This is a quick and easy version of an old classic! Who doesn’t love stuffed cabbage rolls but so often these become a once in a while meal simply because of the preparation time. With this new twist you can enjoy the same robust flavors of the fall in a fraction of the time. This dish is loaded with protein so it is blood sugar stabilizing and filling. Cabbage is low calorie, high fiber and nutrient rich. It is jam-packed with phytonutrients like thiocyanates, indole-3-carbinol, lutein, zeaxanthin, sulforaphane and isothiocynates. These compounds are powerful antioxidants and help protect against breast, colon and prostate cancers & can help reduce LDL cholesterol.
Amazing health benefits of cabbage
- Fresh, dark green-leafy cabbage is incredibly nutritious; but very low in fat and calories. 100 g of leaves provide just 25 calories.
- The vegetable is a storehouse of phyto-chemicals like thiocyanates, indole-3-carbinol, lutein, zeaxanthin, sulforaphane, and isothiocyanates. These compounds are powerful antioxidants and known to help protect against breast, colon, and prostate cancers and help reduce LDL or “bad cholesterol” levels in the blood.
- Fresh cabbage is an excellent source of natural antioxidant, vitamin C. Provides 36.6 mg or about 61% of RDA per 100 g. Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals.
- Total antioxidant strength measured in terms of oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC value) is 508 µmol TE/100 g. Red cabbages contain more antioxidant value, 2252 µmol TE/100 g.
- It is also rich in essential vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5), pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) and thiamin (vitamin B-1). These vitamins are essential in the sense that our body requires them from external sources to replenish.
- It also contains an adequate amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is required for the red blood cell formation.
- Cabbage is a very good source of vitamin K, provides about 63% of RDA levels. Vitamin-K has the potential role in bone metabolism through promoting osteotrophic activity. So enough of vitamin K in the diet would give you healthy bones. In addition, vitamin-K also has established role in the cure of Alzheimer’s disease patients by limiting neuronal damage inside their brain.
- 1 lb lean ground beef or turkey
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 tsp Hearty Spaghetti Blend
- 1 can (14.5 oz) Diced or Fire Roasted Tomatoes
- 1 cup of brown rice
- 2 cups of beef or chicken stock
- 2 tsp (Wildtree) Ranchers Steak Rub
- 2 tsp’s (Wildtree) Garlic Galore
Combine ground beef with chopped onion and Hearty Spaghetti blend. Mix seasoning blend in well. Freeze. When ready to prepare, defrost. Place contents of bag into large nonstick skillet and brown. Add to crock pot along with 1 can of diced or fire roasted tomatoes, 1 cup of brown rice, 2 cups of beef or chicken broth, 2 tsp’s (Wildtree) Ranchers Steak Rub and 2 Tsp’s (Wildtree) Garlic Galore. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 5 hours.
Make it a goal to source locally grown organic produce, organic pastured eggs, raw dairy products, oils, and grass-fed meats as much as possible.