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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SUNSET09 10/18/2019
Cabbage is delish, SparkFriends and so good for us. Thanx Report
NELLJONES 8/20/2019
I love the whole cabbage family! Report
All great suggestions. Report
THINCPL2004 7/14/2019
Great ideas thanks! Report
XREPHA 5/22/2019
Love cabbage in sweet and sour soup and stir fry. I'm open to trying new recipes for cabbage. Bring 'em on! Report
All great suggestions! Report
It sounds like a bunch of great ideas for me to investigate and make some new recipes. Report
PWILLOW1 1/18/2019
I love cabbage in chicken soup and cabbage rolls. I also love sauerkraut which is cabbage and make a great sauerkraut salad. Report
RAPUNZEL53 1/4/2019
Thanks. Report
my favorite recipe to make is my cabbage rolls but I love cole slaw and cabbage soup with veggies Report
Great ideas! Report
Cabbage is great! Report
love cabbage so I found a few new ones thanks Report
Thanks for sharing! Report
Going to save this article. Sounds good Report
The cabbage recipes looked delicious! Report
Yummy! I can't wait to try some of these cabbage recipe! Report
I love cabbage, especially red cabbage. Report
Some excellent ideas thank you! Report
I love cabbage! Report
Love cabbage, but the vitamin C is destroyed by cooking, eat it for every other reason though, great stuff! Report
Thanks for the recipes, I love cabbage. Report
Sounds like a recipe that I will have to try. I don't have very many cabbage recipes. Report
LOVE cabbage. thanks for this piece Report
Love cabbage! Thanks for the recipes! Report
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
Some of these are very good. I love cabbage Report
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
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!
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

Not sure, however, how much calories it has, but seems to be rich in fibre with the addition of spinach. Report
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
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
Now I know what I am going to have for lunch tomorrow . Thanks Report
Thank you for these amazing recipes ! Report
Absolutely wonderful. Thank you. Report
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
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