My Great Grandmother Arizona Henry loved her cabbage. It was served several times a week at our house. Cabbage is healthy, goes with any dish, and it’s delicious. It can be the entire meal or served as a side dish.
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable that helps reduce your risks of certain cancers. Cabbage is low in calories, low in carbohydrates, and very high in fiber. It is loaded with vitamin C and Vitamin K. A recent medical study found a diet high in cabbage was found to lower your chances of type 2 diabetes.
Fermented cabbage is even healthier because it makes probiotics that nourish the bacteria in the gut. Whether you cook it, eat it raw or steamed, or add it to soups, just add some cabbage for a healthier meal.
1 small head green cabbage
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
½ cup Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Prepare cabbage by cutting 1-inch thick slices.
- Place cabbage on greased baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, mix olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.
- Drizzle over cabbage
- Roast the cabbage for 30 minutes, or until crispy at the edges and tender in the center.
- Sprinkle the roasted cabbage with Parmesan.
Adding cabbage to your plate is cheap, delicious, and healthy.
Stacy Schultz is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, a former Morgan County Commissioner and is the author of “It’s Stacy’s Grandma ‘Zona’s recipes.” She has been in healthcare for 35 years at War Memorial Hospital.