Here’s a great idea for a side veggie dish, right from the kitchens of Martha Stewart! I have cut back the oil in this recipe – Martha’s 3 tablespoons isn’t necessary. In fact, many recipes out there call for much more oil than is actually needed to give flavor and texture. Olive oil contains healthy fats, yes – but remember that one tablespoon of any kind of oil contains about 135 calories. Thus, for a typical middle aged woman who doesn’t exercise and is trying to lose weight, who needs to limit intake to about 1200 calories per day in order to lose about a pound a week, one tablespoon of oil is more than 10% of the day’s calorie total – and you haven’t eaten anything yet. (You can calculate your calorie requirements to maintain or lose weight in the right hand column here).
- 1 medium head of green cabbage, cut into 1 inch thick rounds
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste (minimum salt if you have high blood pressure)
- 1 tsp caraway or fennel seeds
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