Load up on your green veggies by enjoying this hearty side dish, Sautéed Cabbage & Kale with Bacon.
Cabbage gets a fair amount of attention this time of year compared to other times but I’m proposing that we start showing this cruciferous veggie a little more love year-round. I’m totally guilty of passing it by in the grocery store on most occasions but I’m going to make a conscious effort to start including it into my diet more often.
Do you buy cabbage regularly? What are your favorite ways to prepare it?
Why should we try to include more cabbage in our diet? There are many reasons! First of all, it’s a vegetable and we could all probably stand to have a little more veg in our lives. Agreed? Second, cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable (as is kale), which means it contains sulfur-containing chemicals called glucosinolates. These compounds are the reason why cabbage is so pungent when being cooked and have also been linked to reducing carcinogens in the body. Cabbage is also high in vitamin C, so it’s great for our immune system and our skin!
Enjoy more cabbage in your diet with this hearty side dish, Sauteed Cabbage & Kale with Bacon Click To Tweet
To keep sodium low, I used a low-sodium bacon and didn’t season the vegetables with any salt since they were cooked in vegetable stock (which adds salt). Want to make this a vegetarian side dish? You can leave the bacon out and the kale and cabbage will still have plenty of flavor from the vegetable stock.
I hope you enjoy this simple veggie side as much as I do! Happy St. Patrick’s Day 🙂