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Top 15 Healthy Winter Vegetables to Try for Seasonal Eating: Stuffed Cabbage Recipe

Top 15 Healthy Winter Vegetables to Try for Seasonal Eating: Stuffed Cabbage Recipe

Eating whole fresh fruits and vegetables every day can give your body the essential nutrients it needs to stay healthy and protect us from risk of disease.  Nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrate, fiber, and phytonutrients can boost our immune system, improve our digestion, reduce the risk of some cancers, reduce inflammation, balance our blood sugar levels, and build up organs, tissue, muscle, and cells.  The winter months provide us with a great variety.  If you are interested in trying to eat seasonally, here are some of the produce grown in the region (Northeast) are:

Winter Vegetables

Winter Vegetables

During December, January, and February – Winter Vegetables

Top 15 Healthy Winter Vegetables

  • Broccoli – antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, K, fiber, calcium, selenium, zinc, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, manganese – help reduce the risk of cancer, boost immune system, healthy eyes and skin
  • Brussels Sprouts – antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, K, fiber, iron, calcium, phosphorus, copper, manganese – help reduce risk of cancer, boost immune system, healthy eyes and skin
  • Beets – antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, fiber, iron, manganese, magnesium – help reduce the risk of heart disease, healthy mucus membranes, reduce risk of lung cancer
  • Cabbage – antioxidants, vitamins C, B, K, potassium, magnesium, iron – helps reduce risk of cancer and high cholesterol as well as builds healthy bones
  • Carrots – antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, fiber, copper, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, manganese – reduce risk of cancer, maintain vision, reproduction functions, teeth, gums
  • Collards – antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, K, fiber, iron, calcium, copper, selenium, zinc, manganese – helps control cholesterol levels, reduce risk of cancer, healthy eyes, skin, mucus membrane
  • Endive (Escarole) – antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, fiber, iron, copper, potassium, manganese – helps reduce glucose and cholesterol, keeps eyes and skin healthy
  • Kale – antioxidants, vitamins A, B, K, iron, copper, sodium, calcium, potassium, manganese – reduce risk of cancer, boost immune system, healthy eyes, skin, mucus membrane, bone
  • Lettuce – antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, K, fiber, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium – educe risk of cancer, boost immune system, healthy eyes, skin, mucus membrane
  • Onion – antioxidants, vitamins C, B, fiber, chromium, manganese – reduce risk of cancer, lowers blood sugar levels, reduce risk of stroke, coronary disease, vascular disease
  • Radish – antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, E, K, fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, calcium – reduce risk of cancer and inflammation, boost immune system
  • Rutabagas – antioxidants, vitamins b, C (greens have A, B, C, K), fiber, calcium, iron, manganese, copper – reduce risk of inflammation and cancer, boost immune system
  • Spinach – antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, K, fiber, Omega-3, potassium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper – helps control cholesterol and weight, maintain red blood cell production, strengthens bone
  • Squash – antioxidants, vitamins A, C, fiber, iron, zinc, copper, calcium, potassium, phosphorus – helps control cholesterol and weight, maintain eyes, skin, mucus membrane
  • Turnip – antioxidants, vitamins b, C (greens have A, B, C, K), fiber, calcium, iron, manganese, copper – reduce risk of inflammation and cancer, boost immune system

Stuffed Cabbage Recipe

Stuffed Cabbage 1

Stuffed Cabbage 1

Ingredients: 1 lb chemical free ground beef, 1 cup cooked brown rice, 1 small onion chopped, 1 large head of cabbage, sea salt, pepper, 1 Tbls paparika, 1 Tbls olive oil, 1-2 jars of your favorite marinara sauce, 1 Tbls reduced fat sour cream (optional).

Stuffed Cabbage 5

Stuffed Cabbage 5

Directions:  soak a cup of brown rice in water overnight.  Rinse rice, cover with water, then cook until tender.  Saute onions in olive oil until soft.  Add ground beef and brown.  Add 1 cup cooked brown rice and 1 Tbls paparika.  Season stuffing mixture to taste with sea salt and pepper.  Slowly cook cabbage, peeling the partially cooked leaves as you go along (don’t over cook them or they will easily break when you try to stuff them).

Stuffed Cabbage 3

Stuffed Cabbage 3

Depending on the size of the cabbage leave, add 1-2 Tbls of stuffing mixture.

Stuffed Cabbage 9

Stuffed Cabbage 9

Fold leaves like a package and use toothpicks to hold the ends closed.

Stuffed Cabbage 10

Stuffed Cabbage 10

Place in a baking dish.  Heat 1 jar of marinara sauce and whisk in 1 Tbls sour cream.  Pour over stuffed cabbage and bake at 350 degree for 1 – 1 1/2 hours until cabbage is tender.

Stuffed Cabbage 16

Stuffed Cabbage 16

What are your favorite winter vegetable recipes?  Share them with me and I will give them a try!

Much Gratitude,

Victoria Ann

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Thank you so much! It is nice to know you are enjoying the articles I share. Thanks for the support!
Much Gratitude,
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