Do you ever get bored with salads? Me neither. Asking for a friend :)
In all seriousness, I eat a salad, EVERY DARN DAY. Sometimes you just need to change things up. That's exactly what this recipe is all about.
It's so versatile, too. I saute it in coconut oil and add it to anything. My favorite is crackslaw, which I will add to my recipe collection asap!
You can put it under some grilled chicken or fish and add your favorite veggies. Voila! Dinner is served!!
I also make a lot of soups with it. It's a perfect replacement for noodles, with like none of the carbs!
Look at that! 40.7 net carbs in a cup pasta vs. 3 in a cup of cabbage!! I mean...that's huge!!
Purple cabbage is also one of the best sources of antioxidants like vitamins A and C. You also get vitamin K and Iron. It contains sulforaphane, a sulfur-rich compound with cancer-fighting properties. Sulforaphane is also what gives this vegetable it's ability to help fight inflammation. Cabbage has even been shown to reduce gut inflammation by 22-40% in this study.
That's tremendously important. Pasta, or gluten specifically, is associated with CAUSING gut inflammation. I can't tell you how many of my clients no longer have debilitating digestive problems just by getting rid of gluten.
Needless to say, you will do so much good for your health by making this swap! Give it a try!!
Back to our recipe!!
I've never tried this with green cabbage but I'm sure it would be fine. Just not as colorful! Remember, we should be eating a rainbow!
You'll notice that there are approximations for the ingredient measurements. Some heads of cabbage are bigger than others and you have your own taste. Maybe you like less oil than me. These are just suggestions so experiment with what you like! It's so rare for me to follow a recipe exactly so I'm sensitive to that.
You don't even have to stick with the veggies I've used in this recipe. Try to stay with the lower carb veggies like cauliflower rather than sweet potatoes, though.
You can also use ground beef or chicken instead of the turkey meat, too.
Make it your own and enjoy!!
One of my favorite salads is the Greek salad. It's so simple, yet so flavorful! I believe the best part is the dressing.
No matter what type of salad you're making, you can add this very flavorful dressing to give it that perfect taste. Plus, nothing is better than homemade!
Why take the time to make your dressing you ask? Have you ever turned a bottle of store bought salad dressing around to look at the ingredient list? Those bottles are filled with tons of nasty chemicals, then we pour it over our healthy, beautiful veggies and ruin them!
Let's take a look at some of those ingredients.
I've been drinking my coffee black ever since I went paleo. It's something I never thought I'd be able to do, but now I've come to love it.