Cabbage: An Underrated Vegetable?

(*Sigh*) Hmmm….

turks and caicos stand up paddle board

Oh sorry I was dreaming of paradise. Back to reality…

snow april

That’s all I will say about that.

After completing my Insanity workout yesterday I replenished myself with a big cold smoothie.


In the mix:

Whew! That’s a lot of nutrients jam-packed into one smoothie.

I literally couldn’t keep my hands out of the fridge yesterday; my appetite was insane! I couldn’t even tell you everything I snacked on in between breakfast and lunch. By the time “lunch” actually rolled around I made myself a piece of toasted almond bread with peanut butter and a drizzle of honey.

pb almond bread pb almond bread

And more snacks happened after that.


The crock pot came out last night. I wanted to use up a head of red cabbage I had in the fridge so I decided to make a crock pot version of my cabbage roll casserole. I used most of the same ingredients this time as I did before, but I also added zucchini and mushrooms this time around.

I added everything into the crock pot except for the mushrooms, gave it a stir, set it on low and let it go. I added the mushrooms in at the last 45 minutes of cook time.

crockpot casserole cabbage

It cooked for about 6-7 hours. I ladled a serving into my bowl and topped it with olives (do I seriously add olives to everything? It’s becoming apparent that I do). Sorry Kal–you can omit the olives. 🙂

cabbage casserole crockpot

This was a very nice way to spend my Thursday evening; eating a warm bowl of veggies and relaxing in my warm home.

Does anyone else think cabbage is a bit underrated? I understand the effects it can have on the digestive process but other than that, it’s some good stuff!

I am taking the day off from exercise today and letting my body rest. I am hoping to get a run in tomorrow, but based on the amount of snow we have, it may have to be a treadmill run. Booo…

Have a great day my friends!

I feel like cabbage is fairly underrated. Do you have any good cabbage recipes?

I really love Oriental Cabbage Salad with Ramen Noodles. Whenever it is at a get-together, I have to snag a bite!

**My thoughts and prayers continue to be with everyone impacted by the Boston tragedies and continuing trauma. My heart breaks. Stay safe and stay strong.**

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Kalley

    Thanks for the shout out 😉 olives are gross. Love you, though! Muah.

    1. Melanie

      Haha I love you and I love olives. MUUUahhh!

  2. asians eat a lot of cabbage so i had my fair share growing up with a taiwanese mom. something i love to make with it (but haven’t for a while – thanks for reminding me) is sauteed garlic with chicken, carrots and cabbage and served over rice. add some hoisin and sriracha and YUM!
    kendra @ kennygump recently posted…if there is a will, there is almost always a wayMy Profile

  3. Your two photos to start the post – LOL! I am hoping for smoothie weather soon. Unlike ice cream, I can only make smoothies when it is HOT out! We will have them for dinner in the summertime when I don’t want to cook. 🙂 And pb with honey –> best combo!
    Katie @ running4cupcakes recently posted…Friday Favorites: 4/19/13My Profile

  4. Yes Cabbage is definitely an underrated vegetable. Cabbage juice is more effective at curing ulcers than any modern medicine. This was what Dr. Cheney of Stanford University discovered when he used raw cabbage juice on patients.

    If it can cure ulcers than it probably also does a bunch of other things for your health.
    Mark | Juice It Upp recently posted…How to Relieve Constipation Quickly – A Natural SecretMy Profile

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge