Cabbage is a wonderful nutritious vegetable. You can buy it anywhere, it’s not expensive, and there are a lot of ways to cook them! What can you eat it with? Well, if you steam it, you can virtually have it with anything! But what goes well with cabbage?
What could cabbage be good for? Can it be a good source of fiber? What is its nutritional relevance in your diet? Can eating cabbage help me manage my weight?
Cabbage is a close relative of cauliflower and broccoli. Yes, they may not seem too much alike, but they are related. Kale, yes, the great super food kale, also is a close relative! They come in many colors too! Ranging from yellowish pale green to dark green and purple.
Cabbage is about 87% water! If you are thirsty, you can have a ton of it and have your thirst quenched. Kidding! Only do that if there is no water available!
Cabbages can grow from a pound up to 9 pounds! That is a huge, huge head of cabbage!
- Fun fact: China produces half of the world's consumption of cabbage!
Each 100 gram of raw cabbage contains about 87g of water. Yeah, that’s a lot. And the rest is 5.8g of carbohydrates, 3.2g of sugar, 2.5g of fiber, 1.28g protein, and 0.1g fat. The rest is vitamins and minerals.
With a staggering 25 calories per 100g, cabbage is a great choice of food to keep your stomach full without worrying too much about gaining weight. Many athletes and fitness nuts add cabbage to their diet for this value!
What value does it have for 25 calories? Well, you can have as much of it as you want and the weighing scale will not budge! Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin K and C. It also is a good source of folate.
The roughage it contains is not bad too. Roughly, 2.5g of fiber is equivalent to 11% of your dietary requirement.
What Goes Good With Cabbage?
Cabbage, for some, may seem a bit lonely, too simple, and can even become boring. But wait! Here are a few ways to enjoy cabbage every day. Yes, with the right selection of ingredients, you can have it every day!
Butter, Salt, and Pepper
The simplest way to go with cabbage is to steam it! Well, probably the most elementary way to prepare it is by steaming it. From there on, you could pretty much choose whatever flavor you like! Pour some melted butter and sprinkle it with salt and pepper. This is a simple surefire delicious way to enjoy cabbage.
Cabbage Stir Fry and Fish
Cabbage is very easy to cook. There is no debate on that. Simply shredding your cabbage and frying it with some garlic, onion, ginger, and soy sauce can be a delightful meal already! This can be perfectly paired with grilled fish.
More Cabbage Stir Fry
If you can’t have enough veggie stir fry in your life, you may want to up the ante a bit. Throw in some more veggies in your stir fry to make it more nutritious and enticing! Add some bean sprouts, carrots, peas, onion, and some pork cutlet in your recipe.
This will bring more color and more nutrients in your meal. Season it with some soy sauce, oyster sauce and a zing of sesame oil to get that oriental taste. This is a balanced meal and a guilt free meal too!
Salt and pepper seasoning can take you a long way. On your barbecue weekend with friends, why not throw a cabbage on the grill? Slice your cabbage into quarters, season with salt and pepper. Stick it on the grill and wait for it to cook.
This can be a perfect side for any barbecue dish. Just don’t overdo the grilling. Cabbages are great when they are not overly cooked.
What are thinly sliced cabbage good for? Well, they are best for coleslaw! You don’t even need a stove to make them! Using your finely shredded cabbage as the main ingredient, just add some finely chopped onion, carrots, and celery.
Season with salt, pepper, vinegar and some other flavor you might like, and you have a coleslaw! Remember to chill it for a few hours before serving. If you are like me, anything goes well with coleslaw!
When I was a kid, I thought that steaks are exclusively for meats. Scratch that idea because you can get a perfect roasted cabbage steak in just one hour!
Cut your about one inch thick horizontally. Brush with olive oil and season with garlic, salt, and pepper. Throw it in the oven and wait for it to cook. I would agree with vegetarians that food can be this awesome without killing animals!
Cabbage Lentil Soup
Cabbage and legumes go well in soup. Why not try this one? All you need is some vegetable stock (or water if you don’t have them), cabbage, tomatoes, and lentils! This is a perfect treat especially if you are closely watching your diet!
Lentils add more fiber and protein to your diet and tomatoes give you more vitamins! You can go to this site for the full recipe.
Cabbage is a great choice of food. It is packed with vitamins, minerals, and has a good amount of fiber. It has a low fiber content and can keep your stomach full for a long time.
This is perfect for those who want to shed off some weight or maintain their weight. You can keep your tummy full for longer hours and stop unhealthy cravings!
If you think cabbage is boring, think again! There are a lot of ways to cook and eat cabbage! Steaming and stir-frying it is the simplest and most common way to go for it. But if you get out of your comfort zone, you can mix and match it with virtually any food you want!
What goes well with cabbage? Anything perhaps! You can even have it as coleslaw for dessert! You can also have it in your healthy bowl of soup! The possibility with cabbage can only be limited by your imagination!