Cabbage and Apples and Bacon, Oh My!

Cabbage is a super food which means it’s really good for you and your kids. But how do you get them to eat it? This is an idea you might try because the cabbage flavor is masked somewhat by the other ingredients. 🙂 This is not an exact recipe but leaves it open for you to use the ingredients you like and make the amount that fits your family.

We’ll start off with some cabbage chopped in smallish pieces. Cabbage cooks down quite a bit so I suggest you chop up at least half of a head or more.

Using a large skillet, fry several slices of bacon until crispy.

Remove the bacon from the skillet and after it has cooled enough to handle safely, crumble it into small pieces. Set the bacon aside for a little later.

Put the cabbage into the skillet with the bacon grease on a medium heat. Add salt and pepper to suit your taste.

Add 2-3 tablespoons of butter.

Continue cooking till the cabbage softens. Add the bacon pieces into the skillet. Allowing the cabbage to brown some will add to the delicious flavor.

Lastly add in some apple slices and cook for just a couple minutes longer until the apples soften.

Sprinkle some cinnamon on top and stir to combine.

Serve hot as the meal’s vegetable and hopefully everyone will say “Yum!” 🙂

My husband likes to have onion and garlic added to this too. I’d love to hear what you think of this dish! Leave me a comment. 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog!

Taste Testing Tuesday #70 – Stir Fried Veggies

I’m back with another round of Taste Testing Tuesday! This could be the trick to getting your kids to eat more veggies! It’s at least worth of try, right?! 😉 I’m talking about stir frying some vegetables.

There are many vegetables you can use in your stir fry or make a combination of them. You can stir fry some meat too or just go for the veggies. For this post, I used a little bacon to add some flavor but kept it mostly to the veggies. Here’s how I cooked ours: I started out frying a few pieces of bacon in a large skillet. I made a large batch so I needed to use our large electric skillet.

Remove the bacon after it has cooked till its nicely browned and crunchy. Place it on some paper towels to let the grease drain away. When it’s cool enough to handle, crumble it into small pieces. We’ll add it in at the end.

Here are some suggestions of veggies you might like to try but the list is almost endless!

Onions, chopped

Garlic, chopped

Raw broccoli and/or cauliflower.

Raw cabbage and/or raw carrots, chopped into small pieces

Raw mushrooms, sliced, and sugar snap peas. I broke the peas into 2 pieces for a nicer size.

A package of broccoli slaw.

I used the bacon grease that was in the skillet after cooking the bacon and then I added a large chunk of butter. Once the butter was melted, I added the onions and garlic and cooked them for a few minutes before adding the other veggies.

I added the broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cabbage and broccoli slaw next.

I cooked that for a little while and then added the mushrooms and sugar snap peas. We like the peas to still have some crunch to them and the mushrooms don’t take as long to cook up.

We like to add some soy sauce to our stir fried veggies. There are other sauces you might want to try like teriyaki sauce. I would like to add some pineapple tidbits too the next time we make some. Kids might like the pineapple too as it will add a bit of sweetness to the mixture. Remember to stir in your bacon pieces when the rest has finished cooking.

Yum!

I hope you’ll try stir frying some veggies for your kids and you will find another successful way of getting them to eat something healthy! The struggle is real, isn’t it?? LOL Been there, struggled through it too! You’ve got this! 🙂 Hugs!