Balancing work, home, family, extra-curricular activities, and the million other details in the course of a day can be overwhelming. As a result, it can be easy to let dinner fall by the wayside or have it become an afterthought. Food is what nourishes and energizes our bodies which allows us to manage the daily assault of stress so it’s important to have a meal that sustains and boosts our bodies rather than merely filling it.
Having easy meals planned that require minimal prep and dishes (and are also full of whole food!) is a way to step away from other quick-prep foods that are typically processed and full of preservatives. This recipe for Unstuffed Cabbage is super easy to make and is a kid-friendly meal (especially if you use the sweet and colorful red cabbage!).
In this recipe, I used Winsky Farm ground beef. When we do incorporate meat into our meals, it’s important to know where and how the animals were raised. Winsky Farm is located in Oxford, MA and their beef is all natural, humanely farm-raised with no hormones, steroids, or antibiotics. The red cabbage is from Pete’s Greens in Vermont, local and organic. Cabbage is one of my favorite veggies and this sweet red cabbage is a perfect compliment to the acidic tomatoes and earthy beef. Red cabbage is high in Vitamin C, promotes a healthy gut, and full of anti-oxidants making this meal an immune-boosting germ-fighting hero!
1lb Ground Beef
1 Small Cabbage, chopped
1 Large Onion, chopped
2-3 Cloves Garlic, minced
2 cans (14.5 oz) Diced Tomatoes
1 can (8 oz) Tomato Sauce
1/2 cup water
2 Tbs Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
~In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.
~Add onions and ground beef and cook until beef is no longer pink.
~Add garlic and cook for another minute.
~Add the chopped cabbage, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, and seasoning.
~Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the cabbage is tender.
~Enjoy with a side salad or toasted bread!