Good Mood Food #20 – Cabbage

GMFoodCabbage and Kielbasa

Makes 6 servings

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 60 ml or ¼ cup water
  • 25 gr or 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 gr or 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½ gr or ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 gr or ¼ teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 6 gr or 3 teaspoons caraway seed
  • 1 large head cabbage, cut into small wedges
  • 455 gr or 1 pound Polish kielbasa


  1. In a large skillet, fry bacon over medium high heat until browned, turning once.
  2. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings, and place on paper towels.
  3. Stir water, sugar, onions, garlic, red pepper flakes, seasoned salt, and caraway seeds into drippings.
  4. Add cabbage, and gently stir.
  5. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Add kielbasa to the pan. Cook, covered, for an additional 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Crumble bacon over top, and serve hot.

ChouMilanNote 1: You can also sautee the onions and garlic in the bacon drippings, then add the other items.

Note 2: Make a full meal out of it by adding 4 to 5 cubed red potatoes, which you microwave to par-cook them for 3 minutes, then add them to the pan with the cabbage.

Note 3: Another way of making a full meal is serving the main recipe with bowtie pasta.

Note 4: Top each dish off with a dollop of sour cream and it blends the flavors of all the ingredients perfectly!


Amount Per Serving Main recipe.
Calories: 377
Total Fat: 26g
Cholesterol: 63mg
Sodium: 952mg
Total Carbohydrates: 20.2g
Dietary Fiber: 6g
Protein: 17.2g

Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap-band [WLS] persons can eat a serving max !

PDF of this recipe: 20150709-GMF-Cabbage-and-Kielbasa

Number 20 of the 20 Healtiest Foods on Earth
Cabbage has been a widely known “health food” for decades now, and it seems the more studies they run on it, the better it looks. One of the easiest and tastiest ways to eat more cabbage is to make a soup out of it. You can also steam it for a great side dish to any meal. One tip: cut it into smaller pieces so it cooks quicker and is easier to eat.

The fiber in cabbage will help to keep your digestive system operating at its full potential. The antioxidants are the key on this one as well as almost all of the items on this list, doing battle with the free radicals that occur as a result of stress and other factors. If you struggle with high cholesterol you’ll want to pay extra attention to cabbage as a way to keep it under control. It can also help to prevent or deter cancer due to its high levels of glucosinolates.

Vitamin Breakdown per Cup
Vitamin C – 61% – A surprising source of Vitamin C since it usually is associated with fruits.
Folate – 11% – You’ll want to make sure you get just enough, and cabbage really helps.
Protein – 1.3g – Not too much protein, but an interesting source that you might not have known.

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