Cabbage Rolls, a Low Calorie Recipe
Article by Diet Bites
Our delicious & Economical Cabbage Roll Recipe is so easy to prepare - minimal ingredient list.
Cabbage is one of the lowest calorie foods on the planet and can work miracles in getting off that unwanted weight. Imagine - cabbage rolls remove rolls in unwanted areas. Now that's a great thing to keep in mind!
The key to keeping this recipe low in calories and fat is opting for ground beef that is low in calories and yes, low in fat.
A higher grade of meat will cost a bit more, but the good news is that you'll be feeding your body a healthier grade of protein AND you won't need as much meat to create the meal.
Another plus is that when using the extra lean beef you won't wind up with a pan full of cabbage rolls and grease.
Cabbage Roll Recipe Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients:
Several whole cabbage leaves, blanched
How to Prepare Our Cabbage Roll Recipe
Mix beef, egg, salt, pepper and bread crumbs together. Roll into cabbage leaf and top with catsup, bell pepper and onion. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes - or until done in center.
This low calorie, low fat recipe for cabbage rolls contains about 1,300 calories and makes several cabbage rolls.
Cabbage Tips for Dieters
Shredded cabbage works exceptionally well in creating slaw for meals containing seafood. It also makes an excellent ingredient in Asian stir fry's, as well as in soups and homemade vegetable egg rolls.
Brussel sprouts take like baby cabbages, also mirroring the same low caloric content. In recipes where cabbage might look or become too overpowering, these little round green bites of goodness might make a better fit.
Be sure to monitor the cooking process with a watchful eye as when cabbage becomes over-cooked it takes on a mushy texture which is soft and unpleasant to the taste. Keep in mind that even after the boiling water is shut off, the food continues to cook - and when the vegetable is fresh, it doesn't require a lot of time on the burner.
Cabbage pairs well with carrots. Try mixing it in equal portions with sliced carrots for an easy, diet friendly side dish. Just a teaspoon of reduced fat margarine, a shake of sea salt and a few shakes of cracked pepper will take the recipe to a whole new level of flavors.
Because cabbage comes in so many different varieties at the market, have fun experimenting with this healthy super food. Most stand out when dashed with spices such as curry powder OR with garlic salt or caraway seeds. Because of growing seasons, some species will be more readily available than others.
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