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his super simple and nutritious side dish, is one I often overlook. I usually always buy a big head of cabbage every week… and when it’s still lurking around in the fridge after a few days, I either make my Asian cabbage slaw or this warming recipe as a perfect side dish for any clean meat!

Red cabbage is so good for us! It’s packed with disease-fighting and gut healing nutrients. One of the top vitamin C foods on the planet, it supports our immune system and it’s loaded with fiber… which every human needs more of in their diet!

If you want to learn more about the benefits of this cruciferous vegetable, check out Dr. Axe’s article ALL about it’s healthiness!

This simple recipe is easy and can be a quick side dish to cook along side your wild caught salmon, grass fed steak, or roasted pasture raised chicken.

Okay, let’s do this!


  • 2 Tbsp Grass Fed Butter or Coconut Oil
  • 1 Yellow Onion – chopped
  • 1/2 large head of red cabbage shredded (6-8 cups)
  • 1 granny smith apple (or use red if that’s what you have) thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water (more if needed)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Dice the onion and add it to a large pot with the butter or oil.
  2. Saute over medium heat for about minutes until the onions are soft and transparent.
  3. Add the cabbage, apple, vinegar, water and salt to the pot.
  4. Turn down to medium-low heat and place lid on pot.
  5. Stir occasionally until cabbage is very tender (about 20-30 minutes)
  6. If water drys up, add a little bit more (1/4 cup)
  7. Once cabbage is tender, season with freshly cracked pepper and more salt if needed.
  8. Enjoy!

I just love simple and nourishing recipes that use real food in a delicious way. It makes cooking and eating more fun and less stressful.

If you love this recipe and want to learn more about the clean eating lifestyle, check out my clean eating programs! You get tons of resources, recipes, shopping lists, and more.

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Remember that nourishing your body is an act of self-love. You deserve to be fed well. It’s up to you to make that choice every day. I’m here if you ever need a little help!

With love and gratitude,

Becky Wells
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner


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