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Medifast Steamed Cabbage recipe
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Ingredients Needed

  1. Chicken Broth (Low Sodium) (6.0 cups)
  2. Cabbage - Raw (3.0 cup of chopped)
  3. Salt (1.5 tsp)
  4. Black Pepper (0.75 tsp)
  5. Garlic Powder (0.75 tsp)

Instructions

Spice up your Steamed Cabbage by using this recipe when preparing it.

  • Get a medium sized pot. Put the chicken broth and cook in medium heat.
  • When the chicken broth starts boiling, adjust the heat from medium to low and then add the cored and coarsely chopped cabbage. Cover the pot and cook on low heat.
  • Cook for 45 minutes while stirring constantly or until cabbage is tender and sweet. Season it with ¼ teaspoons of salt, ¼ teaspoon of pepper, and ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • If desired, use a strainer to drain the chicken broth in a bowl and separate the cooked cabbage. Then divide the broth in three or more servings.
  • Serve your steamed cabbage with the chicken broth.
  • Here are some tips when buying and storing green or red cabbage:

    Choose those which are tight, compact head and feels heave for its size. The cabbage should only have few loose leaves, and appear fresh and crisp. The leafy types should be green, have firm stems, and not limp.

    If you will be storing whole-heads of cabbage, put them in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. If the cabbage is uncut, compact heads will keep fresh for a couple of weeks. However, the leafy types of cabbages should be used within few days.

    Few people really appreciate cabbage, but it is truly a vegetable lover’s friend. Cabbage is strong-flavored, and provides several nutritional benefits that have a positive effect on your body. It is one of the vegetables that can be enjoyed raw in salads or side dishes or cooked as part of the main meal.

    Here are some health benefits that consuming cabbage could provide you:

    Cabbage is rich in Vitamin C. Your vitamin C intake will significantly increase if you consume cabbage. Vitamin C is needed to have healthy bones, mucous membranes, skin and the immune system. Vitamin C is not stored in the body since it is water soluble, so it needs to be replaced daily. Based on studies done by NIH Office of Dietary Supplements, vitamin C may also help on fending off chronic illnesses such as heart disease and cancer.

    It is extremely high in Vitamin K. While vitamin K is an advantage for most people, it may be not as good for others. Vitamin K is known as the clotting vitamin; when you suffer a cut or injury, it is the one responsible for making sure you don’t bleed to death. Other than clotting, vitamin K as reported by studies helps on preventing osteoporosis, bone fractures, stroke and heart disease.

    Unfortunately, some people have clotting disorder, or are on blood-thinning medications. Blood-thinning medication may not work properly if too much cabbage is taken.

    It contains protective compounds. According to researchers at the University of Seville, cabbage contains flavonoid compounds; these compounds protect the body from cancer and other diseases. Cabbage contains Kaempferol, it is an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-allergenic compound that reduces the risk of having heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

    Another compound is Dulforaphane, it also protect the body from heart disease, cancer diabetes and oxidative damage.

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Nutritional Information for 1 Serving

  • Calories

    129.0

  • Fat

    0.2g

  • Carbs

    9.0g

  • Protein

    1.9g