March 2, 2005

What's low-carb, widely available, tasty, versatile, highly nutritious, and among the cheapest vegetables in your grocery store? Cabbage, which is in season right now, and even cheaper than usual - I just paid 19 cents a pound for it. At that price, I bought two heads. With the cost of lettuce, cucumbers, peppers and other summer salad vegetables at their predictable winter high, cabbage makes a lot of sense.

One cup of green cabbage has 3.8 grams of carbohydrate, with 1.6 grams of fiber, for a usable carb count of 2.2 grams, and 17 calories. It's one of the best sources of the little-known vitamin K, needed for strong bones, blood clotting and proper kidney function. You'll also get appreciable amounts of vitamin C and potassium, plus a grab bag of other vitamins. Go for red cabbage and you'll enjoy more than the pretty color - you'll get all the aforementioned vitamins, plus roughly a day's worth of vitamin A.

Many medical studies suggest that sulfur compounds found in vegetables in the cabbage family reduce cancer risk. I found studies citing reductions in breast, prostate, colon and even lung cancers. (Just so you know, other vegetables with similar benefits include broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bok choy and kale. All of them are low carb.)

And here's a great Coleslaw Dressing recipe for that cabbage. To make the dressing, mix 1/2 cup of mayonnaise and 1/2 cup sour cream with 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 1 1/2 tablespoons prepared mustard, 1 teaspoon Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a tiny dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder and salt to taste. This is enough for a dozen servings (approximately an average-size head of cabbage), and will add about 1 gram of carb to each serving. You can spice it up a little and use red cabbage and stir in one grated carrot, and it will be almost too beautiful to eat. Add red cabbage to tossed salads for color and added nutrition.

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Sugar Free Low Carb Spicy Barbeque Sauce
Serves: 10
Carbs Per Serving: 1.8 g (2 TBSP)
Prep Time:<10 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

You really can't have slaw without BBQ. This is an amazing low carb sauce that you can use on chicken, beef or pork. You will love it.

1/4 c. Steviva Brand Stevia Blend

2 tablespoons Tabasco
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
0ne large clove garlic crushed
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 pound (1 stick) butter
(Optional) 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper (adds flavor and makes hotter)

Warm over low heat until butter is melted and ingredients are blended. This sauce can be served at the table, southern style or used to marinate the meat first.

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