Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Great Snack

Someday I am going to write a "healthy recipe" cookbook. Until that time, I want to share the healthiest and easiest snack I know. Believe it or is just simmered cabbage. You are going to have to trust me on this one. You can use it as a side dish or just cook it up for hungry snacking.

One head of green cabbage
Cut it into large chunks
Place it in a large pan with butter (1-2 oz) and olive oil
Add 1/4 cup of water to keep moist.
Just braise it on the cooktop and put a lid on it and let it simmer.
Give it a stir and in about 15 minutes it is done. Season and enjoy!

Leftovers can be stored and warmed up for a quick snack.

I don't know the calorie count but the only fat is the butter and olive oil. Eat this instead of a full dinner and watch the lbs melt off.

Cabbage is rich in nutrients like iron, folate, calcium, potassium, Vit C, Vit K and all of the B vitamins.

7 comments: said...

Did you know that cabbage has more vitamin C than does an orange?


Anonymous said...

Can't wait to for your healthy cookbook. Let me kmow when you write it.

Anonymous said...

Do you thik someone that doens't like cabage would like it with the olive oil and butter?

Toni Brayer MD said...

Anon: Try it. Cabbage is .69/lb and when cooked this way is very sweet and yummy.

Rich said...

Gives me gas

Cockroach Catcher said...

Love your recipe.

Cut into thin slices and then dry fry in a good quality cast iron skillet. This will caramelize the cabbage and a touch of salt will be good seasoning or else some thin slices of bacon or salt beef will suit all tastes and religion. No oil required.

The Cockroach Catcher

medicine girl said...

Either yours or Cockroach Catcher's methods followed by a few drops (perhaps a teaspoon for a 1/2 to 1 head of cabbage) of toasted sesame oil + salt or tamari is divine!

I can't wait to see more of your healthy recipes!