So, the gist of it all is to eat more veggies so you won't have cravings for more, and your belly will be so full that you won't want to snack anyway. I have been working on it for the past few weeks and it led me to joining a Facebook group where everyone has the same goal. And it has spurred me to doing some experimenting in the kitchen again.
I got this idea from one of the women in the group... and at first it sounded quite odd... but very intriguing. I have made the dish twice now. The first time it was our whole dinner. And it was very filling and quite tasty. The second time, I made about half and we had it as a side dish with some BBQ'd pork. I think that The Captain preferred having it this way. I liked it better as dinner. You can decide for yourself.
But I do hope you will give it a try. I have never really been a fan of cooked cabbage... cabbage rolls, for example, have never really been a favorite of mine... but this red cabbage is sauteed only until soft, not cooked all the way to limp, so that may be the difference. And of course the lime and avocado are just a natural pair.
Here is how it goes... These are the amounts I used for our main dish meal. Adjust for your own table.
Red Cabbage with Avocado and Sunflower Seeds
Makes 2 servings.
- 6 cups shredded red cabbage
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled, smashed and minced
- 2 Tbs raw sunflower seeds
- 1 medium avocado, about 4 ounces, peeled, seeded and cut into large slices
- juice from one lime
- Salt and Pepper to season
- Set a large saute pan over MEDIUM heat and place the coconut oil in it to melt.
- Add the cabbage, salt and garlic, and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring every few minutes
- Remove to 2 large bowls or plates and sprinkle each with half of the sunflower seeds.
- Place half the avocado slices on each plate.
- Drizzle each with half the lime juice.
- Serve with salt and pepper on the side.
Weight Watchers Smart Points = 4 (because the cabbage and lime juice is not counted)
Saturated Fat 5g
Saute the salted cabbage with garlic in the coconut oil till softened but not limp.
Plate and serve warm.
Do you enjoy meatless meals occasionally?
If you enjoy this recipe I hope you will PIN it. Thanks for sharing.