Don’t you just love it when you make a great dish that is tasty, healthy, can help you lose weight depending on what else you eat and ridiculously simple to make? I know I do. I am being very careful with my food at the moment and have really bulked up with my vegetable and fruit intake. To help me do this I have been eating a range of delicious salads, yes the words ‘salad’ and ‘delicious’ can feature in the same sentence. One such dish is my red cabbage and carrot salad. It’s like a coleslaw and it is really moreish. I can quite simply make a bowl of this and eat it allllllll day.
Red cabbage is a great addition to meals especially if you are trying to lose weight as it is low in calories but high in fibre. It is rich in vitamin K and anthocyanin which are great to improve brain function and concentration. These can help prevent nerve damage and help protect against Alzheimer’s. Red cabbage has compounds that have been shown to inhibit cancer growth, it can also help improve eye, skin, hair and nail health, detoxify the body and regulate blood sugar so next time you make a salad make sure you add in some red cabbage.
Now as I mentioned this salad is easy to make so here is the recipe for those that would love to give it a go. It’s a great addition to the weekly menu especially if you are trying to lose a few pounds before your summer holiday. I was sent a great gadget which I used to help me. The Veggie Pasta Maker / Spiralizer from Eddingtons is great for getting the carrots just right as I have found grating them just didn’t work well enough as the gratings were too flimsy. The gadget allowed me to make carrot spaghetti to the length I wanted and the perfect thickness which was great. The veggie pasta maker can also make vegetable ribbons if you prefer by a simple flick of the switch.
I do love this product, the only drawback is that part of the vegetable is not used although the positive side of that is that I have something healthy to nibble on whilst preparing the food.
You can serve this salad as a side dish or have it as a main meal, the portion is quite generous so may be enough for two meals with a portion of fruit as a snack in between servings.
176g red cabbage
½ a white onion
1 heaped tsp chopped dill
2tbs mayonnaise (I used readymade)
Chop the cabbage.
Spiralize the carrot
Slice the onion.
Combine them all and throw in the dill and mayonnaise.
Stir well and serve.
I was sent the spiralizer to make my life easier when making this delicious salad. All views are my own although the fact the carrots were the perfect thickness with this did make me smile and breathe a sigh of relief.