Do your kids eat cabbage? Cabbage is a fabulous veggie. It’s generally inexpensive, making it a frugal food staple. It keeps for a long time, good for the end of the week when you’re living on whatever’s left in the fridge until you can make it to the store. And it’s packed with vitamins and fiber. Cabbage is well known to help prevent cancer, it’s packed with vitamins C and K, and it’s a low calorie food- fewer than 20 calories per cup of raw cabbage.
If your kids will only eat cabbage in the form of coleslaw, try out this recipe. It’s a colorful way to make a rainbow on your plate!
Sweet and Sour Cabbage
1/2 head purple cabbage, thinly sliced (about 2 pounds)
3 tart coooking apples, chopped (such as granny smith)
1 medium onion, sliced
1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
1 T. sugar (or other sweetener, such as honey)
salt and pepper to taste.
Add the chopped apples and onions, cook on medium high until onions are fragrant and slightly translucent, about 5 minutes.
It looks like a lot but it will cook down, I promise!
Turn the heat down to medium low and cook, covered, for about 10 minutes.
Viola! A dish fit for a princess. The purple cabbage gives the apples a nice pink tinge. If you peel the apples, the dish will be prettier.
This recipe is posted as part of the HEB Ready! Set! Cook! Challenge! HEB and Ready! Set! Cook! want you to try out some healthy, fun recipes at home, and you can win a year’s worth of free groceries or other great prizes. Watch for more recipes on this blog and an HEB gift card giveaway next week!
Blogging with integrity: HEB provided me with a gift card to purchase ingredients for healthy meals to share with you to kick off the Ready! Set! Cook! Challenge. But y’all know I love me some HEB, so I was happy to cook something up for them!