veggies a day (don’t worry, I still get in some raw ones too!).  The reasons for this are many, but one of the big ones is that cooking veggies allows one to get even more of them in, because they often cook down, or reduce in size.  More veggies = more nutrients and minerals, so this is a good thing!

This goal makes me aim to get in 2-3 cups per meal, and this cooked cabbage and veggie salad is PERFECT for this!  Loads of veggies and super yummy flavors make for a great meal or side dish with some sort of protein.  Today was a light lunch, so I just made this for lunch itself.  Talk about satisfied!  I felt terrific after eating this!

As the name indicates, the main ingredient in this salad is red cabbage.  A super nutritious cruciferous veggie with loads of health benefits!

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Woo-hoo!  Love seeing all those health benefits of something that I’m putting in my body!  Especially since it’s a delicious way to be healthy!  Let’s get to the recipe!

COOKED CABBAGE AND VEGGIE SALAD

Ingredients: 2-4 servings

  • 1/2 small head of red cabbage, cut into very thin slices
  • 2 cups of frozen peas, cooked as indicated on the package
  • 2 carrots, chopped into small slices
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic granules
  • 1/3 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • sea salt, to taste

Directions:

1.) Prepare the peas as indicated on the package. Set aside.

2.) Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large frying pan.  Add the carrots and onion. Cook for 3 minutes.  Add the cabbage, garlic granules, onion powder, and 1/2 cup of water. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the water cooks off and the cabbage is very tender (almost noodle like).  Add the peas, and cook for an additional 2 minutes.

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3.) Remove from the heat, and season with sea salt, to taste.  Transfer to plates to serve.

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Loads of nutrition on a plate!  Enjoy! 🙂

Red Cabbage Cooked Salad

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Oh red cabbage, you are so delicious and so good for me, but why can’t you just be more photogenic?  This red cabbage cooked salad is extremely delicious, and beyond good for you, but for the life of me, I couldn’t get a very good picture of it!

Some of the health benefits of red cabbage are outlined in the following pin.

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As you can see, there is no doubt that this vegetable is filled with nutrition!  This salad blend the perfect ingredients to give you a delicious sweet tang type of a flavor – super YUMMY!  It makes for a perfect side dish with dinner or for a light lunch.

RED CABBAGE COOKED SALAD

Ingredients – makes 2 servings

  • 1/2 head of red cabbage, washed and shredded
  • 1 apple, washed, cored, and shredded
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped.
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • pinch of stevia
  • sea salt, to taste

Directions

1.) Prepare your cabbage, apple, and onion as described.

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2.)  Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.  Add the onion and cook for about 3 minutes.

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3.) Add the cabbage, apple, garlic powder, apple cider vinegar, and stevia.  Cook for about 7-10 minutes.

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4.) Transfer to a plate and season with sea salt.

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Okay, so the picture isn’t fantastic, but seriously, try this – you will LOVE it!  Enjoy! 🙂

Blueberry Smoothie With Hidden Veggies

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Well, I’ve found a new favorite!  Wow, this smoothie is SO SO YUMMY!!!  The best part?  It’s got veggies in there that are so good for you, but totally tastes like a fruit-only smoothie!  Yum.  That is all.

The main ingredients in this smoothie are blueberries, banana, red cabbage, and carrots.  Know what that means?  It means you are getting slammed with loads of antioxidants when you drink this thing!  On top of that, there are tons of other great health benefits that each of these ingredients provides.  Take a look at the following pins explaining some of these awesome benefits!

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All that in one glass of delicious.  Without further ado, let’s get to this recipe!

BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE WITH HIDDEN VEGGIES

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 1/2-3/4 cup baby carrots
  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt (optional, but it makes it super creamy – yum!)
  • small chunk of ginger
  • stevia, to taste (optional)

Directions

Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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Pour into a cup to serve.

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YUM, and believe me, your body will thank you!  Enjoy! 🙂