Healthy Eating – Recipes

Americans of all races tend to eat more and are less active than their ancestors, which, is contributing to the obesity epidemic in the US. Recent statistics show that up to 66% of the US population is overweight or obese. These weight trends are even more pronounced among African Americans with 60% of African American men and 78% of African American women identified as overweight. In addition, 28.8% of men and 50.8% of African American women are considered obese.
Simply put, we eat large portions of what we want but the nutritional value is not there. Our recipes give you just that, good healthy food with a balanced nutrition. They are for anyone that needs a balanced meal selection without the worry of excess sugar, sodium, or calories! Start eating smarter right now with Livewell Healthy Living Café.

Warm Red Cabbage Salad

Warm Red Cabbage Salad :

In this quick German-inspired side dish, red cabbage is cooked until just tender and combined with sweet apples, caraway and a tangy vinaigrette. Serve with roasted pork loin or turkey kielbasa.

6 servings, generous 3/4 cup each | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups red cabbage, thinly sliced (about 1/4 large head)
  • 3/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 crisp, sweet apple, such as Braeburn or Gala, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly, ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted (see Tip)

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add cabbage, caraway seeds and salt. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add apple, shallot, vinegar, mustard and pepper and stir until combined. Serve sprinkled with toasted walnuts.

Nutrition

Per serving : 76 Calories; 4 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 10 g Carbohydrates; 2 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 216 mg Sodium; 183 mg Potassium

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 vegetable, 1 fat

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: To toast chopped walnuts, heat a small dry skillet over medium-low heat. Add nuts and cook, stirring, until lightly browned and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.

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