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Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Our Favorites | 2 comments

What I’m Eating: Ultimate Cabbage Mix

This recipe is one of my favorites this summer. It’s so easy and versatile. It’s a quick chopped salad with the protein, dressing, and crunch recommendations below. Or it goes well as a side or topping for Asian or Mexican dishes. You can even throw a little mayo in there for a quick slaw.

My favorite part is that it lasts so long. I think I got two weeks out of the last batch I made. It stays much fresher than lettuce, and it makes quite a large quantity. I’m the only one in my house that eats it so I need it to last. I’m on this kick lately with eating veggies in bulk to keep me full. I take a TON with me (probably almost 3 cups) every day for my salad at work. If you don’t have time (or don’t LOVE chopping like me), just get a bag or two more of the pre-cut slaw mix, and you’re good to go.
1 bag of slaw mix (gets you started with red and green cabbage and some carrots, bonus…it’s already chopped)
1 head of savoy or napa cabbage, chopped small (get it at the farmers’ market!)
1 cup matchstick/julienned carrots (about 1/2 of a small bag)
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 bunch celery, chopped
Cucumbers are good with this mix, too, but I like to buy the small ones and chop it fresh for each serving. Cucumber isn’t as hardy as the other ingredients.
Mix all ingredients together in a large covered container. Store in the fridge.
You’re looking for a sesame/ginger dressing. I’ve found a couple of different options for pre-made dressings at my grocery. There’s one in the refrigerated section, but it doesn’t have sesame oil so I just add some in. Publix has one in their premium store brand line that I like that can be found on the bottled dressing aisle. I’ve also eyeballed this recipe, but I’ve gone with the ease of pre-made dressing so far.
Fried slices of tofu
Dina Chicken (I throw about 6 frozen chicken breasts in a crockpot with a full recipe of marinade and crank it up to high for about 3 hours)
Add a little crunch: Sliced almonds, salted peanuts, chow mein noodles, broken up pieces of ramen noodles


  1. Ok i must know, does this bother E? I had Brussel sprouts the other day for lunch and Ada was a very unhappy baby until late in the evening.

    • I don’t think it bothers him. Other than the dairy, I only ever had a couple of other times where I thought something I ate affected him. Once was when I first went back to work and got strep throat. I was putting OJ away like it was my job, and it gave him bad diaper rash. And then one other time with a cruciferous food of some kind (can’t remember). Those types of food affect me (gross) more than they seem to affect him second-hand. It’s very possible that the Brussels could have given her gas. You’ll just have to do trail and error…and I think it gets better as they get older.


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