The Easiest Stewed Cabbage & Artichoke Recipe

Cabbage is a funny little green veggie that can be hard to figure out how to eat and incorporate into meals. Aside from liking the taste, there’s a lot of positive reasons to eat cabbage. It’s a good source of protein and calcium and is a very good source of dietary fiber and most of the major vitamins. Here is an easy, no hassle way to prepare cabbage that serves as a delicious meal or side dish.

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What you need:

1 small cabbage

4-5 artichoke hearts from a can

chili powder (if you like it w a kick)

1 cup of tomato sauce (or stewed tomatoes)

1 cup of water

Rip the leaves of cabbage into smaller pieces and put in a sauce pan with about 1/2 cup of water. Bring the water to a boil and then settle on a simmer. While the cabbage is reducing down sprinkle in some chili powder (I put about a tsp). Once the cabbage is no longer leafy add in the artichoke hearts. Then while the pot is on simmer, pour in the tomato sauce. Add another 1/2 cup of water to the pot. Place a lid on the pot and let sit for about 20 minutes, occasionally stirring. When the cabbag

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e and artichoke are done cooking they will be soft and the artichokes will start to fall apart. Drain the liquid from the cabbage (keep a little as “juice”) and you are all done! Serve warm.

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A Berry Sweet Green Smoothie

I’m all about berries during the summer. Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries; you name it I will gladly eat it.

So in the spirit of fresh berries I wanted to make a summery smoothie with one of my all time favorites, blackberries. Below is my recipe for a deliciously sweet and healthy blackberry-induced smoothie.

What You Need:

  • About 15 blackberries
  • 1 whole orange
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup spinach (I used spinach and arugula when the pic was taken–stick to just spinach)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

First mix the berries, orange and almond milk. Then once that’s been liquified add in the mango and spinach. If you want the smoothie thicker add a couple of ice cubes to the mix. If you prefer a thinner drink, add a little more almond milk!

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The Protein Packed Answer to a Delicious Breakfast…or Dinner: Sweet Vitie!

Aside from providing nutritional value like excellent protein and a variety of vitamins and minerals, eggs have become a staple food in American society. Leaving eggs off a breakfast table or brunch menu seems as taboo as ordering a hot dog for dinner at the Capital Grill. 

And as my family so often did growing up, many people love eggs enough to embrace them as a dinner meal as well. Why not? Eggs are healthy, filling, and versatile leaving us #healthyliving foodies a blank canvas to craft. 

 

The egg craft of choice we will be making today I’ve named “The Sweet Vitie Omelette”. Sweet Vitie earned its name by providing a vitamin (and protein) stuffed bite of honey sweetness (with low cholesterol and low fat). YUM!

Egg cartoon from google http://watermarked.cutcaster.com/cutcaster-photo-100164537-Cartoon-Egg.jpg Ingredients: 

  • Organic egg whites
  • 1 cup bell peppers (frozen or fresh)
  • One vine ripe tomato diced
  • One 1 inch slice of eggplant diced
  • 1 cup organic baby spinach
  • Honey Goat Cheese (as much as you want!)
  • Pinch of garlic 
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of basil

Steps: 

With the burner on “high” mix diced eggplant and bell peppers in a frying pan until eggplant is no longer raw. Add pinch of basil and garlic to the pan 

Pour in baby spinach and diced tomato and add pinch of salt 

 



Let the veggies sauté in the pan until fully cooked. 

Once cooked either remove veggies from pan (if you plan to use the same pan for the egg whites) or put the pan on a cold burner until later.

Turn the burner to a “low” setting and after applying cooking oil pour in egg whites until the bottom of the pan is completely covered. For a fuller omelette use more egg whites— you can use you’re discretion 😉 

Monitor the pan to make sure the eggs don’t burn and occasionally scrape along the sides with a mixing spatula to make sure the sides don’t stick. 

Once the egg has entirely solidified (a tiny bit of liquid around the middle is okay) pour in the veggies. 



Crumple up pieces of the honey goat cheese and sprinkle them on top of the eggs and veggie (see image to right). 

Add as much or as little goat cheese as you want—the more goat cheese the sweeter and creamier the Sweet Vite will be 🙂 

When you are ready flip one side of the omelette onto the other using the spatula and transfer onto your plate. 


Congrats! You have successfully made the super easy, incredibly healthy Sweet Vitie! 

To see the full spectrum of nutrients packed into the Sweet Vitie take a look at the links below from Nutriondata.self.com

Egg White Nutritional Data

Spinach Nutrional Data

Ripe Tomato Nutritional Data

Eggplant Nutritional Data

Sauteed Peppers Nutritional Data

Semi-Soft Goat Cheese Nutritional Data

 

Please leave comments below on what you think of Sweet Vitie