“Cabbage, Cabbage Everywhere”

Did you know that the plant pictured below is not only beautiful, but also nutritious! Cabbage is in season now and grown locally in Virginia. Cabbage is a very dense leafy green vegetable. It is closely related to broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts. Not only is this food low in saturated fat and cholesterol, but it is also an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin B6, and vitamin C, to name a few. Vitamin C helps with the common cold and is also a necessary vitamin for the growth and repair of the body. Cabbage is a good source of dietary fiber, which helps the body retain water and is important for digestive health. 

You can find this vegetable served in Prince William County Schools’ cafeterias, where the wonderful staff turn it into delicious Stir-Fried Cabbage… yummy! This dish will be available in Elementary Schools on Tuesday, February 6th; Middle Schools on Monday, February 5th; and High Schools on Friday, February 16th.


Want to try our Stir-Fried Cabbage at home? The recipe is below. ENJOY!

 

1 small head of green cabbage, approx. 2 lbs.
2 slices of turkey bacon
1/8 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
¼ cup vegetable oil
1/8 cup brown sugar

 

Cook bacon in oven at 325ᵒ F for approximately 5-8 min.

Cool and then crumble the cooked bacon. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 425ᵒ F.

Remove cabbage core, and chop cabbage into 1 inch wide strips.

Toss cabbage in vegetable oil.

Sprinkle cabbage with bacon, brown sugar and soy sauce.

Toss it all together, and spread in a baking dish.

Cook for 5 minutes in 425ᵒ F oven, stir, and then continue cooking  for an additional 3-5 minutes until cabbage is tender. 

This recipe is served monthly in your school cafeteria!

~ Compliments of PWCS School Food and Nutrition Services ~