I cooked up a big pot of basic kale and cabbage, then heated it up through the week with different additions for variety. My Taster appreciated the mild flavor of the cabbage. I like the cook-ahead aspect and how healthy this is, with no added fat and loads of fiber and phytonutrients. The basic kale and cabbage mixture costs about 64 cents a serving using organic ingredients.
Top with or mix in:
- Sriracha sauce
- Barbecue sauce
- Chopped walnuts and raisins (about a tablespoon each per serving)
- Mashed potatoes (about half and half)
- Cooked white beans and a squirt of lemon juice
Number 7? Layer a well-drained spoonful with peanut butter on toasted bread for an adult sandwich, sriracha optional.
This recipe helps prevent food waste. Cabbage lasts for a long time, but kale can go bad in just a few days. Cooking it kills off any harmful bacteria and makes it last longer. Cooked kale and cabbage freezes well too. Use fresh mushrooms or my Mushroom and Garlic Cubes as a shortcut.