Cabbage may not be on your child’s list of favorite foods, but let’s talk about a couple of ideas that might change their minds. Yep, it’s Taste Testing Tuesday once again! 🙂
Cabbage is a super food which means it’s super good for you. When we have a head of cabbage, I like to use half of it in a recipe where the cabbage is cooked and the other half I use the cabbage raw. Let’s start with a cooked cabbage recipe…
Do your kids like bacon? (Yes, this recipe uses bacon! Yum, right?!) Start by frying several pieces of bacon in a skillet. For half a head of cabbage, use at least 6 pieces of bacon.
While the bacon is frying, cut the cabbage into small to medium-sized pieces.
When the bacon is done cooking, drain it on some paper towels and then crumble it into small pieces.
Leave the bacon grease in the skillet and add the cut up cabbage.
Add a couple slices of butter and cook on a medium heat.
Allow the cabbage to begin to brown some as this will add a scrumptious flavor to it.
Cook the cabbage until it is a soft as you like it. Then sprinkle the bacon pieces on top and stir to mix. Eat it while its nice and warm.
Now let’s look at some ways to eat cabbage raw. Fixing cabbage this way is often called Coleslaw, BUT Coleslaw has gotten a rather bad name over the years. There are different ways you can adjust the ingredients for Coleslaw that is more to your family’s liking. First chop or grate the cabbage into very small pieces.
One way to make Coleslaw is to mix in a little mayonnaise, a tiny bit of milk, a pinch of sugar and some dried fruit like raisins.
My husband likes it best with just some Italian dressing mixed into the raw cabbage.
Try grating or chopping some raw apple in with the cabbage and mixing in your favorite salad dressing, like Ranch. Top it with a little cinnamon.
If Coleslaw has a bad name in your family try calling it something else…like maybe Apple Salad. 😉 There are many many cabbage recipes online that you could test out on your family. Good luck! I hope you find some ways to eat cabbage that makes your kids grin and ask for more! 🙂