Cabbage is a great source of vitamin K, vitamin C, and fiber, and may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. It’s also incredibly versatile in culinary applications, and can be either consumed raw, cooked, fermented, or pickled. We’ve assembled a list of some great ways to use cabbage, so don’t be afraid to stock up during the cheap St. Patrick’s Day cabbage sale and keep it on hand for its many uses. At such a low price, you’ll save tons of money on your grocery bills, allowing you to better pay off your credit card debt.
Cheap St. Patrick’s Day Cabbage Ideas
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, there are some amazing sales on cheap St. Patrick’s day cabbage. But don’t think for a second that the only options you have is to have a traditional St. Patrick’s Day cabbage boil. While that’s a tasty option, we have some great recipes and ideas for cabbage, which should be hitting shelves at roughly 29 cents a pound.
Stuffed cabbage is probably my favorite application. Cabbage leaves are stuffed with a mixture of ground beef and rice, then baked with a tomato sauce. The cabbage becomes incredibly tender and helps bind the tasty filling together. Here’s a great stuffed cabbages recipe from Ina Garten – for those avoiding gluten, nix the breadcrumbs, and to add a little something extra to the sauce, try using dried cranberries instead of raisins!
Cabbage is also great for fermentation, like sauerkraut or kimchi. In addition to being a tasty and low-calorie condiment, fermented cabbage is an excellent source of probiotics, the good bacteria for healthy gut. The probiotics, plus fiber, improve digestion and protect the digestive tract from many bowel diseases. Try sauerkraut or kimchi as a side for your next meal, and use it as a condiment on burgers or hot dogs.
Using the leftovers from your cheap St. Patrick’s Day cabbage is a good way to beef up your next vegetable stir fry. Because it has so much fiber, it is very filling while also being low in calories. Shred the cabbage and sauté in hot oil with ginger, garlic, carrots, onions, and any meat of your choice. A pinch of salt or dash of soy sauce is all you need for flavor. Serve over rice, and you have a well-rounded yet affordable meal.
Finally, these are just a few ideas for cabbage usage. There’s always the traditional cabbage and corned beef boil. Cabbage is generally a cheap vegetable to begin with, but the prices plummet this week before St. Patrick’s Day. Because cabbage is a sturdy cruciferous vegetable, it lasts awhile in the fridge too. If you have more ideas, let us know in the comments!
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