There aren’t a lot of seasonal fruits and vegetables available at this time of the year, but one vegetable that is fresh and available locally is cabbage. Green, red and Savoy cabbage are available in stores year-round, but during the fall and early winter they are fresh and, therefore, have the most flavour. It’s a great source of vitamin C and riboflavin, and according to Wikipedia, its anti-inflammatory properties have all kinds of other medical benefits.
But cabbage is often a hard sell for most kids. However, eating it raw, alongside other favourite vegetables, may be the best place to start. Add cooked chicken to this salad and make it a meal or add a generous scoop to the top of fish tacos.
Cabbage & Apple Slaw
Prep and Cook
Good to Know: Using a food processor to shred or slice the vegetables will shorten the prep time by half. Or, if you are really stuck for time, pick up a bag of pre-shredded cabbage.
How do you get your kids to eat cabbage?