11 Healthy Cabbage Recipes

By , SparkPeople Blogger
When you think of cabbage, do you think of a garnish used to add color or fill in the white space on a plate? Or worse, do you remember watery, mushy, or chewy boiled cabbage that a relative over-boiled with cured meat? If so, then you share my shock and surprise that, at least until recently, I've been missing out on the vitamins and nutrients packed into this water-rich super food. Cabbage has more vitamin C than an orange is a great source of vitamins A, K and also is high in folate and fiber too.  I like the flavor that it adds to soups and salads. My favorite recipe in the "The SparkPeople Cookbookis Chef Meg’s Minestrone Soup and much of the flavor and nutrition comes from the two cups and chopped cabbage in this recipe. Use these cabbage recipes to add extra vegetables to your nutritional intake. 



Thai Cabbage Noodles

A complete meal high in fiber that taste great. 

CALORIES: 317.8  |  FAT: 11.5g  |  PROTEIN: 12.1g  |  CARBS: 47.7g  |  FIBER: 7.6g
 

Spicy Cabbage Stir-Fry with Tofu


Great recipe to get an extra serving of green vegetables. 

CALORIES: 205.8  |  FAT: 8.2g  |  PROTEIN: 4.1g  |  CARBS: 30.9g  |  FIBER: 4.3g
 

Light and Creamy Cole Slaw


It'll be our little secret that this recipe isn't high in fat. It's so creamy no one will ever know.

CALORIES: 51.8  |  FAT: 1.6g  |  PROTEIN: 2g  |  CARBS: 8.3g  |  FIBER: 3.3g



Spring Rolls

This recipe is really easy; it's really more of a process than a recipe. Rice paper wrappers, which are available in the ethnic sections of most larger supermarkets these days, are a great way to wrap your veggies and protein for a quick snack or light lunch. 

CALORIES: 113.1  |  FAT: 4.2g  |  PROTEIN: 9g  |  CARBS: 9.7g  |  FIBER: 2g
 

Sautéed Cabbage Delight


Low-calorie side dish with garlic, onion, and red pepper flake.

CALORIES: 58.7  |  FAT: 2.1g  |  PROTEIN: 2.4g  |  CARBS: 9.5g  |  FIBER: 3.8g
 

Ground Turkey and Cabbage Stew


CALORIES: 121.4  |  FAT: 3.5g  |  PROTEIN: 11.6g  |  CARBS: 12g  |  FIBER: 4.3g
 

Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage


CALORIES: 83.5  |  FAT: 4.7g  |  PROTEIN: 0.9g  |  CARBS: 11.3g  |  FIBER: 2.1g

Black Bean and Cabbage

This dish is perfect for vegetarians or those trying to eat less meat. Add peppers and carrots for an extra serving of vegetables and added flavor.

CALORIES: 300.8  |  FAT: 5.3g  |  PROTEIN: 10.6g  |  CARBS: 54.8g  |  FIBER: 11.5g
Asian Cabbage Salad

A complete meal packed with veggies and protein.

CALORIES: 295  |  FAT: 16 g  |  PROTEIN: 24g  |  CARBS: 17.2g  |  FIBER: 3.1g
 

Slow-Cooker Cabbage Lentil Vegetable Soup


This delicious soup is perfect for a cold day. Enjoy leftovers for lunch the next day.

CALORIES: 57.6  |  FAT: 0.4g  |  PROTEIN: 3.5g  |  CARBS: 11.7g  |  FIBER: 4g
 
 

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls


Satisfy your hunger with this recipe. 

CALORIES: 159.2  |  FAT: 5.9g  |  PROTEIN: 10.8g  |  CARBS: 16.6g  |  FIBER: 2g
 
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Comments

EVILCECIL 5/4/2018
Cabbage is great! Report
DEE107 5/4/2018
love cabbage so I found a few new ones thanks Report
BLISSFULMOMENTS 12/9/2017
Thanks for sharing! Report
RD03875 10/22/2017
Going to save this article. Sounds good Report
HOLLYM48 10/21/2017
The cabbage recipes looked delicious! Report
JANTHEBLONDE 10/21/2017
Yummy! I can't wait to try some of these cabbage recipe! Report
NELLJONES 10/21/2017
I love cabbage, especially red cabbage. Report
CHERIRIDDELL 10/21/2017
Some excellent ideas thank you! Report
PICKIE98 10/20/2017
I love cabbage! Report
ETHELMERZ 10/20/2017
Love cabbage, but the vitamin C is destroyed by cooking, eat it for every other reason though, great stuff! Report
97MONTY 10/20/2017
Thanks for the recipes, I love cabbage. Report
TERRI1458 10/20/2017
Sounds like a recipe that I will have to try. I don't have very many cabbage recipes. Report
RYCGIRL 10/20/2017
LOVE cabbage. thanks for this piece Report
ROCKS8ROX 10/20/2017
Love cabbage! Thanks for the recipes! Report
CTYONIT 10/20/2017
WE eat lots of cabbage in this house. One of my favorite Mexican restaurants serve their street tacos an a beg of shredded cabbage---delicious! Report
KATHYJO56 8/28/2017
Some of these are very good. I love cabbage Report
BLISSFULMOMENTS 8/27/2017
Thank you for the recipes! Report
I recently started cooking a lot with a wok, I do a Singapore Mei Fun with brown rice noodle and handfuls of shredded cabbage. It's delicious, highly recommend! (main seasoning is curry, no added sugar) Report
OH! I just thought of something - our famous Wichita "Garlic Salad" recipes are low carb high fat (LCHF/Keto) friendly!! They are essentially a slaw made with cabbage and mayonnaise and garlic. None of the sugary stuff. Yay! Report
Hmmm I love cabbage, especially raw. I use it as a side with many Chinese style dishes and rice, as a different texture and fiber adder Report
I love cabbage, but could really do without the after-effects.
Who needs earth-shattering flatulence?? Not me. Report
I make cabbage sauerkraut and bacon pierogi. Report
Sorry, but my sense of smell can NOT get past that - ahem - "aroma" that makes a house smell gawdawful - can't be around that, sorry :( Report
JESSJUNIPELLA
These are NICE recipes. AND, one can always leave out the oil on most. That is my problem with (delicious) roasted cabbage slices/"steaks", brushing on oil. I am going to experiment with an oil-free or just a spritzed pan version. So far I haven't found one online. Report
How could you leave out roasted!?! A bit of olive oil, sliced cabbage "steaks", 450 oven. Heaven!
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CAPRINITS
I agree, Cabbage itself is great for weight loss. Cabbage Lentil Vegetable Soup looks so yummy and is amazingly low in calories. It's a must try. I found
similar cabbage soup http://cabbage.recipes/recipes/deta
ils/creamed-cabbage-and-spinach-sou
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Not sure, however, how much calories it has, but seems to be rich in fibre with the addition of spinach. Report
LONGEST123
All I want is a diet plan. What I should eat every meal. Breakfast, Lunch and Supper. I like easy not hard. If it's going to be hard forget it. If I have to write down what I eat ok. Just give me a choice of what I can eat Report
thanks for the new healthy ways to cook cabbage. i have the link and i will be using them in january Report
I'e decicied - I have cabbage already boiled a little bit.....with brown rice, a small amount of ground beef (both precooked), and mozzarella shredded....mixed together and put in the oven. Report
DREWMONIZER
There was a great-looking Spark recipe or article for roasted? cabbage recently. Had a picture of a cabbage quarter, and recipe used bacon and olive oil. Cannot fine this! Grrrrr. Report
NOVASCOTIAROSE
Now I know what I am going to have for lunch tomorrow . Thanks Report
RENATA144
Thank you for these amazing recipes ! Report
PAL2010
Absolutely wonderful. Thank you. Report
PEETBRIT
Great recipes, and easy to veganize! Report
OMG this is making me hungry !!!!! :-) Report
I too love cabbage, great to have extra recipes!
Thank you Report
GIASBASH6260
I adore cabbage!! Adore it, but my problem is, is that I tend to eat too much and... I get stomach pains, lol! Whoops!

I do love it in salads, both cooked and raw :) Report
I eat sauerkraut nearly everyday as Dr. Mercola says we should have some fermented food daily for good intestinal health. I read the small print on the label that says you can rinse it and remove most of the salt and I do that. Report
I love cabbage but no way would my husband go for it. But I think that I could sneak it into soup - he might notice but it would blend enough with the other flavors that he might actually eat a bite of it! Report
HAPPYMENOW58
These look great!! Report
Great ideas! Thanks Report
I keep a bag of pre-shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix in my crisper drawer to add to soup or stri fry or as a quick side dish sauteed with a little sesame oil. My grandmother used to add a teaspoon of brown sugar to any dish with cabbage. She claimed it kept the whole house from smelling like cabbage. I do the same, but I also find that not overcooking it to be just as effective. Report
Lately I've been chopping it up & adding w/ saute'd veggies to various casseroles I've made. (This past weekend we had a taco casserole w/ black beans & rice & veggies and also tuna/salmon casserole w/ noodles & veggies.)

It really does add in well and does NOT counter other flavors. It IS a great way to include another veggie + nutrition.

(If you grow cabbage, you can shred it, blanch it, and toss into ziploc bags in the freezer for use in soups & stews.) Report
Excited about the many cabbage recipes! I normally just cook it on top of the stove with a lot of spices, bell peppers and onions and I prefer it HOT with red pepper. I also add smoke sauce. Now I have other alternatives. Thanks a lot for your hard work on this blog! Spring rolls sounds like a recipe I'll try first! :) Report
JULIA1154
Thanks for this array of cabbage recipes. I'm a big fan of the vegetable but had run out of inspiration. I'll enjoy trying many of these - the ground turkey and cabbage stew will probably be the first. Report
 
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