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Fresh Cabbage Recipes

Healthy Cabbage Recipes

Cabbage is in-season, and while it might not be your favorite veggie yet, there are so many healthy cabbage recipes to enjoy it.

First up was Crisp Tuna Cabbage Salad Sandwich everyone in your family will love.

Crisp Tuna Cabbage Salad Sandwich
Image and Recipe via The Kitchn

 

Cabbage Vegetable Pad Thai is an easy and delicious version of your favorite takeout.

Cabbage Vegetable Pad Thai
Image and Recipe via White on Rice Couple

 

This Healthy Kale and Cabbage Slaw Salad is light and refreshing.

Healthy Kale and Cabbage Slaw Salad
Image and Recipe via American Heritage Cooking

 

Potato Red Cabbage Tikki is a tasty introduction to making Indian food at home.

Irresistible Potato Red Cabbage Tikki – [Signature-Recipe]

 

These Homemade Potstickers are so much better than takeout and surprisingly easy.

Potstickers

 

Skinny Stuffed Cabbage Rolls brings Polish comfort food into your kitchen.

Skinny Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

 

Spicy Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw and Lime Crema will be a hit with the whole family.

Spicy Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw and Lime Crema
Image and Recipe via Foodess

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Cleaning Produce at Home

Cleaning Before Eating

Cleaning produce carefully before eating it is important for lots of reasons. Some people blame all foodborne illnesses on meat, but in recent years, fruits and veggies, like spinach, tomatoes, and lettuce, have played a role in many illnesses.

Your fresh fruits and veggies can get contaminated by animals or harmful substances in the soil or water during farming. And after farming, they pass through many people’s hands, raising that risk even more.

Easy Steps for Cleaning Produce

  1. Start by washing your hands with soap and warm water.
  2. Always wash and cut off bruised or damaged parts of fruits and veggies before eating or preparing them.
  3.  Always wash fruits and veggies before you peel them, so dirt and bacteria don’t go from your hands or knife onto the parts of the fruits or veggies you eat.
  4. Use a clean vegetable brush to scrub firm produce, like melons, squash, and cucumber.
  5. Gently rub fruits and veggies under cold, running water. You don’t need to use soap or cleaners.
  6. Dry them with a clean cloth or paper towels to help get rid of any other bacteria.

Tips for Cleaning Produce

Fruits with Stems

Fruits like apples and pears can hold bacteria around the stem, so it’s always a good idea to wash them off right before eating them. And it never hurts to cut off the core’s outer ends before eating.

Fruits with Rinds

Even though you don’t eat the peel of things like oranges and grapefruits, make sure you rinse them well before peeling them. You can always scrub bumpy foods, like avocados, to kill bacteria. If you’re going to use zest in a recipe, cleaning these kinds of fruits is really important.

Berries

Rinse berries gently. Using a colander can make it easier to drain them of extra water.

Lettuce and Cabbage

Throw out the outer leaves of all heads of leafy greens.

Broccoli and Cauliflower

These have lots of spaces for bacteria to hide. Soak these for a few minutes if rinsing them can’t get every spot.

Celery

Things that come in a bunch, like celery, should be pulled apart before washing, so you can get each piece clean.

Root Veggies

Veggies like potatoes and carrots need scrubbed well to get all of the dirt and bacteria off, even if you’re going to peel them after.

Mushrooms

Some mushrooms can absorb water, so it’s important to not let them soak. Rinse them gently or wipe them off thoroughly with a damp cloth or paper towel.

Organic Produce

Still needs washed! And while farmers markets are a great place to get local, healthy produce, you should still wash it all carefully!

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Your fruits and veggies can also get contaminated after you’ve bought them. Learn more about storing your food to prevent this. And make sure your food prep is safe.

Healthy Summer Coleslaw

Healthy Coleslaw Recipes

Barbeque season is coming up, so we’re giving you healthy recipes for different kinds of coleslaw. It’s much healthier than most side dish options, can be made with many different fruits and veggies, and can even be served on top of burgers and tacos.

First up is a healthy take on classic coleslaw flavors with Buttermilk and Blue Cheese Slaw.

Buttermilk and Blue Cheese Slaw

 

Honey Mustard Brussels Sprouts Slaw is gluten-free and can be eaten as a side or a salad.

Honey Mustard Brussels Sprout Slaw

 

This Carrot Apple and Walnut Salad is light and delicious, but is also easy without the slicing of a normal slaw.

Carrot Apple and Walnut Salad

 

This Red Cabbage, Cranberry, and Apple Slaw is a crunchy, flavorful option for any picnic or BBQ.

Red Cabbage, Cranberry, and Apple Slaw

 

Jicama Slaw is a fuss-free dish with south-of-the-border flavors, perfect for tacos.

Jicama Slaw

 

This Broccoli Slaw with Oranges and Crunchy Noodles is a light blend of Asian flavors with a peppery punch.

Broccoli Slaw with Oranges and Crunchy Noodles

 

Thai Cabbage Slaw is made with all different kinds of veggies and is great served with grilled steak, chicken, or fajitas.

Thai Cabbage Slaw

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