Cabbage, Quinoa and Apple

I make Cabbage, Quinoa and Apple either as a side dish or a main. It’s incredibly good for you but more importantly it’s delicious. No point something being good for your body if it’s boring to eat. You can use any cabbage but the texture of sweetheart cabbage works brilliantly with the apple. Different textures make this dish so good to eat, the cabbage is soft then you get the bite of the apple and walnuts with the pops of quinoa.

Post-Natal Superfood Profile: NUTS, BEANS & SEEDS
Some nuts, beans and seeds contain good levels of omega-3 which is an essential nutrient for your brain to function, especially when managing depression.

Serves 4 as a Side Dish

100g dry quinoa
1 sweetheart cabbage
handful of walnuts, chopped
1 apple
2 spring onions
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil

  • Put the quinoa into a small saucepan that has a lid and add 300ml of water. Cook on a medium heat for 20 minutes until the water has been absorbed then turn off the heat, put the lid on and leave for 10 minutes then fluff with a fork.
  • Core and chop the cabbage then cook in a large skillet with the olive oil and ginger on a medium heat for 5 minutes then add the chopped walnuts, chopped spring onions, cored and diced apple and salt then cook for another 5 minutes. Add the cooked quinoa and stir everything together.

Published by One Tough Cooker

I'm the writer at One Tough Cooker. My experience with post-natal depression has shaped my appreciation for the family cook. We make thousands of meals to feed our families' tummies, hearts and minds.

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