If you want a side dish or snack you can eat – guilt free – you’re going to LOVE my healthy cabbage recipe!

This Healthy Cabbage Recipe tastes great and is great for you. That’s because cabbage has phytochemicals and fibers that help boost metabolism, mood, and immunity.

The best part?  It’s stunning and will make you look like a domestic goddess.

This Cabbage Recipe is:


  • Low calorie and low carb – 1 huge cup only has approx. 25 calories and 4 grams of net carbs.
  • High in filling-fiber that keeps you fuller, longer
  • High in anti-aging antioxidants (woo!)
  • Anti-inflammatory (great for post-workout recovery)
  • High in healthy nutrients (cabbage is one of the healthiest foods in the world) 
  • Savory and SO good


This cabbage recipe is ridiculously easy to make, too. Seriously easy… Chop, throw it in a crockpot, eat. That’s it!


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I recently got sick.  I got e Coli and salmonella from a dirty $9 green smoothie. ugh!

This stunning, healthy cabbage recipe was my go-to recipe I make to get back on track asap.

That’s why I’m sharing it with you today.  I really think you (and your family) will love it!

See me share more about why this cabbage is a must-try recipe in today’s episode of CCtv.




Red Cabbage has more antioxidants compared to green cabbage so it helps fight free radicals and regenerate healthy cells.  HINT:

Our ‘gut’ houses bacteria, yeast, and fungi that make up the ‘gut microbiome’.  A healthy gut microbiome ensures proper digestion, nutrient absorption, immunity, and mood. Cabbage helps feed and balance bacteria in the gut microbiome.

Although this bacteria is still being studied, research shows that the microbiome in your gut might also be responsible for lowering stress while improving post-meal fullness which can aid with weight loss.

Cabbage is actually one of the best veggies for the gut, health, and mood. That’s why cabbage is fermented into sauerkraut and kimchi, which are highly recommended for gut health.

But fermented foods aren’t ideal if you have candida.

I have good news!  You don’t have to ferment your cabbage to reap the gut healing benefits of cabbage.

My stewed cabbage recipe is a great recipe to try.  It’s easy, delicious and can help you get happy, healthy, and fit.


Healthy Cabbage Christina Carlyle


Even if you’re just looking for a healthy side dish idea, you’re going to love my healthy amethyst cabbage recipe.

This healthy cabbage recipe is so easy and so good for you… it’s kind of a no brainer.

Here’s my recipe for the best red cabbage ever.  It’s so easy, delicious, pretty, and healthy, seriously this cabbage recipe a must-try.

Are you ready to make it?  Let’s do this!


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Healthy Red Cabbage Recipe




*organic ingredients recommended*

  • up to 3 cups of organic vegetable, chicken/beef, or bone broth
  • 1 head of chopped cabbage, chop into 1″ squares – You can use green or red cabbage. When you use red cabbage it turns the most amazing amethyst color when it’s done cooking. Plus, it’s higher in antioxidants than green cabbage. Green or red cabbage both taste amazing!  
  • 2 tbsp. high quality plant based oil (olive, grape seed or coconut. You can also use ghee or organic butter, too)
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. fresh garlic, minced
  • Salt, pepper, and spices to taste


Recommended Spices to Season Cabbage


  • If you want to do a more ‘traditional cabbage taste’ use corned beef spices.
  • Use a packet or combine common corned beef spices including: all spice, black peppercorns, bay leaves, coriander, cloves, mustard seed, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  • I also like to use lots of fresh garlic to boost flavor.


Chopped red cabbage Christina Carlyle




  • Wash and prep your cabbage.
  • Chop your head on cabbage into 1″ squares.  Remove and discard the stalky heart.
  • Pour (up to) 2 cups of seasoned filtered water or broth in a crockpot or large sauté pan or stock pot. You want about 50% to 75% of the cabbage submerged in the liquid base.
  • Add your spices. (Season suggestions are listed below)
  • Stir, cover, and slow cook over low heat for up to 2 hours.
  • Check and stir every 30 minutes for up to 2 hours until it’s done. Stirring helps prevent browning.
  • The cabbage is done when it’s soft – not mushy.
  • Remove from the liquid. Shake, spin, or blot off excess liquid before serving. See serving suggestions below.


When it’s done, it looks like this…


Healthy Red Cabbage Recipe Christina Carlyle




  • Serve alongside corned beef with mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower
  • Add 1/4 cup hummus and hot sauce (optional for side dish or snack – mentioned in the video)
  • I also love this with tahini and hot sauce… or tahini on it’s own
  • Ghee or organic butter with garlic or lemon butter is great, too
  • Use as a side dish with a sauce. Marinara, bruschetta, or pesto work well
  • Add to soups, tacos, fajitas, on top of salads
  • Blend with veggie stock or bone broth to turn into clean cabbage soup


Healthy Red Cabbage Recipe Christina Carlyle


Leave me a comment to let me know how your cabbage turned out.  I LOVE hearing what you think.


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Healthy Cabbage Recipe Christina Carlyle


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Originally posted August 27, 2015 – Updated March 12, 2019