After last week’s breakfast bowl, I decided to keep up with the theme and make a lunch bowl this week. I loved how simple it was to prep and enjoy a delicious breakfast every morning last week, and who doesn’t want that same amount of ease when it comes to lunch? I wanted something that would be quick to throw together, was full of veggies and protein, and that I would enjoy eating throughout the week. So I decided on a sausage and cabbage lunch bowl, and let me tell ya.. It hit the spot!
To be honest, I never thought I’d actually enjoy eating cabbage. I remember watching Charlie and the Chocolate factory as a kid, and being so grossed out with the cabbage stew they were eating. Yuck. It wasn’t till my mission trip to Chile a few years ago that I finally gave cabbage a try, and I was blown away. Not only was it delicious (I feel like the copious amounts of butter used to cook it was partly to blame), but it was super easy to cook and it’s fairly inexpensive to buy. Win, win, win!
Also, did you know that cabbage is actually GREAT for you? It’s an excellent source of vitamins K, C and B6, as well as a good source of other vitamins and minerals (like manganese, potassium and B1). It’s low in fat and high in fiber, and research has shown that it can help with Type 2 Diabetes, and other diseases like cancer and heart disease. Red cabbage in particular is rich in antioxidants, and can help boost your immune system due to its high amounts of vitamin C.
Pretty awesome, huh? Who would have guessed that the head of cabbage you pass by at the grocery store is actually so good for you?
To go with my cabbage, I also sliced up an onion, carrots and bell pepper to sauté all together. I wanted my lunch to be packed with veggies, and I love the combination of those different flavors and textures. Cooking them in ghee added a ton of flavor (and kept the recipe Whole30 approved!), and the chicken sausage on top was the perfect finishing touch.
I love it when I look forward to my meals throughout the day, and let’s just say this one is a meal I can’t wait to eat again. Yum!
this looks WAY better than what i have planned for luch today
We like cabbage in our household as it goes well with a lot of things. We especially like it on tacos.
I’m probably the only person in my family who likes cabbage… but this seriously looks amazing. I know cabbage is good for you. I might just have to try this.
I love cabbage and sausage! I will definitely try your recipe soon! :-)
Yum! I wish I could convince my husband how yummy cabbage is! I would love to make this!