This cabbage chickIn salad is a wonderful change from the traditional green leaf salad. Our protein source is vegetarian chicken-like tenders (or fingers). In this case we used the soy protein tenders from Trader Joe's. You simply place them on your small personal grill or bake on a baking sheet in a conventional oven. You can prepare them a day or so in advance and use them for various meals during the week. Soy provides an excellent source of protein and is a good substitute for vegetarians or if you want to reduce fat, calorie and cholesterol. We have used it for other recipes (see below).
Cabbage is a wonderful vegetable. It should be a staple in the healthy pantry for several reasons:
1 - it holds up well in the refrigerator. If stored whole and wrapped, it can last for a few weeks.
2- It is rarely contains bugs.
3 - It excellent eaten raw or lightly steams and is most digestible.
4 - Research suggest that in populations where cabbage is a eaten in large amounts, cancer rates are much lower.
6 Ingredient Recipe
1 cup ground
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
2 tbsp. Tuscan Italian Dressing or Balsamic vinaigrette
1/8 cup soy cheese grated
2 Tbsp raisins
4 soy protein tenders or chicken tenders cooked and diced.
Add 1/4 cup of grated carrots
Cook soy protein tenders or chicken nugget as directed on package. Set aside.
Place cabbage in a medium salad bowl.
Top with raisins.
Drizzle sesame oil over the cabbage.
Sprinkle with cheese
Top with chopped soy protein or chicken and salad dressing.
Toss and serve.
Serves 1 hungry person or two small servings.
-Good for anemia, respiratory diseases, and acne
-Good for digestion
-Good source of iron, folate, Vitamin C, beta-carotene and sulfur
Other recipes using cabbage: