This month, we’re Eating a Rainbow of produce at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap. This week’s theme is CABBAGE!
I’m not a big fan of cabbage. Honestly, I can think of lots of other green produce I would prefer. But, it just seems appropriate for St. Patrick’s Day, don’t you think? And, I do like cabbage in slaws. I also like to use red cabbage in salads for its nice color.
Eating Cabbage for Health. It’s not surprising that eating raw or quickly-cooked cabbage will give you the most health benefits. You don’t want to cook out all the good stuff! It’s high in Vitamins K and C, and contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B6. It’s also high in Manganese and Potassium, and contains magnesium, calcium, and iron.
Adding Cabbage To
Your My Diet. The research on all the vitamins and minerals in cabbage, and the health benefits is overwhelming. After reading some articles about the nutritional qualities of cabbage, I’ve determined it should be a regular part of our diet! This article by Mercola sums it up: “Ample proof is available showing cabbage to have more medicinal value than any other natural food. It helps heal stomach ulcers and may help prevent cancer. Colon, prostate, and breast cancer risk are minimized with good amounts of cabbage in the diet. In fact, some studies indicate that cabbage ingestion may be more effective than any other treatment.” And The World’s Healthiest Foods says you should eat it 2-3 times a week. I’m definitely taking another look at this vegetable.
Brassicas: Cooking the World’s Healthiest Vegetables: Kale, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts and More. I pulled this cookbook off my shelf for inspiration, and found a couple great new recipes to try: Greek Shaved Cabbage and Fennel Salad and Five-Spice Red Cabbage Salad.
I found some fun new Gluten-Free Recipes on the web, too:
- Cabbage Crunch Salad at Gluten Free Mama
- Colcannon at Adventures of a Vegan, Military Wife
- Corned Beef and Cabbage Meatballs at I Breathe…I’m Hungry
- Kale, Sausage, Squash, and Cabbage Soup at Simply Gluten-Free
- Roasted Cabbage with Lemon at Kalyn’s Kitchen
- Slow-cooker Beer Simmered Corned Beef and Vegetables at Boulder Locavore
- Stir-Fried Cabbage and Pork at Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures
- Thai Mango Cabbage Wraps at Cookie and Kate
Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and recipes with Cabbage from our gluten-free blogging friends.
Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Tuesday – Corned Beef and Cabbage
Wednesday – Leftover Buffet
Thursday – Hamburgers with Irish Potato Farls and Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower
Friday – Fish Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw
Saturday – Eating Out
Sunday – Pizza with Five-Spice Red Cabbage Salad
Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup
Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Menu
Since avoiding boiled, mushy cabbage, Angela has found that she loves cabbage cooked other ways. She has some great recipes for it, too: Lazy Cabbage Roll Casserole, Napa Cabbage Slaw, Mongolian Chicken and Veggies, Kimchi, Cilantro Cashew Salad, Apple Slaw, Chinese Dumplings (Potstickers), Fish Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw, Slow Cooker Moo Shu Chicken, Corn Relish, Slow Cooker Pork Lo Mein, and Honey-Orange Bean & Vegetable Slaw. In addition to the Lazy Cabbage Roll Casserole she’s making this week for dinner, she’ll also be making Teriyaki Burgers, Mongolian Chicken and Veggies, Slow-Cooker Sloppy Joes, and Pineapple-Garlic Pork Chops.
The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth is making a Stir-Fry this week with noodles, cabbage, and coconut aminos. She’ll also be having Rotisserie Chicken, Tomato Soup, Freezer Burritos, Cauli-Power Fettichini “Alfredo”, Copycat recipes for Chipotle Beans and Rice, Veggie Sandwiches, and Pizza. She also has a link for GF, Paleo, and GAPS-friendly Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites, I need to try.
Come back later to check this week’s post and see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for including Cabbage in meals.
Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?
- For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
- Join us next week at Angela’s Kitchen for sharing gluten-free menus and recipes with Pineapple.
- The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme. We welcome suggested themes, too!
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