My family loves pasta, and I don't want to deprive them just because I'm not eating it these days. I make cabbage for myself and eat it like spaghetti, with tomato sauce.
As soon as I put the pasta water on to boil, I shred cabbage into long thin strands, and then saute it while the pasta is cooking. The timing works out just right -- everything's ready together. We all have something for extra protein on our plates, as well as an additional veggie.
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I have discovered that if I make a salad for 10, eat as much as I want, and store the rest in the fridge, I snack on junk less. Having a prepared salad in the fridge makes it easy for me to choose the veggies over the salty/crunchy food I'm craving... grated cabbage in the salad helps!
grated cabbage in the salad helps curb my craving for crunchy foods
Cabbage is highly promoted for prevention of cancer. A compound in cabbage, sulforaphane, also helps protect cells from invasion of carcinogens & even repairs ulcers. Cabbage has a substance that inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat, definitely a painless way of dieting. Eat uncooked cabbage, either on its own, or juiced. Shred onto salads, make soup, steam with fennel seeds.
On Thanksgiving I made Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage when my neighbor went ewww! I had 10 people for dinner & everyone including my neighbor went for second helpings & were fighting for leftovers to take home. Make the cabbage with diced apples for the sweetness, Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion& apple and sauté until golden, 7 minutes.Add cabbage, vinegar & sweet & low to taste, cook cabbage 10 minutes more & add in Canadian bacon pieces. Great with turkey!
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