Cabbage – Surprisingly, cabbage is richer in vitamin C than oranges. This roughage food helps to reduce the amount of free radicals in the body, and is great for preventing premature aging. Cabbage is a great food to eat more of if you have been burning the candle at both ends. Cabbage has been reported to treat ulcers, depression, boost the immune-system and aid treatment of certain cancers. (source: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/health-benefits-of-cabbage.html )
Why are we not eating more of this amazing food? If you are keen on cabbage then check out my Cabbage & Roots (insert link to cabbage with roots recipe here).
2 medium size carrots (grated and dried with kitchen towel)
1 medium size onion (thinly sliced or chopped)
1 tbsp parsley (finely chopped)
½ sweetheart cabbage (shredded)
½ tsp English mustard
4 dessert spoons mayonnaise (opt for low fat version to make this healthier)
Pinch of black pepper
- Simply prepare the ingredients as stated above and mix together in a bowl, and serve.
If cholesterol is a concern or if you are watching your calories. You can reduce the amount of fat in this simple side by using 1 dessert spoon low-fat mayonnaise, and 3 of plain yoghurt, as opposed to all mayo.
Halve the cabbage, and again- to create quarters. Slice the bitter inner root out at an angle, and then shred finely.