Cabbage

This leafy veggie will surprise you with its myriad health benefits.

from Magic Foods

Overcook cabbage, and you’ll regret it when the smell lingers. Overcooking also destroys cabbage’s stores of vitamin C, which can’t stand the heat. Steam cabbage until limp, stir-fry it quickly, or chop it raw for salads and slaws. Older cabbage or cabbage that’s been in the fridge for a while may have a stronger smell. To minimize the odor, cook the cabbage quickly in an uncovered pan with as little water as possible. Try adding a tablespoon of vinegar to the cooking water to further cut the odor.

Perfect Portion: 1/2 cup

A serving is 1/2 cup of cooked cabbage (1 cup raw), but consider the sky the limit.

Menu Magic

  • Enjoy cabbage in coleslaw.
  • Add sliced or chopped cabbage to soups and stews.
  • Place sautéed cabbage underneath a small serving of steak to add gourmet appeal.
  • Braise red cabbage with chopped apples, walnuts, and red wine.
  • Sauté cabbage and onions to serve as a side dish.
  • Use shredded cabbage in place of lettuce on sandwiches and burgers.
  • Combine cooked shredded cabbage with low-fat sour cream and caraway seed, then heat and serve as a side dish.
  • Wrap thick fish fillets in cabbage leaves and steam over seasoned broth.